Columbus North
International School
Community Partnerships
CNIS Students visiting McGraw Hill Publishing
Our local partnerships help provide resources by connecting us with institutions that are at the forefront of our increasingly global-local Columbus community.
At International, students engage in community service, join local programs and groups, and invite guest speakers, performers, and presenters to draw important connections between the local and the global.  Whether it is a professor from Columbus State Community College discussing his efforts to teach rural communities in his native Senegal to use alternative energy sources, or a SWACO educator explaining how to use landfills to fuel automobiles, through these type of experiences, our students gain first hand knowledge and think critically about today's global issues and locally developed solutions.
The Ohio State University’s Office of International Affairs, Area Studies Centers, and Foreign Language Center, provide venues, curricular support, and opportunities for staff development. From 2011 through 2013, Columbus International partnered with the Slavic Studies Center at OSU to start a Russian language program at International that still continues today.  Currently, Columbus North International School, Hubbard Mastery School, and the East Asian Studies Center are working on a mastery based Mandarin Chinese Curriculum between the three institutions.
Columbus Council on World Affairs has offered enrichment programs for students, staff development for teachers, guest speakers, and organizing and bringing internationally renowned professors and politicians to Columbus International to work with students. In 2011, CCWA along with the United Nations Association and Ohio State’s African Studies Center helped International host a Model African Union simulation with other local high schools.  

McGraw Hill Publishing Company and CNIS have partnered to bring a deeper and enriching learning experience to our students.  From working with teachers on utilizing and deploying the latest instructional tools and resources to providing parents and students with free tutorials on improving reading and math skills, McGraw Hill has made a difference within the CNIS community.
Asia Society: International Studies Schools Network provides a rigorous globally minded curriculum that serves as the foundation for the International Seminar experience.  In addition, the ISSN provides school professional development and global collaboration opportunities for teachers and students.
Nationwide Insurance: Street Law has partnered with CNIS to bring an engaging and relevant legal curriculum to social studies classes.  Members of the Nationwide legal team meet with CNIS students and discuss civil rights and liberties, laws, and scenarios.  CNIS students also have the opportunity to spend the day at Nationwide and tour and interact with the legal department.

At International, we continue to seek partnerships with local organizations, groups, and corporations. For information about partnership opportunities, please contact Principal Kenny Lee via email at or via phone at 614.365.4054.
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