Cayman International School strives to provide opportunities for all of our students to participate in extracurricular athletics regardless of skill level or prior exposure to sports. We believe that participation in team and individual sports fosters individual growth as well as the development of pro-social soft skills needed to become successful in the modern world.
While our philosophy is participatory in nature, CIS also looks to provide competitive experiences for our higher level athletes as they develop the skills and desire to achieve success on the pitch, on the court, in the pool, and around the track.
CIS has three focus sports that align with our participation in the Caribbean Area International School Sports Association, or CAISSA. Our students are exposed to football (soccer), basketball, and volleyball early on and are given the opportunity to play these sports in PE and after school in both competitive settings as well as part of our after-school clubs and activities program.
Locally, our school competes in the CUC sponsored Primary Football League (PFL) at Under 9 and Under 11 level. We're also excited to announce that CIS will enter girls and boys teams in the inaugural DART U13 Cayman Islands High School Football League in the Fall of 2017. Additionally, we send U13 and U14 teams to local and international tournaments, notably the KPMG Football Fest in Nassau, Bahamas.
Cayman International School varsity athletes participate in CAISSA end of season tournaments for basketball, football, and volleyball. CAISSA member schools are Carol Morgan School (Dominican Republic), International School of Port of Spain (Trinidad & Tobago), Academia Cotopaxi (Ecuador), Escuela Campo Alegre (Venezuela), and Cayman International School. These tournaments afford our student athletes with the opportunity to grow as athletes and as global minded young adults through meaningful social and cultural interaction with students from around the world.
Secondary athletes compete locally in the Private Schools Association (PSA) sports league for football, volleyball, basketball, track and field, and swimming. CIS is proud to host a number of PSA one day tournaments and events throughout the year.
We pride ourselves in keeping a growth mindset toward sports at CIS. All students are encouraged to participate so that all students can continue to grow.
Many CIS students represented the Cayman Islands at the Carifta Aquatics Championships held in Barbados over Spring Break.
Three CIS students from the Cayman Islands Sailing Club competed at the Bahamas Opti National Championships (including 86 sailors from Bahamas, Turks and Caicos and the US) last month and sailed through the picture perfect regatta conditions to incredible results.