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International Schools in Cayman Islands

You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Cayman Islands with fee information. It includes nursery schools, primary and secondary (high) schools and you will find the right school to prepare for International Baccalaureate, and other diploma in Cayman Islands. Some schools will follow the American or British curriculums with English speaking programs.

Cayman Islands Education

Standards of education in the Cayman Islands are relatively high. There is a 90% literacy rate and the Government has invested in education. Education is free and mandatory for every 4-16 year old Caymanian. The Islands's public education system is based on the English model and follow the Caribbean Examinations Council curriculum, which is very similar to the English GCSE system. There are many private primary and secondary schools in Grand Cayman, including some specialist and some religious schools.

International Schools

International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Cayman Islands. There may be some local population, but the schools are geared for an international student body. The private schools in Cayman Islands tend to follow either the British or the American education systems. Primary instruction may be any language (and multiple languages are usually taught), but it is usually in English, French, Spanish, German, or Japanese. Many schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam. Schools often provide internationally accepted accreditation such as the international baccalaureate.

Admission and enrollment procedures vary from school to school. Space is often limited and preference may be given to students based on nationality. Tuition tends to be expensive based on local standards, but offers high standards of learning, boast smaller class sizes, first-rate facilities, and extracurricular. Boarding facilities are available at some schools, but most only provide day classes.

Accreditation

The CoIS (Council of International Schools) is a non-profit association of international schools and post-secondary institutions which provides educational accreditation, teacher and leadership recruitment services, links to higher education, governance assistance and help with founding new schools. The Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges (MSA) provides accreditation and school improvement services for American international schools overseas and in the Caribbean. The Cayman Islands Educational Standards and Assessment Unit (ESAU) is the government body responsible for conducting independent evaluations of Cayman’s public and private schools. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) accredits Christian schools worldwide.

Grand Cayman

First Baptist Christian School (FBCS)
Address: P.O. Box 10275
Grand Cayman KY1-1003 Cayman Islands
Tel: (345) 945-7906
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

First Baptist Christian School is an elementary school (kindergarten to grade 4) and middle school program (grades 5-8) with English instruction. It is a ministry of the First Baptist Church. The curriculum is based on the North American system.

Cayman Prep and High School (CPHS)
Address: 242 Smith Road/PO Box 10013
Grand Cayman KY1-1001, Cayman Islands
Tel: 1-(345)-949-5932
Tuition Rates (CI $): $8,335 - 10,650 per year

The school was formed by the Church in Jamaica in 1946 and is owned and operated by the United Church in Jamaica. Cayman Prep & High School is a private, co-educational primary and high school. The school uses the British system of education. Uniforms are required.

Montessori By the Sea
Address: P.O. Box 11747
Grand Cayman KY1-1009 Cayman Islands
Tel: (345) 947-0684
Tuition Rates (CI $): $8,050 - 9,800 per year

This school has elementary and middle years programs following the Montessori Framework. It meets the U.K. Curriculum Standards and Objectives with instruction in English.

Montessori School of Cayman
Address: 519 South Church Street
Grand Cayman KY1-1202 Cayman Islands
Tel: 345-949-0202
Tuition Rates: $725 - 875 per month

This pre-school and elementary offers English instruction.

Montessori del Sol
Address: 11 Hinds Way
Grand Cayman KY1 1010 Cayman Islands
Tel: (345) 949-3222
Tuition Rates (CI $): $7,500 - 8,600 per year

A casa and toddler Program offering the Montessori philosophy.

St. Ignatius School
Address: P. O. Box 2638
Grand Cayman KY1-1102 Cayman Islands
Tel: (345) 949-9250
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This school follows British curriculum and follows the Early Years Foundation Stage to year 13. Spirituality is at the core of the education. Exams include International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), and AS/A2 (A-Level) examinations are offered through Cambridge International Exams (CIE) and/or the Welsh Joint Examination Council (WJEC). Uniforms are required.

Wesleyan Christian Academy
Address: 150 Northwest Point Rd. West Bay
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Tel: 1 (345) 949-1121
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The curriculum is Christian faith based with English instruction. Courses are available from kindergarten to 12th grade.

George Hicks High School
Address: P.O. Box 1809
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Tel: 345.949.9488
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This school is a mixed 11-14 year comprehensive. There is a standard core curriculum with many extracurricular.

George Town

Cayman International School (CIS)
Address: PO Box 31364
Cayman Islands KYI-1206
Tel: 345-945-4650
Tuition Rates (CI $): $ 3,270 - 16,066 per year

Cayman International School began as Faulkner Academy in 1994. The school was purchased by International Schools Services (ISS) in 2002 and the name of the school changed to Cayman International School (CIS) in 2003. CIS is a private, college preparatory, non-sectarian, co-educational school for students from two years old through Grade 12. It provides an American/International educational program for the dependents of the multi-national professionals living in Cayman.

Cayman Academy
Address: Walkers Road
George Town, Cayman Islands
Tel: (345) 949 7190
Tuition Rates (CI $): $3,386 - 5,575 per year

This school provides classes from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade in English instruction.

Triple C School
Address: 74 Fairbanks Road
George Town KY1-1005 Cayman Islands
Tel: (345) 949 6022
Tuition Rates (CI $): $4,489 - 8,532 per year

This school offers North American curriculum based on the United States national standards, and educational topics relevant to the Cayman Islands. The curriculum prepares students for tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT) which are required by most colleges as an entry requirement. In addition to CXC exams, the school offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses in English Language and Studio Art.

Battle Ground

Grace Christian Academy
Address: 260 Range Road
Battle Ground, Cayman Islands
Tel: (345) 945 0899
Tuition Rates (CI $): $40 - 320 per week

Grace Christian Academy is an independent school with a Biblical perspective. It is accredited by the ACSI. The school runs from the early years to high school. Uniforms are required.