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Local Schools, Day cares and Universities in the Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands have amazing schools, from preschools through to universities. For a school calendar year, there can be up to 13,250 students enrolled in government primary schools, government secondary schools the Lighthouse School - the country’s school for special needs, in private schools, preschools, primary schools.

In Cayman, it is compulsory for all children from the age of five to 17 to attend school or be home-schooled.

Place Reserving

Private schools in Grand Cayman have a waiting list for places in every year, particularly in kindergarten. As early as possible place their name on the list of your two preferred primary schools, and as early as birth for your preferred preschool.

Requirements & Enrolment Age

A child can usually start at age two or sometimes younger. The starting age depends on whether you will be educating your child through the British school system or the American school system. In the British system, your child can enter Kindergarten if they are four by September, while in the American system, your child must be five by September.

Scholarships & School Fees

Caymanian students do not pay school fees to attend government schools. All non-Caymanian students attending one of the public schools pay CI$750 - 1200 per year for primary to high school. This is considerably less expensive than current private schooling.

The top preschools charge in the region of CI$850-$1000per month The top primary schools charge between CI$8,500-CI$18,000 per year and the top high schools charge between CI$10,000-CI$20,000 per year.

All Caymanian students accepted at a private school to take A Levels or an Associates degree at UCCI, can apply for a scholarship to help pay for their school fees. If a student is accepted from a government school, they get the first year’s fees paid in full (plus text books) and then either CI$7,000 or CI$5,000 paid.

Colleges & Universities

  • International College of the Cayman Islands
  • St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine
  • School of Veterinary Medicine
  • School of Hospitality Studies
  • The Truman Bodden Law School 2nd & 3rd floors, Former CIBC
  • University College of the Cayman Islands
  • University of the West Indies (Open Campus) Cayman (UWI)

Vocational Training & Professional Training

Vocational and professional training has come a long way in Cayman over the last few years. Traditional colleges and universities aside, there are also independent organizations, which offer all sorts of courses to help business professionals gain new and valuable skills. The following are a few businesses that offer training courses:

Kids gymnasts during summer camps

Community Vocational Training Centre

Open to students aged 17 and up there are no entry requirements. Students work towards a professional license or to meet local industry standards to become an electrician, plumber, welder or a/c technician. Courses are held in the evenings from 6 pm - 9 pm.

Call Allan Moore on (345) 917 7320.

Innovative Management & Professional Training (IMPT)

They offer the ACCA FIA (Foundations of Accountancy) as well as the ICSA certificate in Offshore Finance and Administration, and the Certificate in Offshore Banking Practice. They also offer computer training courses and day seminars in project management and business communication.

Alissta Towers, 85 North Sound Road, Tel: (345) 943 4678.

Ready2Work KY

This is a government programme for unemployed, high school or recent university graduates. The programme delivers structured training, and other training to mitigate the barriers to accessing gainful employment.

For more information call (345) 945 3114.

Risk Consultancy Services Ltd.

Welcomes individuals/companies. Offering training in rigging and lifting procedures for crane operations, fall protection training, scaffold building, forklift operator training, hazardous material handling, fire warden training and PHTLS training (pre-hospital trauma life support).

Call Julius Jacky on (345) 326 1007