LYFORD Cay International School (LCIS) has expanded its scholarship programme to include awards to Bahamian students who display outstanding ability in academics, arts, technology, community service, languages, Junkanoo, sports and other areas.
Rose-Marie Taylor , the LCIS Admissions Director, Rose-Marie Taylor said the financial assistance will “enable even more Bahamian students to gain a high-quality international education at every stage in their development, and to matriculate into some of the best universities in the world upon graduation”.
The school will host an open house and campus tour at its campus in Lyford Cay on Saturday afternoon, including an admissions and scholarship presentation from 2pm to 3pm and the opportunity for parents to tour the campus of the school from 3pm to 4pm.
LCIS said the benefits of an education there can be seen most clearly through the school’s graduates who annually are accepted to their first-choice universities and, to date, work or study in 24 countries on six continents around the world. The success of these graduates is rooted in the full International Baccalaureate Programme available at LCIS for learners as young as three, starting in Junior Pre-Kindergarten.
Eronjha Adderley, a Bahamian graduate from the Class of 2008 who completed the rigorous IB Diploma Programme, said: “An LCIS education is without a doubt an optimal start on the journey through life, with more doors opening with every other step. After graduating from LCIS, I completed four years of study in Glasgow, Scotland, graduating with a BA (Hons) in Finance, Investment and Risk Management. Then, I completed an MSc in Financial Communication at the University of Lugano, Switzerland. Recently, I started working at Julius Baer here in Nassau. The IB programme at LCIS raised my expectations of what life could be like after high school and forced me to exceed limits and aim high.”
As LCIS moves closer to the construction of a new Upper School campus, more opportunities will be made available for Bahamian students to be a part of a vibrant community of learners and educators from around the world, the school said. LCIS, founded in 1962, plans to invest a further $1.5m into its financial-aid and scholarship endowment in order to ensure a diverse learning environment for all students.