The Lighthouse School is a Cayman Islands government primary and secondary school that caters specifically to students who have moderate to profound special education needs including students on the autism spectrum. The school was founded in 1976, and today is recognized as one of the best schools in the Cayman Islands and the region. In recent years the school has had a period of rapid expansion and change. In 2016 the enrollment is 110 students age 5—18.
The school is located in a purpose built facility which is designed specifically to accommodate the special education needs of our students.
The key to our success are the high expectations for staff and students and placing the quality of relationships at the heart of the school.
The school’s programmes and curriculum develops from individual education planning. Emphasis is on developing skills that prepares the students for life and include:
- Personal & Social Skills
- Communication Skills
- Literacy, Numeracy and ICT Skills
- Physical & Coordination Skills
- Life Skills
- Work Related Skills
Our students also have opportunities to be educated in the mainstream schools through our Mainstream Inclusion Programme.
We work in close partnership with our families, the community and other stakeholders and through this collaborative relationship our students have many opportunities that enable them to grow and learn lifelong skills that help them develop to their fullest potential.