Why Choose LCIS?

Experience comes with age and, with 55 years of history, LCIS has a trusted record of growth and success.

OUTSTANDING STUDENT RESULTS
Our students meet or exceed the norms on international and national exams.

The quality of an LCIS education is proven as our students meet or exceed the international or national norms on exams such as the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, PSAT, SAT and BGCSE. On average, 85% of LCIS students achieved the full IB diploma, beating the worldwide average by 6 points. In Grades 1-9, we use the ERB as a benchmark to our evaluate students’ progress against those in US private schools.


UNIVERSITY PLACEMENT
IB students get more acceptances and scholarships to university than their peers.

Just by being in an International Baccalaureate (IB) school, LCIS students get more acceptances and scholarships for university. Our graduates have earned over $5.6m in scholarships and are studying or working in 24 countries on 6 continents. Our dedicated college counselor works with every student to find the best fit and all students are accepted into their first or second choice school.


ACCREDITATION
LCIS is regularly evaluated by the International Baccalaureate Organization, the North East Association of Schools and Colleges, and the Council of International Schools.

Not every school undergoes a rigorous external review process, but LCIS is regularly evaluated by the International Baccalaureate Organization, the North East Association of Schools and Colleges, and the Council of International Schools to ensure curriculum, results, staffing, and administration are operating at the highest international standards. LCIS is proud to be part of an elite group of only 298 schools worldwide to maintain three levels of authorization by the IB.


STUDENTS COME FIRST
Our non-profit school spends over 84% of tuition dollars on teaching and learning each year.

Experience comes with age and with 55 years of history, LCIS has a trusted record of growth and success. Under the governance of our longest serving principal and Board of Directors, our non-profit school spends over 84% of tuition dollars, or about $7m dollars, on teaching and learning each year. As a community-based school with a global focus, we have always served local and international families. LCIS is a US Embassy preferred school.


HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS
More than half of our staff have master's or doctorate degrees.

Excellent education starts with excellent teachers. More than half of our staff have master's or doctorate degrees and LCIS spends over $100K a year for ongoing professional development. The International Baccalaureate curriculum supports teachers in the design of effective curriculum and assessments. And, with over 900 teachers applying each year for less than 10 vacancies, LCIS continues to hire the best teachers from the Bahamas and around the world.


A DIVERSE & INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY
We are proud to be 40% Bahamian and to represent 46 nationalities and 17 languages

Whether from across the globe or down the road, students from 18 months to 18 years are welcomed and supported at LCIS from their very first day. Our community is proud to be 40% Bahamian and to represent 46 nationalities and 17 languages.  We celebrate our diversity and offer curriculum and programmes that develop international mindedness alongside an appreciation of Bahamian culture.


THE BEST PREPARATION FOR LEARNING & LIFE
The International Baccalaureate curriculum cultivates problem solvers who can think creatively.

In today’s world, it’s not just what you learn, but how you learn that is important. The International Baccalaureate focuses on cultivating problem solvers who can think creatively. It also develops young people who have compassion and who are not afraid to try to make the world a better place. For students of all ages, our curriculum develops academic and personal skills that will allow a child to be happy and successful in school and life. Art, music, and languages are taught regularly from the earliest years.


TRANSFORMATIONAL LEARNING EXPERIENCES
Numerous co-curricular, sporting and travel experiences enrich students’ personal development.

With over 50 free co-curricular activities, students can explore interests from sailing to steel band, coding to kayaking, and gymnastics to Junkanoo. Beginning in Grade 6, annual off-island trips extend the curriculum. All grade 9’s complete Bronze Certification for the Governor General Youth Awards. Secondary students have additional opportunities to travel and learn, whether it is to Montreal for Model United Nations, Jamaica for a football tournament or Cuba for a Spanish language exchange trip. LCIS is also a member of BAISS and CISA, which provides opportunities for local and international athletic competition.


LOCATION & FACILITIES
Our safe, multi-age campus is designed to maximize learning and a feeling of community.

Located adjacent to a beautiful marina in a gated community, our multi-age campus in Western New Providence is designed to maximize learning and a feeling of community. Our lush campus with its pink buildings is one of the reasons that current families say LCIS is so special. Access to cutting-edge technology and the second fastest internet anywhere on the island is one of the reasons that students think it is best.


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2018-19 Teacher Recommendation

2018-19 Counsellor Recommendation