Cayman International School (An ISS-Governed School)

Cayman International School (An ISS-Governed School)

Yes, it's true, we have a beautiful island, and we have beautiful buildings, but most importantly, we have devoted our lives to bringing out the beauty in every child. With more than 650 students (PK-12), Cayman International School (CIS) is dedicated to a mission to Connect|Inspire|Serve, and these beliefs are ingrained in our school culture. Students in the CIS community are engaged in an exceptional educational experience that prepares them to be innovative learners, encourages creativity, promotes problem-solving, and instills integrity. With more than 40 nationalities represented in the student population, children at CIS have the advantage of learning in a collaborative and active environment that brings together a wealth of diverse perspectives. CIS is an IB school, inspiring children to be active contributing members in a global society and empowering students to be agents for positive change.

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Not for Profit
International Schools Services
Not for Profit
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS)

Contact Information
PO Box 31364
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Grand Cayman
Grand Cayman
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345 945 4664

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Education Information
Common Core
Common Ground
United States of America

Tuition Fees

Teacher Information

Student Information
Teaching Information

Job Types and Salaries
Human Resources Manager
School Counsellor
Teacher's Aide/Education Assistant

Visa Requirements
Minimum Qualification Level
Teachers: Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in Education or area of specialization; Training from an Education program or school with a US-based curricular focus; Prior experience in Project Based Learning or similar progressive pedagogy; Minimum of 2 years experience
School Benefits
Number of Contract Days
Typically 180 teaching days and 10 Professional Learning days. 197 day contract (typically 190 working days) for teacher and teacher assistant positions; 212 day contract (typically 205 working days) for office positions.
There are no taxes in the Cayman Islands
5% employee and employer contribution to pension plan after 9 months of employment
Arrival flight reimbursed for each full time faculty member hired from overseas and one dependent permanently residing in Grand Cayman. Flight reimbursement (max $1000 USD per person) for economy tickets from USA home of record
Moving Allowance
CI$2000 (USD$2400) settling-in stipend for teachers hired from overseas at start of contract
Dependent Opportunities
Teachers receive tuition benefits for dependent children - 100% - First Child, 50% - Second Child, 20% - Third Child
Employer pays 75% of Prime (standard) health insurance plan
CIS offers a $3600 USD continuation bonus after completion at the end of year 3, year 4 and year 5. CIS offers longevity bonuses ($3600 USD) at the end of year 10, year year 20 and year 30.

Secondary Learning Support Teacher

The Secondary Learning Support Teacher is responsible for educating children holistically, guiding them in the process of becoming adept learners, supporting Elementary students with exceptional learning challenges and assisting teachers in the process of educating these students. The successful candidate is required to have the following:
- Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in Education
- Specialized technical qualifications in the area of Special Education
- Training from an Education program or school with a US-based curricular focus
- Prior experience as a teacher in a standard K-12 educational setting
- Minimum of two years experience teaching Special Education in a US-based school or International School with US-based or International Baccalaureate curriculum
Starting: 1 Aug 2019
Apply By: 21 Oct 2018
Closes In: 30 Jun 2019

Early Childhood Teacher’s Assistant

CIS seeks an Early Childhood Teacher’s Assistant who can help create student centered lessons following a High Scope philosophy. The ideal candidate is energetic and understands child development, is able to listen to and understand young children and how they learn, and is able to create a nurturing learning atmosphere for every student. The ideal candidate is a teamplayer and can work in a collaborative spirit with the lead teacher and with fellow teacher assistants. The successful candidate will be required to;
• Have a high school degree or higher
• Have excellent verbal and written skills
• Have previous experience working in an Early Childhood program
• Assist in developing lesson plans based on HighScope requirements and the specific needs of each child
• Collaborate with teachers to monitor the development of each child
• Understand the teacher’s routine and be able to support or run aspects of the classroom day
• Work with small groups and whole classes of children to promote their learning and development
• Maintain a clean classroom environment
• Support children’s hygiene including the changing of diapers
• Understand the tenets of positive discipline for preschool children
• Express joy in the classroom
• HighScope or equivalent pedagogical training
• Have first aid training or be able to be trained

Salary CI$20,000-$30,000
Starting: 1 Aug 2019
Apply By: 21 Oct 2018
Closes In: 1 Jun 2019

School Receptionist

We are looking for a friendly, informative, and welcoming receptionist to join our school. As a receptionist, you will serve as a positive first impression of the school at all times, while handling the daily responsibilities of a receptionist with efficiency and ease. You will answer inquiries, provide information to students, parents, and visitors, and maintain an organized front desk. Skills required include a positive attitude and excellent communication and organization skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, ability to work independently on own initiative, database management skills and experience. Work experience in an educational setting and/or busy office preferred.
Salary CI$27,000-$35,000
Starting: 3 Jun 2019
Apply By: 22 Jan 2019
Closes In: 1 Jun 2019

Substitute Assistant Teacher

Salary: $93.75/day
The Substitute Assistant Teacher is responsible for following lesson plans and substituting in classrooms, under the direction of the Teacher, on an on call, as needed basis. This is not a full-time position. The successful candidate is required to have the following:
- Have a high school degree or higher, certificate or working towards a diploma in Education preferred.
- Ability to follow lesson plans and previous classroom experience required
- Formal training in child care, first aid or other related field preferred
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, excellent communication and organizational skills

Successful candidates will receive statutory benefits in accordance with the Cayman Islands Labor Law. Caymanians and Permanent Residents are encouraged to apply.
Starting: 22 May 2019
Apply By: 21 Mar 2019
Closes In: 31 May 2019