Cayman International School (CIS) is a place where elementary students in Kindergarten through Grade Five study, learn, play and support each other. Through a safe and inviting learning environment the school promotes the students’ social, emotional, physical and academic needs. The academic program consists of the core subjects of Reading/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. These subjects are taught by the homeroom teachers. Each elementary classroom is self-contained, meaning that each homeroom teacher is responsible for a single group of children for the entire year. Music, Art, Physical Education (PE) and Spanish enrich the elementary school program and are taught by specialist teachers. Computer, Library and Guidance classes are integrated into the regular instructional program and assisted by specialists in these areas.
The school day for students in Kindergarten to Grade Two is from 8:15 am to 2:15 pm. Students from Grade Three to Grade Five attend school from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Students are encouraged to bring a healthy morning snack from home. Lunch can be ordered in advance through the school or brought from home. School and PE uniforms can be purchased from Land’s End. This information is available on our website. A variety of after school activities are offered during the year, including swimming, tennis, soccer, yoga, Math Olympiads, reading enrichment, drama, dance, art club and cooking.
Report cards are issued four times during the school year. Formal parent-teacher conferences are held each semester. Standardized achievement tests are given to Grades Two to Five.
CIS is a community of learners. Monthly assemblies are held to bring students, teachers and parents together for celebrations of learning. A character education trait is emphasized at each assembly. Our students are encouraged to become compassionate, lifelong learners who are inquirers, thinkers, risk-takers and communicators while being knowledgeable, principled, caring, balanced, open-minded and reflective. We are preparing our students to become tomorrow’s global learners.