Cayman International School $60 Million Expansion Is Now Complete
The expansion on Cayman International School was in order to double the current capacity of the school to nearly 1100 to maintain the small class sizes adding a new class per grade. The expansion works have ran over two years with the new Early Childhood Centre opening in August 2019.
The new three-storey building spans nearly 100,000sqft with 22 new classrooms that include a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) lab, four science labs, a technology lab, art lab, band room, choir room and mixed-use classroom.
As well as the traditional classrooms there are five music practice rooms, 12 collaboration spaces, a black-box theatre, video production room, library, video production room, multi-purpose gymnasium, fitness room, and faculty offices. This huge new expansion will keep pushing the schools growing reputation for excellence.
The schools Director, Jim Urquhart, explains how the spaces collectively allow people to learn and work together in a fluid fashion.
“Learning is at once an introspective and a social endeavour and having these creative spaces allow people to collaborate in small and large groups or quietly reflect in equal measure,” said Urquhart. “These additional indoor and outdoor spaces allow for progressive and purposeful programme expansion in the high school, as well as school-wide. Thus, we have space to match our increased enrollment and high interest in our growing school community,”