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Sep 23, 2014 

Kindergarten, Primary & High Schools

Last Updated: 19th July 2013

Cayman has an array of excellent schools, each following either the British or American curriculum. If your child goes to a school which follows the British system, your child will enter Kindergarten (or Reception year) in the September of the school year in which they will turn five (i.e. they must be 4 by September 1st of the year they start). Your child will then go on to Grade 1 the following year. In the American system, your child will start at the same age but will enter Pre-K at the age of 4 and Kindergarten the following year when they are 5. There is no major difference in the curriculum content for each age group between the US and the UK system, just a difference in the naming of the different levels in the system.

Cayman Academy
211 Walkers Road, George Town
PO Box 515, Grand Cayman KY1-1106 
Tel: (345) 949 7190
Ages: 2 years and 9 months-16 years
Hours: 8.30am-3.10pm Monday-Thursday and 8.30am-2.10pm Friday
Monthly Fees: Pre-K-Grade 6: CI$376, Grade 7-12: CI$613
Curriculum: Cayman Islands Curriculum and they do CXC (Caribbean Examination Council) 

Cayman International School 
95 Minerva Drive, Camana Bay
PO Box 31364, Grand Cayman KY1-1206
Tel: (345) 945 4664 Fax: (345) 945 4650
Director: Dr. Jeremy Moore
Academic calendar: August-June
Office hours:  7.30am-4.30pm
Ages: 2-18 years
Student population: 500+
Application fee: CI$300
Annual fees:
    Nursery: 5 days/week CI$8,584
                 3 days/week CI$5,150
                 2 days/week CI$3,433
    Pre K3-Pre K4: CI$10,308
    Kindergarten: CI$11,145
    Grades 1-3: CI$12,990
    Grades 4-5: CI$ 15,735
    Grades 6-8: CI$16,090
    Grades 9-10: CI$16,548
    Grades 11-12: CI$16,869
Note: 2% discount applied to an annual payment, 5% surcharge if paid monthly (10 equal installments). There is a 10% reduction for the second child and 15% for the third and subsequent children.  
Meals: Hot lunches CI$6 daily    
Average class size: 13-18 (Pre-K to Grade 12)Curriculum: American. IB Diploma, IB Certificates, United States High School Diploma
Facilities: Multi-purpose hall, computer lab, art room, library, science lab, music room, swimming pool, basketball and tennis courts.
Extracurricular activities: Music, art, ballet, choir, dance, yoga, karate, volleyball, soccer, tennis, basketball and swimming.  Activities may change during the year.  After-school care is available 2.15pm-5.30pm. 


Cayman Prep & High School
PO Box 10013, Grand Cayman KY1-1001 
Primary School site: 242 Smith Road, 
George Town
High School site: 559 Walkers Road, 
George Town 
Established: 1949
School Director: Debra McLaughlin
Primary School Principal: Brian Wilson
Tel: (345) 949 5932 Fax: (345) 949 5535
High School Principal: Sheila Purdom
Tel: (345) 949 9115 Fax: (345) 949 9811
Academic calendar: September-June
Age of pupils:  4-18 years
Registration fee: CI$100
Annual fees:  
    Kindergarten-Year 6: CI$8,785
    Years 7-9: CI$9,535
    Years 10-11: CI$10,100
    Years 12-13: CI$11,150
Note: Fees can be paid per term or monthly, special rates apply.
Annual snack fee: CI$60 per term
Annual book fee (Kg-Y6): CI$150
Annual PTA fee: CI$75
Student population: 873 
Primary school: 486
High school: 387
Meals: Hot and cold lunches CI$5.25-CI$6 daily
Maximum class size: 25
Curriculum: British based. IGCSE, GCSE, AS and A'Levels (Cambridge International and Welsh examination boards)
Facilities: Multi-purpose halls, specialist IT and science labs, art rooms, drama studio, music rooms, sports field, research libraries, basketball/netball courts and sixth form facilities.
Extracurricular activities: Duke of Edinburgh Award; Model United Nations, annual music production, music choirs, debating, robotics, after-school clubs including art, drama, photography, dance, trampoline, chess; sports including rugby, cricket, football (girls and boys), netball, table tennis, field hockey, volleyball, badminton, fitness, sailing and diving. 


