Thursday, April 13, 2017

Exciting Plans for the Future at Lyford Cay International School

Lyford Cay International School has experienced tremendous growth since its beginning as a small community school in 1962. Today, LCIS offers the full International Baccalaureate programme and is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (CIS).

Through its committed leadership and faculty teams, LCIS has exceeded worldwide norms across the complement of annual IB examinations. In 2016, 100% of our graduating class were accepted into their first-choice university and many of them are now attending top schools in the United States, UK and Europe.

Moving forward, LCIS hopes to continue to inspire, challenge and transform its students as well as positively impact the wider Bahamian community. The school has worked tirelessly to chart a comprehensive Strategic Plan for the way ahead in order to remain the most sought-after option for Junior Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 education in the region.

Lyford Cay Marina/vacant land composite

New Secondary School & Campus Enhancements

As LCIS moves forward, the stimulating educational environment that the school provides will be further enhanced by the expansion of its academic and sporting facilities, most notably through the construction of a new state-of-the-art Secondary School campus just behind the Island House. 

The school engaged acclaimed architectural firm Cooper Robertson Partners, New York to complete the master planning process for both the current and new campus. Improvements have already begun on the current campus, including an expanded Nursery facility, the building of a new kitchen and preparations for a new Multi-Purpose Building. Fundraising is well underway for Phase One of the new Secondary School campus, and construction will begin as soon as this first milestone is met.  

Persons may learn about the more about the ongoing campaign for the new campus by visiting

Lyford Cay Gateway
Revamped Scholarship Programme

LCIS prides itself on having a transformative impact on all students and will continue its commitment to diversity and access for Bahamian students. This school year, LCIS expanded its financial aid programme to include Named Scholarships. These new scholarships are awarded to Bahamian students who display outstanding ability in academics, arts, technology, community service, languages, Junkanoo, sports and other unique areas.

The school is currently at the maximum enrolment possible for our size. Upon completion of our new Secondary School campus, our aim is to have an even greater impact on the Bahamian community, by ensuring that the financial support necessary to continue to enrol qualified Bahamian students remains available.

Nursery Programme

Last month, LCIS launched a new 18 months - 2 Year Old Programme that will begin in the fall of 2017. With the launch of this new programme, LCIS will begin teaching students from as young as 18 months all the way up to 18 years of age. The school is excited to bring this much-needed, play-based programme to the early learning market in The Bahamas.

The Nursery programme will feature specialist teachers in Spanish, swimming and music, as well as small class sizes. There has been tremendous response already and LCIS looks forward to the continued growth of this programme.

Founded in 1962, Lyford Cay International School (LCIS) is a fully accredited international day school located in western New Providence offering an educational programme that inspires excellence. LCIS is the only school in The Bahamas to offer three International Baccalaureate programmes, the PYP, MYP and DP. Upon graduation, LCIS students move on to top colleges and universities around the world. Visit:

Kind regards,
O'Niel Bain
Communications and Development Assistant
Lyford Cay International School
Nassau, The Bahamas
Telephone: (242) 362-4774


Dr Joanna Paul - Development Director  362-4774 ext. 2242

Rebecca Massey - Development Coordinator  362-4774 ext. 2250

O’Niel Bain - Communications and Development Assistant  362-4774 ext. 2251