November 03, 2015
Lyford Cay International School (LCIS) is currently recruiting the best and brightest students in The Bahamas for enrolment in the 2016-17 school year.
Through a generous Financial Aid Programme, LCIS is able to offer substantial assistance to qualified Bahamian students who would otherwise not be able to receive an International Baccalaureate (IB) education. LCIS Admissions Director Rose-Marie Taylor believes that the Financial Aid Programme plays an essential role in ensuring that the school’s student population remains diverse: ‘We are able to support a wider range of students which significantly deepens the diversity and quality of our whole school programme.’
Danisha Higgs (Albright College ‘15, University of the West Indies ‘19) is a graduate of LCIS from the Class of 2010 who is currently studying medicine. Having been a financial-aid recipient at LCIS, she shares her experience, stating: ‘There are pivotal moments in life, some unexpected, that help an individual to progress. For me, one of these pivotal moments came when I had the opportunity to study at LCIS. The foundational skills that I acquired while finishing my high school education at LCIS helped to indoctrinate in me a hard-working spirit and mentality towards my studies. In particular, the rigorous IB programme pushed me to exceed academic boundaries that I didn’t even know existed. The academic discipline that I utilised during my studies at LCIS contributed to a smooth transition into collegiate life.’
LCIS has experienced tremendous growth over the past several years and looks forward to an even greater increase in enrolment and the number of applications received from Bahamian families. The school will shortly be concluding the master-planning process for a new Secondary School campus that will feature state-of-the-art academic and athletic facilities. The planning of the new campus also includes the enhancement of the current campus, which will ensure that students experience the best possible educational environment while at LCIS.
LCIS Principal Stacey Bobo encourages families to make attending the school’s upcoming Open House events a priority, stating that ‘attending our Open House events is an ideal way to learn more about our rigorous curriculum, exciting co-curricular programmes and exceptional college-entrance statistics. It is also a great opportunity to meet and speak with our staff, parents and students who can share the experiences they have had at our school.’
LCIS will be hosting two Open House events on New Providence in the coming weeks. The first will be held at the British Colonial Hilton, Downtown on Thursday 5 November at 6.30pm and the second will be held at the LCIS Campus in Lyford Cay on 14 November at 2pm. Parents may register by visiting www.lcis.bs/openhouse.
LCIS is also ensuring that Family Island students are not left out. In keeping with its goal of making an IB education accessible to as many Bahamian families as possible, the school will be conducting information sessions in both Abaco and Eleuthera. Interested Families in Abaco can attend an information session at Abaco Central High School on Tuesday 10 November at 2pm, while those in Eleuthera can attend an information session at the Haynes Library on Friday 4 December at 6.30pm.
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 aims to inspire, challenge and transform students. 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, with 100% of students being accepted to their first-choice school. Visit: www.lcis.bs.