Education has come a long way in the last 15 years, with young people no longer needing to go off island for the best in secondary and further education.
As in health care, there are a vast range of governmental and private schools in the Cayman Islands, though expatriates are generally required to send their children to one of the many private schools on the island.
Day care and preschools often provide care for babies allowing mums to return to work when necessary, up to the age of 5. This is complimented by Kindergarten in the private schools, and then standard education is available in both the American and British systems right through the grades to high school and college.
Cayman Prep & High School, Cayman International School and St. Ignatius Prep & High School, as well as Triple C School offer a full range of education to A level / graduation standard that are affiliated with many of the colleges in the US and UK.
The University of the Cayman Islands as well as UCCI offer many degree and technical programs. Local students as well as many overseas students attend the sites located in Savannah and George Town.