First Baptist Christian School 
920 Crewe Road, Red Bay
PO Box 10275, Grand Cayman KY1-1003 
Tel: (345) 945 7906 Fax: (345) 945 5958
Principal: Dr. Linda Cross
Academic calendar: September-June
Office hours: 7.30am-4pm
Age of pupils: 5-12 years (Kg-Grade 6)
Application fee: CI$150
Annual fees: Kindergarten-Grade 6: CI$7,140
Sibling discount: Sibling's fees are CI$6,803
School hours: 8.15am-2.30pm (children can be dropped from 7.30am)
After school programme: CI$190 per month full-time and CI$150 part-time
After school programme hours: 3pm-5.30pm
Meals: Hot lunches CI$5 daily through the Food for Thought programme.
Student population: 90
Average class size: 18-22
Curriculum: American
Facilities: Gym, computer lab, mobile laptop carts, library and large sports field.
Extracurricular activities: Languages, music, junior bands, sports, after school clubs, Spanish and tutoring.  

Grace Christian Academy
21 Crescent Close, off Boltins Avenue, 
West Bay
PO Box 31930, Grand Cayman KY1-1208
Tel: (345) 945 0899 Fax: (345) 945 0896
Principal: Bernice Scott
Academic calendar: August-June
Application fee: CI$50
Age of pupils: 3-18 years
Annual fees
    Preschool-Kindergarten: CI$8,051
    Grades 1-5: CI$8,565
    Grades 6-8: CI$9,012
    Grades 9-12: CI$ 9,525
Note: Second and third siblings are given a discounted rate
Meals: Hot lunch CI$4-CI$5 daily          
Student population: 126
Maximum class size: 14
Curriculum: American, Christian-based education. Grades 6-12: US curriculum. Students take SAT in Grade 12. Scholarships available for students in grades 7-12.
Facilities: Swimming pool, science and fully equipped IT computer lab, music room, art classes, sports field, basketball court and two playground areas with equipment. 
Extracurricular activities: Scuba diving certification, cooking, debating team, board games, chess club, foreign language for Kindergarten to Grade 12, performing arts, steel pans, swimming lessons and free after- school tutorials. Clubs change each term. Early bird care available.  Students participate in mandatory community service activities, work study for years 9-12.
Bus service: A school bus runs from Hurley's Shopping Centre in Grand Harbour to the school in West Bay and back daily. 

Hope Academy 
Units 1-7 Grand Harbour Shoppes
PO Box 31160, Grand Cayman KY1-1205
Tel: (345) 769 4673 Fax: (345) 769 4675
Head of school: Samantha Tibbetts
Academic calendar: August-June 
Ages: 4-18 years
Application fee: CI$50
Annual school fees
    Pre-K4-K: CI$8,400
    Grade 1-12: CI$10,500
Other fees
    Annual book fees: CI$300 per student
    Tutoring fees: CI$40 per session
    Speech  fees: CI$100 per session
    Behaviour therapy: CI$120 per session
    Educational assessment: CI$2,800
Meals: Hot lunches CI$6 daily    
Student population: 130-144
Maximum class size: 12
Curriculum: American 
School description: A full-time educational programme designed especially for those who would benefit from a smaller learning environment. This includes students with average to above-average intelligence who may be dealing with specific learning difficulties, ADHD, high-functioning Pervasive Development Disorder (or mild Autistic Spectrum Disorder), anxiety based disorders and/or other challenges. All of the programmes are geared toward helping each child reach their full potential. This starts at the Pre-K 4 year old programme that encourages a love of learning while building early literacy skills. It continues through High School where it encourages independence and responsibility while preparing for college. Please note an academic screening is usually required on enrolment and is included with the application fee.
Extracurricular activities: After-school programmes are available and may include academic intervention, homework assistance or one of the therapy options available. 

