Activities and Electives

Kyiv International School believes that extracurricular activities are an important part of a student’s educational experience. Elementary students have a variety of special activities that they can participate in during the school day. For 5 and 6 year olds, their activity days are Mondays and Thursdays. 7 - 10 year olds have their activities on Tuesdays and Fridays. These activities last for 45 minutes. Parents will sign-up for their children’s activities on the Moodle. Activities will switch 3 times a year. Parents and students will be notified ahead of time which activities will be offered, and when the registration begins. Parents are also encouraged to offer an activity. Please contact the activity coordinator if interested.

Middle School and Secondary (After School)

KIS is an active member of CEESA, the Central and Eastern European Schools Association (, and participates in many events.  Furthermore, KIS has recently joined the Red Division and will be competing against the larger international schools in the region in Soccer, Volleyball and Basketball.

Some groups may travel for tournaments, some may play locally, some by be cancelled depending on student interest.

KIS offers the many activities, including the following:

Tennis   Knowledge Bowl
Soccer   Basketball
MS Lego Robotics   Cultural Arts
Cross Country   Volleyball
Speech and Debate   Track and Field
Math Counts   Softball
Choir   Model United Nations
Band   Student Council



Many of these activities have associated travel for the CEESA championships.  Students are responsible for paying all travel expenses for these sporting and cultural exchanges.

Field Trips

Field trips are mainly used to aid in the instruction of the classroom.  Thus it is important that students attend these trips as part of their educational experiences.  Students in good academic/discipline standing are able to participate in Field Trips. Students must have a parent signed permission form to participate and will be accountable for alls school rules while on the trip.

Academic Eligibility

KIS students should establish a balanced and well rounded educational plan that includes Academics, Activities, Athletics, the Arts and Community Service.  However, when time constraints result in failure to achieve mastery, academics become the first priority.  Students are eligible to participate on school teams and/or school events, including trips if they meet the eligibility standards established by the school. The eligibility guidelines will be given to all students at the beginning of the school year.


  • All students must be in academic good standing, i.e. they should have no D’s on their Status Report.
  • All participants must attend the full day on the day of travel or the day before if the event is on a weekend.
  • Success orientations and behavioral problems may impact decisions by the administration in consultation with teachers, coaches, and/or activity sponsors, regarding selection for KIS teams or allowing those already selected to continue participation.  

The Director of Instruction may allow exceptions regarding eligibility for students under special circumstances and/or for educational field trips if the benefit of said trip outweighs attendance in classes or vice versa.