About CISM


Dear Parents and Students,

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to our school website.
This year we implemented new and exciting AS & A levels and ICE programme, offering a broad and balanced curriculum by recognising the achievements of learners who prepare IGSCE exams with seven to ten subjects from five different subject groups, including two different languages.

The school has also launched new measures to help every single student do better in their studies. Offering Academic Support in English, Mathematics, Science for both Primary and Secondary.
The teachers at Crane are working with their students, side by side, to help them secure the brightest future they long for.

Together we will keep the strong tradition of excellent education in CISM, and I would like to acknowledge and thank all the members of the school community, parents and families, the Board of Management, Student Council, Former Student Volunteers and Parent Volunteers for their continued support of the school.

I hope you have found the information useful, and it has given you an insight into the wealth of experiences we offer our students. Should you wish to contact us, please find details at the top of the page.

Crane International School

Crane International School Myanmar is one of the leading centres for learning and development. It is an independent co-educational school with over 300 students aged between 3 and 17. CISM is known for its caring community and inspirationally high standards. CISM will prepare your child for a life where ambition, success and confidence are rooted in security, happiness and a sense of who they are.

Our environment is a joyful place where each student is welcome and cared for. Children feel good about themselves and it is a place where they feel truly safe and supported. Students, staff, parents and management work together to give every student the best possible education– one which will equip them with the academic, social and emotional skills to find success in a rapidly changing world. In our school, good learning leads to academic attainment – but our students also grow in self-knowledge, self-respect and self-confidence.

We believe that school should provide a busy, challenging and happy childhood as a good preparation for life. At CISM each student will discover the opportunities, encouragement and understanding, which they need.

Children are all different and all children can discover their individuality and nurture their abilities to the highest level of fulfillment. All CISM students aim for the highest standard of academic excellence and we believe that this excellence can blossom thanks to the diversity of activities in which students engage and by the happiness and security of their lives at school.

History of CISM

Crane International School Myanmar was founded in 1997 by a motivated Myanmar couple who are committed to raising the standards of English language teaching and learning experiences. To provide a high-quality international education option for Myanmar students in Yangon the school operated under the guidance of Crane International Company Co. Ltd originally named as Centre for Business and Language Studies (CBLS). A year later, CBLS needed to expand in order to respond to the growing demands of English Education in Yangon and began to make both primary and secondary education available.

In 1998, C.B.L.S moved to a larger facility on Shin Saw Pu Road for the Primary Sector and Bahosi Complex for the Secondary Sector. Twelve years later a second campus opened in Mayangone to accommodate the expanding enrollment with separate elementary, middle and high schools interwoven into one complex that was unrivalled in the region.

Today, Crane International School Myanmar is an international school for students aged 3 – 17 and it serves a truly multi-cultural community, where every student is valued and treated as an individual. We set high standards and expectations and we encourage and support our students to achieve their very best. The school is situated in pleasant and spacious grounds and students benefit from a varied curriculum with access to a modern sports centre.


To inspire every child to reach their full potential


To build a challenging environment that nurtures lifelong learners.

Work at CISM

We provide a safe and warm environment for our staff at CISM. Every employee is treated equally. Although some of our employees are working at CISM as expatriates, some have been with the school since the beginning.