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Grade 1 & 2 “Learning is Fun”!

As we approach the end of the school year, it is nice to be able to take a step back to reflect on our accomplishments thus far.  This year in grade one and two, in addition to achieving some huge milestones, like learning to read, add, subtract and multiply, and for some the English language, […]

Louka & Vadym at HAC Invitational

HAC Invitational 2017 This annual event attracts over 300 swimmers from the Region and is growing.  It is the premier developmental meet for most clubs to use as its first travel meet for new swimmers.  Their Motto is “Friendship Through Competition”. This meet forges friendships among the swimmers that follow them throughout their swimming careers. […]

Fundraising for Mrs. Webster’s Orphanage

On St. Patrick’s day, when most are celebrating in Irish traditions, CIA students and parents came together and raised $435.25 in the name of Mrs. Webster’s Orphanage right here on St. Maarten. If you wish to learn more or would like to donate, you can do so through our rotary club: rotarysxm.mi@gmail.com

Fort Louis & Maho Beach

Canadian Exchange students hiked up to Fort Louis to watch Marigot from above and then spent some time on Maho beach to watch the planes land.   View the pictures here.

Iris van den Oever Wins Mini Triathlon

Sunday’s latest edition of the Mini Triple Triathlon at Sunset Beach Bar organized by the Friendly Island Triathlon Association (FITA) attracted a broad cross section of the community, from beginners to novices, intermediates, veterans, gung-ho weekend warriors, to the island’s leading triathletes. It was a record turnout for Sunday’s event–77 participated–from all age groups, and […]

CIA Alumni: Kyeisha Laurence

My name is Kyeisha Laurence. I was born and raised in St. Martin/St. Maarten and recently moved to the U.S. I attended CIA for middle school from 2011 to 2013. I graduated as Valedictorian in 8th grade. My three younger brothers, Akeem, Keven, and Kayden Laurence also attended CIA. I am now a senior at […]

Saba Presentation

CIA’s principal, Mr. Herb Klassen, recently visited Saba’s Comprehensive School to present St. Maarten’s first boarding residence and to showcase the value of graduating with an Ontario High School Diploma. Students and parents were invited to attend this first CIA inter island presentation. Next on the list are, St. Barths, St Kitts & Nevis and […]

Canadian Inspection for CIA

Caribbean International Academy has once again passed Ontario Ministry Inspection. Ms. Liz McGuire, inspected CIA’s facilities, conducted interviews and observed classes during her three day inspection on St. Maarten last week. Under agreement with the Ministry of Education, Caribbean International Academy is permitted to offer credits toward the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. The ministry inspects […]

The Sunset Mini Triathlon 2017

Attention all CIA athletes looking for a “challenge”….. The Sunset Mini Tri is coming up in a few weeks on Sunday, March 12th.  The distances are not long (200 M swim, 8.5 km bike and 2km run) and for those looking for a greater challenge – they can do it twice or three times! Registration […]

A CLOSER LOOK – Grade 5 with Mr. Gloor

We’re starting several new units this year. In math we’re just wrapping up back to back geometry units and are moving on to number sense and numeration. We’re starting with multiplying and dividing decimal numbers which is always a bit tricky, even for some adults! However, they’ve picked up some tools along the way to […]

A CLOSER LOOK – Health & Physical Education with Ms. Oosterhof

Health and Physical Education: It’s more than just a ‘Gym Class’ For some of us, memories of ‘gym’ often center on the teacher throwing out a ball, and telling the students to go and play. As we move into the second semester, I’d like to provide an overview of what Health and Physical Education is […]

CIA at the High School Interscholastic Swim Meet

CIA’s high school students competed last Sunday at the High School Caribbean Gems Interscholastic Swim Meet and did incredibly well. CIA finished 2nd Overall despite having an incomplete team with only 14 swimmers instead of the 16 other teams had. We finished with 309 points and had some incredible individual performances. CIA was the only […]

Over 2000 views in a week!

As part of the campaign “Education on the Move” Caribbean International Academy and our sister school “The Montessori School in St. Maarten” have joined forces to show in a 2 minute video what education means to us. In less than a week since the video was posted on Facebook, it has been viewed more than 2000 […]

Survival Swim Test

Volunteers from grade 5 and 6 were shown how to create a makeshift flotation device using their pants. • Tie a square knot at the bottom of each leg of the pants. • Holding the waist, make a quick swift motion out of the water to inflate the rest of the pants. • If you […]

CIA Alumni: Jasmine Grannum

Living in a new city and having to make new friends is often a challenge for many first-year university students. Add to that a different culture and language, and the extra challenges that international students face can sometimes be quite overwhelming. Fortunately, the University of Waterloo has many support systems in place for international students […]

Canadian Education Topping the Charts

  The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a triennial international survey which aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students. In 2015 over half a million students, representing 28 million 15-year-olds in 72 countries and economies, took the internationally agreed two-hour test. Students were assessed in […]