Lyford Cay International School is an independent, non-denominational day school for Nursery through 12th Grade, offering a full International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. "Lyford Cay International School strives to challenge its students to become respectful of self and others, disciplined, ethical, and healthy global citizens with the ability to succeed in an interdependent, challenging and changing World"
Lyford Cay International School was founded in 1960 by Canadian entrepreneur E.P. Taylor, for children of his employees on the island. Initial enrollment was just 9 students - and 2 teachers - but by 1981 these figures had grown to 147 and 9 respectively. The years 1993-94 marked a period of rapid development at the school, with the opening of a new Early Learning Centre and Elementary School; and by 1997 the student population had increased to over 200. Lyford Cay International School expanded to include a Secondary school in 2003, receiving IB Middle Years Programme accreditation the same year. The school has offered the IB Diploma Programme since February 2004, and the IB Primary Years Programme since 2005.