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Message from the Principal

A very warm welcome to our school…

It is with great pride that I welcome you to our school: The International School of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

At the International School of The Turks and Caicos, we provide a caring and secure environment in which we challenge all children to achieve their personal best: academically, socially, sports-wise and in the arts.

Our school is a happy and thriving school for children aged 1 to 14 years. We currently have 180 children on roll with 13 classes. At the time of writing, we have 20 different nationalities represented within our staff and student body. This makes an incredibly rich environment for children’s learning to take place. It allows us to truly respect difference and celebrate diversity. We really are an international family.

In September 2015 we were thrilled to open a modern and friendly, purpose-built Nursery School for babies and children approx. 1 year to 2 years old; an exciting addition to our long-established Early Years Foundation Stage department.

April 2016 saw the grand opening of our very own swimming pool. ISTCI stands out as the only school with a swimming pool in Turks and Caicos. In addition, this is the largest training sized swimming pool on the island!

In September 2017 Grade 7 was successfully launched and the start of Middle School years to our school.  We are very excited to present the next stage in learning and growth to our school.

In September 2018 we opened our BRAND NEW, PURPOSE BUILT facility for our Middle School for Grades 7, 8 and 9.

We have a great staff team and welcome more talent in our school this year. See the latest

Whilst we do strive for the highest in academic standards, we do very much look to the development of the whole child. We pride ourselves on developing children’s confidence in many different areas; ensuring that they are able to leave us as creative, considerate and aware human beings who are able to think critically and have the knowledge and skills necessary to become effective global citizens.

In addition to our excellent and well-qualified teaching staff, we have a number of fantastic specialist teachers and teaching assistants who work across the school supporting and enhancing children’s learning. All of these staff are dedicated to providing pupils with quality learning opportunities and take immense pride in their work and in doing the best job they can to achieve the highest standards for our students. We are resolute in our commitment to seeing our children develop a love of learning.

The International School of the Turks and Caicos Islands

We are very proud of the successes of our school – the excellent relationships we have with families and friends within our community and of the school board, staff and children who work hard to make our school a happy place where we can learn together in friendship. View our blogs

At a management level, we are not complacent about the future and are committed to continuing to raise standards and provide effective, inspiring education for all of our children.

We will continue to have high expectations and are keen to move the school forward, building on those successes.  We hope that the close cooperation and partnership between school and home will enhance and support our children’s development throughout these important years.

The stars of our school are, of course, the children themselves. Very few visitors fail to comment on their politeness, energy and enthusiasm! I feel very privileged and proud to lead their learning – they deserve the best.

We very much hope you find this website useful and informative. Please feel welcome, however, to contact us if you need any further information. We will be pleased to give whatever assistance we can.

It is always a pleasure for me to give visitors a tour of our school. If you would like to visit, I encourage you to do so; please come and see our wonderful school in action. We offer a truly unique learning experience here at the International School of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs. Indrani Saunders