Kodaikanal International School (KIS), also known Kodai School, is a co-educational independent residential school offering education for grades P-12. It is located on 43 acres (0.17 km2) in Kodaikanal, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, South India. Kodaikanal is a hill station at 2,133 m (6,998 ft) in the Palani Hills, 121 kilometres (75 mi) north-west of Madurai.
Early alumni of KIS include US Ambassador to India Robert F. Goheen (1936) and US Congressman Chris Van Hollen (1977). KIS students and alumni often refer to themselves as "Kodai Kids".
In 1975, KIS became the first school in India to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB) and the IB Middle Years Program (MYP). In addition, it also awards its own certificate, the KIS Diploma, to all graduates. It is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (US) and recognised by the Association of Indian Universities.
The current principal is Adrian Moody.
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