What are the best international schools in Cayman Islands part 2. You can see part one here.
First Baptist Christian School (FBCS)
First Baptist Christian School offers a quality American educational program in a Christian environment. FBCS is a culturally diverse school with students from 14 countries around the world, and approximately 63% of our students are Caymanians.
It offers education for preschool children from grade 2 to grade 7. The school is committed to helping students become independent, resilient learners who set goals, track their progress, and persevere in challenging tasks to become successful learners. The FBCS uses an American curriculum and adheres to Virginia’s standards for English, math, science, and specialty subjects such as music, physical education, technology, and Spanish.
It follows the Cayman Islands Social Research Program to explore the landscape and history of the Cayman Islands and neighboring countries, as well as the ACSI Bible Study Program. A biblical worldview is integrated into all subjects, and students also have the opportunity to express this through the chapel, worship services, and Bible studies.
The staff consists of attractive, fully qualified, and experienced teachers from all over the world. The FBCS is a First Baptist Church ministry led by a school ministry team. As educators, the school believes that all students can learn and achieve good results.
They adhere to an educational philosophy that is student-centered and teacher-centered. The learning experience touches on several areas of learning: cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and spiritual. Learning also stimulates growth and development towards complexity in these areas.
The emphasis is on the social aspects of learning, therefore interdependence and community participation is valued and practiced. Learning is integrative where hands-on learning, problem-solving and innovation are used as an opportunity for learners to see their education and life experiences as a whole and become independent learners. a nurturing, kind, caring environment in which every student can grow and develop.
St. Ignatius Catholic School
Founded by the Jesuits over 50 years ago, St. Ignatius School is renowned in the Cayman Islands and beyond as one of the leading educational institutions in the community. The main mission of the School is to create a solid foundation of academic excellence in serving the values of the gospel and the holistic formation and development of our students.
With over 690 students, the school’s dedicated and qualified senior leadership team and educators work diligently in partnership with parents/guardians to ensure that each student reaches their highest potential in a safe, supportive, caring and Christ-centered learning environment. To this end, their curriculum and focused teaching are designed to ensure that our students succeed and improve their learning experience at St. Ignatius.
The school welcomes children of all nationalities, religions, and circumstances. From preschool/kindergarten to grade 13 – hallmarks of St. Ignatius – academic excellence, strong Christian values and principles characterized by mutual respect, high morals, generosity, and service are promoted.
The students enjoy a myriad of activities and activities related to prayer and worship, drama, music, sports, and community service, among others, to develop their spiritual, intellectual, physical, and emotional character along with their academic pursuits.
The school’s goal is to help the students grow up to be positive, responsible people equipped with the tools they need to succeed in the 21st century. Throughout their educational journey to St. Ignatius, the school’s patron St. Ignatius of Loyola says the children are shaped to “go ahead and burn the world” and have a positive impact on their community.
Triple C School
Triple C School has been providing quality Christian education in the Cayman Islands since 1941. It was the first private school to provide both primary and secondary education. The school, which includes preschools up to grade 12, is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Fifty percent (50%) of graduates seek tertiary education in the United States and Canada. The remaining fifty percent (50%) choose to go to college or university locally or elsewhere, or successfully apply for a job after completing our career/work experience program.
Students at Triple C will gain wisdom, knowledge, and a biblical outlook as evidenced by a commitment to Jesus Christ with a creative, character, leadership, ministry, leadership, and worship lifestyle.
Triple C School partners with families to provide internationally competitive education in a Christ-centered environment and strives to lead students towards the fulfillment of God’s purpose.
Triple C School does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, gender, disability or age in its programs and activities.
Triple C School has a dual purpose – to develop the intelligence of its students through strong academic programs and their character through numerous and varied experiences. The success of this dual-purpose depends on a staff of competent, committed Christian professionals who are role models and fully guided by a worldview firmly grounded in the infallible Word of God.
They strive to clearly convey to their students that the Bible and the teachings of Jesus should not be relegated to any small religious domain, but to be effective, they must be fully integrated into all aspects of their lives.
While they understand that this decision must be completely in their hands, they hope and pray that all the disciples will be analysts, thinkers, active Christians and people of high moral and Christian qualities, not only adopting Christian views, but also fully committed to their own business.
Advantages of studying in an International School
There are undoubtedly many advantages of studying in international schools. Its strength lies not only in the implementation of curricula that are better adapted to the demands of the modern labor market and a globalized society but also in a multicultural environment. Below we list the most important benefits of studying in international schools.
1. International curriculum
As you may know, international schools offer education in accordance with foreign curriculum. However, many of them combine elements of more than one system, for example, a curriculum based on the Turkish core, enriched with elements of the British, American and other systems. Such training programs are often much better suited to the demands of the global labor market.
A particularly interesting option is the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, which prepares children for an international diploma. The goal is a comprehensive education focused not only on good knowledge and skills, but also on individual development and the formation of an attitude of tolerance, understanding and responsibility.
2. Learning languages
Since classes in international schools are conducted in a foreign language (usually English), they provide exceptional opportunities for the development of language skills. These schools also offer a wide range of additional language courses: French, German and Spanish, as well as languages less popular in Turkey, such as Arabic. Knowledge of languages is confirmed by appropriate certificates, respected all over the world, which is a great advantage in the labor market.
Both public and private schools with international classes are also required to teach Turkish. This gives expats the chance to expand their communication skills, learn more about the culture and adapt to Polish society. It also ensures that children from Turkey who attend an international class or school do not lag behind in learning their mother tongue, as well as Turkish geography and history, because these classes are mandatory for them.
3. Own grading system
International schools use not only foreign curricula but also the assessment systems used in other countries. They are often more motivating and less stressful for children and adolescents than the classical system used in Turkey. It should be remembered that in primary schools, including international ones, children must take the Turkish language exam in the 8th grade.
4. International environment
One of the really greatest benefits of studying in an international school is the multicultural environment, where students get to know other cultures. Through this, they develop the ability to cooperate with people of different characteristics, customs, and cultural norms. They also learn tolerance, mutual respect, empathy, and understanding of others – their behavior, motivation, aspirations, and values. Such an environment helps to shape the world’s citizens who will feel comfortable wherever they are.
5. Greater opportunities in the labor market
Graduating from an international school increases opportunities in the global labor market. This is especially true of the internationally recognized International Baccalaureate program. The IB diploma is recognized by most foreign universities, and employers are very positive about it.
A diploma from an international school allows a graduate to stand out and testifies to a high level of knowledge and competence, which gives its holder a significant advantage over graduates of ordinary schools.
6. A wide range of extracurricular activities
International schools are not only providing interesting international academic programs, but they also offer a wide range of extracurricular activities that include foreign language lessons, sports, and art activities such as music, art, dance, and photography.
The wide range of these activities allows students to develop their interests, build their curiosity about the world and teach them a systematic approach to acquiring skills and achieving goals. Thanks to this, a student of an international school has the opportunity to acquire general and professional knowledge, as well as to develop socially and emotionally.