The expansion of Cayman International School is an exciting project that will enhance the educational experience for students, increase the capacity of the school to nearly 1100 (including four classes at each grade level), and will maintain the small class sizes and positive culture that CIS is known for. The new Early Childhood Center provides an extraordinary environment for our youngest learners to play, grow and learn, and the new High School building, including a double gymnasium and performing arts spaces, is designed for contemporary collaborative learning. In recent years, CIS has become widely recognized in international education circles, and this remarkable expansion project will further its growing reputation for excellence.
Opening in August 2019
The early childhood facility will consist of a nursery, pre-K classrooms, a library, a teaching kitchen, as well as music and movement rooms, the latter a place where children can develop their motor skills. There will also be covered, outdoor learning gardens for each classroom, and a designed outdoor play space for the children.
Students in the early childhood facility will be immersed in larger spaces with additional areas for growing and playing. Programs like music and movement and perceptual motor, which are currently curtailed due to lack of space, will thrive in the new environment, and the early childhood library will be the pièce de résistance.
Opening in August 2020
The new high school building will transform and improve upper-grade students’ experiences in many ways. It is designed to be flexible and accommodate contemporary approaches to teaching and learning. Ultimately, it will enhance deeper learning by providing students opportunities to engage in constructivist activities in a variety of spaces, rather than to simply sit in rows and listen to lectures in boring boxes. The innovative design for the high school will promote collaboration, enable inquiry-based and project-based learning and create an atmosphere of excellence for students.