Learning at Cayman International School

CIS is continually engaged in the project of re-imagining learning to better meet the needs of this generation. Our school is designed to help children create the future they want -- to set important goals and develop everything they need to achieve them. To realize these aims, we embrace a few simple truths:

Learning is a process, not a product.

We engage students in the active pursuit of meaningful changes in knowledge, beliefs, behaviors and attitudes. We insist upon an enlarged definition of student achievement, lending equal support to the mastery of big ideas and the development of mindsets, competencies and habits associated with long-term success.

Learning happens everywhere.

We understand that learning occurs in the real world, between real people, for real reasons. Our school environment is being re-designed to optimize time, space, pedagogy and outside experiences to enhance students’ learning and make the most of their time. Our curriculum includes projects that provide meaningful contexts for learning, connecting it to the work that is needed in the world, right now.

Learning is something people do together.

We know that learning is something our students do themselves, not something that is done to them or for them. We help them develop supportive relationships as they work with others to build a shared understanding of the world and its future. Our students learn how to build a community, communicate purposefully about its future, and develop sustained, productive learning networks that honour the people they hope to be.