History of the School

Navigate our timeline below to learn more about the history and development of St Ignatius Catholic School. 

1971
Founding
Franciscan Missionary Sisters start a school...

In 1971 the Franciscan Missionary sisters started a school with the aim of providing a Catholic education in a supportive and caring environment that welcomed all denominations

1972
Cayman Islands Population: 9,144. Students: 40
Move to Walkers Road

In 1972 the school moved premises to the present site on Walkers Road

1994
Cayman Islands Population: 31,672. Students: 384
Secondary School opens, Loyola Hall dedicated & New Crest

In 1994 St. Ignatius Secondary School opens adding 104 new students. Loyola Hall is dedicated and the school has a new crest which is designed by Monsignor John Meaney

1997
Year 11: First Graduations

1997 marked a historic milestone for St. Ignatius Catholic School, as we celebrated our inaugural Year 11 graduation, a proud testament to our commitment to academic excellence and student achievement.

1999
Year 13: First Graduations

In 1999, St. Ignatius Catholic School proudly witnessed its first Year 13 graduation.

2003
Cayman Islands Population: 44,354. Students: 498
Continued Expansion

In 2003 the school was expanded with the addition of a new Music and administration block through the generosity of Mrs Susan Olde and family

2004
Hurricane Ivan

St Ignatius became the first school on island to re-open having been closed for one-month for essential repairs.

2011
Cayman Islands Population: 56,580. Students: 594
Expansion Again!

2011 - the school expanded again with the addition of a dedicated sixth form area, giving students more space for studying as well as allowing the school to continue expanding the number of students who could attend.

2019
Cayman Islands Population: 62,346. Students: 665
New Sports Hall Planned

The school begins planning and fund raising for a new dedicated sports hall.

2023
Cayman Islands Population: 69,885. Students: 704
New Multipurpose Hall Completed

Construction of the multipurpose hall is complete thanks to the generosity of the wider school community

2024
Cayman Islands Population: 81,546. Students: 725
Dedication of the Monsignor John A Meaney Multipurpose Hall

The Most Reverend Arturo Cepeda Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit officially opens the Monsignor John A. Meaney Multipurpose Hall