top of page

Principal's Welcome

The Caribbean International Academy faculty are highly trained professionals who are involved in all aspects of school life. Our teachers strive to engage each student through personalized attention with studies, as well as, by participating in a wide range of extra-curricular activities. The positive atmosphere created by our teachers allows our students unique opportunities to grow both academically and as an individual. 


Administration members aim to set their students up for success. They play an integral role in each student’s personalized journey at CIA. The teachers give students one on one aid in course selection, after-school tutoring and even help to guide students to learn more about their future studies and possibilities beyond secondary school. Our faculty members are knowledgeable professionals who are creative, compassionate and dedicated to fostering an optimal learning environment for all students.


Caribbean International Academy is committed to promoting a caring goal-oriented environment that fosters academic excellence, personal growth and a love for life long learning. It is the goal of CIA to prepare students for post secondary education and other pathways of success.

Caribbean International Academy believes that education must address the whole person. The Academy has been established to provide academic and extracurricular programs that support the development of students emotionally, physically and intellectually.

Caribbean International Academy upholds a respect for human diversity, a tolerance for beliefs different from our own, and a compassion for others. CIA encourages individual and social responsibility and promotes a balanced lifestyle in school, as well as, in community and after- school activities.

CIA opened its doors for the first time in September 2003, but its owners are no strangers to quality education. CIA is the third school Huguette Halley has opened. In 1990, she started a small daycare for toddlers and young children and it was filled to capacity on its opening day.  In 1993, she opened a Montessori day school which operated at full capacity from the opening day, as well. The Montessori school houses over 100 students ranging from ages 3 to 10, with a waiting list of up to one year. After opening this school, Ms. Halley decided to offer a continuation of learning for grades 7-12 for Montessori students and for others in St. Maarten. In 2007, they were able to offer primary education for grades 1-5.

The quest for an exemplary education took the owners to Ontario, Canada, where they partnered with the Ministry of Education in Ontario to provide an excellent elementary, middle and secondary school education in St. Maarten.

Mr. Herbert Klassen

Principal of CIA


Tigris Road #4, Cupecoy

St. Maarten


Two Notepads
bottom of page