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Lyford Cay graduates gain admission into top-tier universities

Since 1962, Lyford Cay International School (LCIS) has been known for its standard of academic excellence. School officials say LCIS graduates go on to attend the top colleges and universities around the world, acquiring millions of dollars in academic scholarships in the process. The class of 2019 is no exception. Students set to graduate this year from LCIS gained admission to a number of prestigious tertiary institutions in North America and Europe.

All of this year’s LCIS graduates will matriculate to college or university. LCIS graduates received admission to top-tier United States schools such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, Georgetown, Vanderbilt, Duke, Emory, Carnegie Mellon, Pepperdine and New York University; and Ivy League stalwarts like Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania. Students in the LCIS class of 2019 also received admission to institutions close to home, including the University of The Bahamas and schools in nearby Florida such as the University of Miami, Lynn University, University of Tampa, Florida Atlantic University and University of South Florida.

This year’s crop of LCIS graduates also gained admission to top Canadian Universities including the University of Toronto, Ryerson, Western University, Guelph and Dalhousie. Students in this year’s graduating class were admitted to European universities as well, including Royal Halloway, Brunel University and the American University of Paris.

The 17 students graduating this year from LCIS were accepted to 43 different universities in five different countries. The students were also offered a cumulative total of over $4.3M in scholarships through government, university and private awards.

“A parent’s investment in an LCIS education is really a long-term investment in their children’s university options and often gets paid back with the scholarships our students earn from the schools, government and private foundations,” said Judy Reiach, college counselor.

The results, school officials said, were achieved due to the rigorous and prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum the school offers, as they say IB graduates are highly sought after by colleges and universities. The school also employs a full-time college counsellor to help students find colleges and universities that are the best fit for them academically and socially.

Whether studying in the U.S., Canada or Europe, LCIS graduates know that having an IB education from LCIS means that they are prepared for academic excellence. Limited spaces and scholarships are still available for students from 18 months to 18 years. To learn more about the school and its academic program, go to, contact or call 242-362-4774.

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