High School

The High School at Cayman International School consists of grades 9 to 12. The curriculum is based on American and International standards, and is designed to prepare students for graduation and entrance into university/college education. In order to graduate, students must accumulate a specific number of credits in core subjects and in electives course. The graduation requirements provide a holistic learning environment prepares well-rounded knowledgeable students. Credit accumulation requires passing marks and regular attendance

Qualified students in grades 11 and 12 are able to take courses in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. IBDP courses prepare students for external exams given around the world in May of each year. Successful performance on these exams can lead to advanced standing in universities and colleges in North America, Europe, and other regions of the world.

CIS promotes an active homeroom/advisory program. Each student is part of a homeroom, and the homeroom teacher serves as the student’s advisor. Homeroom teachers, in addition to the counselor, assist students with goal setting, study skills, service learning, team building, and general counseling needs. The homeroom teacher provides additional information and support related to high school specific issues (graduation requirements, college and career exploration, portfolio development, and eventually, the college application process). The homeroom teacher is also the key contact for parents and provides a means of communication between the home and the school.

In the high school, CIS provides learning opportunities that extend beyond the classroom walls. Each year, students in grades 9 and 10 have the opportunity to participate in a college tour and cultural trip. The purpose is to expose students to different college campuses and to gain a better understanding of college life. Students will also begin to develop an understanding of their personal needs and interests. The staff at CIS works with students and families to find the best college fit for each student. In grades 11 and 12, students have the opportunity to attend a service and adventure trip. The service trip provides the opportunity for students to develop a stronger understanding of different lifestyles and cultures. Through service, students develop empathy, reflect on their own lives, and begin to make important decisions about how they want to live out their lives as positive global contributors.


Students are academically challenged, and participate in engaging activities that provide a well-rounded and advanced educational experience. In every academic course, rigor and character development are fundamentals of the globally-focused education students receive at CIS."

Doug Murphy, Principal

Secondary School (Middle & High)

Ben Calsbeek

Ben Calsbeek, Vice Principal

Secondary School (Middle & High)