Cayman International School strives to ensure that the education provided meets acceptable levels of quality as measured by several accrediting agencies.
The Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges (MSA) provides accreditation and school improvement services for American international schools overseas and in the Caribbean, as well as those in the Middle Atlantic region of the United States. CIS has received full accreditation through Grade 12 from the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) has authorized CIS to present the Diploma Programme in Grades 11 and 12. Schools seeking to offer any of the IB programs must undertake a rigorous process called authorization, which is similar to accreditation, but with a focus on curriculum and teaching standards only. CIS received authorization to present the Diploma Programme in March, 2008.
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. The ESAU’s mandate is to contribute to continuous school improvement of education. CIS was inspected by the ESAU in November, 2007. CIS is committed to seeking excellence in education.
Cayman International School is a member of the Tri-Association (http://www.tri-association.org/). This Association of American Schools of Central America, Colombia, Caribbean and Mexico seeks to improve the quality of teaching and learning opportunities for the schools in this region by exploring ways to achieve better understanding through international education, provide an avenue for communication and cooperation among member institutions, and facilitate cooperation with national, state, local, and non-governmental agencies in the field of international education.
Cayman International School is an invitational member of The Association of American Schools in South America (AASSA) http://www.aassa.com. AASSA's mission is to provide and promote programs and services to member schools whose primary language of instruction is English in order to enhance the quality of American and international education in the Americas.