Governing Principles & Leadership

The governing principles of Lyford Cay International School are our mission and vision.

THE SCHOOL'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND ADMINISTRATION use the mission and vision, along with our strategic and master plans and any recommendations from our accreditation processes, to lead the school and plan its growth for the future.


LCIS provides a challenging and transformative education. We empower our students to be successful by leading them to become lifelong, inquiring, principled and caring critical thinkers.


Inspiring Excellence


In adherence to the International Baccalaureate’s (IB) philosophy, we encourage open-mindedness and respect for other cultures. We expect our students to be able to communicate well, verbally and in writing, in more than one language. In order for students to have the confidence to take academic risks, we ensure a safe, friendly and supportive community where the opinions and cultural background of all individuals are respected.

Board of Directors & Governors

Bruce Fernie, Co-chair

“As Co-chairs of the Board, our leadership focuses on ensuring that LCIS is a high-quality school with sound governance and finances.”

Bruce Fernie, Co-chair
Bryan Glinton, Co-chair

“It takes a committed team of partners, both in and out of school, to achieve LCIS’s ambitious goals. Volunteer hours, feedback, as well as gifts to the Annual Fund and campaign all make this incredible school possible.”

Bryan Glinton, Co-chair
Board of Directors & Governors
  • Basil Goulandris, Governor
  • Katie Izmirlian, Governor
  • Kylie Nottage, Governor
  • Courtney Sarofim, Governor
  • Bruce Fernie, Co-chair
  • Bryan Glinton, Co-chair
  • Katie Denning
  • Miles Evans
  • Arantxa Klonaris
  • Chris Maxey
  • Jonathan Morris
  • Bruno Roberts
  • Jeremy Stuby
  • Simon Townend

LCIS is a non-profit school governed by the Board of Directors & Governors, which oversees the school’s institutional affairs, governance, finances and fundraising, and delegates responsibility for the day-to-day administration, programming and policies to the Principal.

The Board works closely with the Principal and participates in periodic strategic planning for the growth and evolution of the School.

Board members and governors are appointed for their diverse range of talents, skills sets, perspectives, experience, demographics and active school engagement; all of which support the School in fulfilling its promise and achieving its mission.

Board members and governors serve on several working committees: Finance, Advancement, Campaign, Project, Project Finance, Education, Strategic Planning and Nominating. The committee and subcommittee work is supported by staff and other parent or community volunteers.

Key Contacts


Accreditations provide international standards for curriculum and administration as well as the structure for LCIS to undergo rigorous internal and external evaluations every few years.

LCIS is an IB World School, fully authorised to offer four IB programmes. The school also is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). LCIS was certified under the UN Green Flag Programme as an Eco School in 2014.

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