Montessori By The Sea
277 Prospect Point Drive
PO Box 11747, Grand Cayman KY1-1009
Tel: (345) 947 0684 Fax: (345) 947 0794
Academic calendar: September-June
Ages: 21 months - 14 years 
(Toddlers - Grade 8)
Hours: 8am-3.15pm (depends on age)
Student population: Approximately 155 
Application fee: CI$200
Annual fees: (One Time Annual Cost) CI$700
Programmes: Toddler (21 months-3 years): 5 days/week CI$10,485, 8am-3pm
     Half-days (5):  CI$9,415; Hours: 8am-12pm
     Casa (Pre-K - Kindergarten: ages 3-6 years): Full-days: CI$9,150, 8am-3pm
     Half-days (3-4 years 9 months): CI$8,550, 8am-12pm
     Elementary - Lower & Upper (Grades 1-6: 6-12 years):  CI$9,420, 8am -3.15pm
     Middle Years (Grades 7-8: 13-14 years): CI$10,435, 7.45am-3.15pm
Sibling Discounts: 5% for the second child and 10% for the third and subsequent children. Mixed Ages: There are mixed ages in each of the programmes.
Payment Options: Tuition payments may be made annually - whereby you will receive a 2% discount, semi-annually where you will receive a 1% discount or monthly (discounts are available with sibling discounts)
Tours: School tours available monthly
Teacher-student ratio: Toddler - 1:5; Casa - 1:10; Elementary - 1:12; Middle Years - 1:15
Curriculum: Follows the Montessori philosophy whilst amalgamating the British and Canadian education curriculum
Extracurricular activities: After-school clubs which vary on a term-by-term basis
Services: Daily after-school care available 3.15pm-5pm CI$15 daily; CI$240 monthly. 


St. Ignatius Catholic School
599 Walkers Road, George Town
PO Box 2638, Grand Cayman KY1-1102
Tel: (345) 949 9250  Fax: (345) 945 6230
Established: 1971
Head of School: Tom McGrath
Office hours: 8am-4pm
Academic calendar: September-June
Ages: 3-18 years
Application fee: CI$100
Fees:     Nursery-Year 6: Annual: CI$7,950
             Per Term: CI$2,782 (3 terms)
             Monthly: CI$868 (10 months) 
     Years 7 - 11: Annual: CI$9,197
             Per Term: CI$3,274 (3 terms)
             Monthly: CI$1,011 (10 months)
             (includes technology fee)

             Years 12 - 13: Annual: CI$10,755
             Per Term: CI$3,830 (3 terms)
             Monthly: CI$1,181 (10 months)
             (includes technology fee, does not include books)
Note: Fees can be paid monthly or per term
Sibling discount: A third child receives a 25% discount on fees
Student population: 600
Average class size: 22-26
Meals: Hot lunches CI$5-CI$6 daily
Curriculum: Modified British Curriculum (IGCSE and GCSE; AS and A Levels - Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and Welsh Joint Education Committee (WJEC).
Facilities: Three science labs, music wing (including sound-proof practice rooms), learning support centre, canteen, art room, two computer labs, school hall, modern classrooms, sports field, basketball and netball courts and Virtual Learning Environment and laptop programme for grades 7-13.
Extracurricular activities: After-school clubs, art, drama, music, sailing, tennis, diving, cricket, rugby, soccer, Cub Scouts, Brownies, cooking clubs, annual music production, house activities. After-school care available 2.30pm-5.30pm daily. Weekly learning support visits available.  

Triple C School
74 Fairbanks Road, George Town
PO Box 10498, Grand Cayman KY1-1005
Tel: (345) 949 6022
Application fee: CI$100
Annual fees: Preschool full-day: CI$5,985, half-day: CI$4,489
    K-Grade 3: CI$6,367
    Grades 4-6: CI$6,621
    Grades 7-8: CI$7,005
    Grades 9-10: CI$8,277
    Grade 11: CI$8,404,
    Grade 12: CI$8,532
Note: Other fees include book fees, capital fee and graduation fee and add up to an additional CI$650+ per year. 
Curriculum: American. Children work towards an American high school diploma accedited by the Association of Christian Schools Internaitonal (ACSI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

Truth For Youth School 
84 Walkers Road, George Town 
PO Box 370, Grand Cayman KY1-1106
Tel: (345) 949 2620 or (345) 949 7041  
Ages: 3 years 9 months-11 years 
Hours: 8.15am-3pm Monday-Thursday and Friday 8.15am-12.15pm
Monthly Fees: CI$385

Wesleyan Christian Academy 
150 North West Point Road, West Bay
PO Box 346, Grand Cayman KY1-1301
Tel: (345) 949 1121  Fax: (345) 949 1762
Ages: 3 years 9 months - 18 years
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8.10am-3pm and Friday 8.10am-2pm
Annual fees: Kg-4-Grade 8: CI$4,050
   Grades 9-12: CI$4,550
Curriculum: American. Students work towards Wesleyan's High School Diploma 

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