Principal Welcome Letter

On behalf of our elementary staff,  it is my pleasure to welcome new, returning and prospective students and their families to our amazing campus and school.

The effective and timely work of the Cayman Islands Government during the pandemic has allowed Cayman International School to remain in-person since June 2020 and benefited our students tremendously.  Recent standardized test results show our students’ average achievement continues above pre-pandemic norms and our experience has become a beacon of hope for the rest of the world as it begins to return to normal. To say we have been fortunate in Cayman is an understatement. 

While we have come out of the pandemic in a tremendously positive position here at CIS, it has not been without its challenges.  I want to thank parents and teachers for the supportive and collaborative spirit that is so prevalent in our school.  Mother Teresa stated “In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love”. This is particularly true for schools, where it is the culmination of many individual “smaller” learning moments and the strong partnership between parents and teachers over the years that ensures our students are ready to do “great” things with their lives.   It has been great to be a part of a community where students, teachers, and parents care for each other and strive to build meaningful relationships that support academic and social-emotional growth.

While there is so much to celebrate, there is always more work to do.  Just like our own lives, schools are always a work in progress.  With each new school year, comes new and exciting opportunities to build and improve our program, including better articulation of policies and procedures, refining and training up on instructional strategies, tweaking schedules, or welcoming new teachers who bring new experiences and ideas!   I welcome these new opportunities and I look forward to collaborating with students, teachers and parents at some point along the way. 

As usual, if you ever need anything or have any questions email me or better yet, come speak with me in the fire lane any time before or after school.


Dr. Martin Thomas

Elementary School Principal

Dr. Martin Thomas
Elementary School Principal


Meet the Team

Adrienne Waller
Elementary School Assistant Principal
Adam Winton
Elementary School Coordinator

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