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The Island School
Discover our world. Change yours.
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Kayak Expedition
Explore the Exuma Sound on an eight-day kayak trip.
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Place-Based Education
Experiential learning that pushes beyond the traditional curriculum.
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SCUBA training
Dive into The Island School's underwater classroom.
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Community
Make new friends and share experiences on the island of Eleuthera.
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Research
Research that matters to a nation.
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Academics
Challenging coursework in a small-class setting.
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Welcome to The Island School

The Island School offers a transformative educational semester and summer journey. High school students from around the world join our intentional community of teachers and learners seeking to transcend traditional education models. With the campus and surrounding ocean as our laboratories, we partner with a world class science research facility.

Together, we engage in the process of inquiry in order to discover sustainable solutions to real world problems. We explore the framework of Eleuthera’s cultural and environmental landscape through student-centered academics, outdoor programs that support personal growth and leadership development, and outreach programs that practice a project-based approach to local collaboration. The Island School experience culminates in the beginning of a lifelong educational journey, with more self-confident students leaving as engaged global citizens, empowered to be active leaders of their generation.

What if your science class involved doing research that mattered to a nation?

What if your campus was not only your classroom, but your home?

What if sustainability was not a club, but a way of life?

What if it was more important to ask questions than to answer them?

What if your education was not about what you know, but what you discover?

The Island School Blog

From Our Blog

You Can Do It!
Jul 25, 2014
We began the day with morning circle at 6:30am. The sun was shining brightly and the wind was blowing strong. When all 33 of us who weren’t on the tourism and development road trip were done singin...
Spring ’12, ’13 and ’14!
Jul 24, 2014
Spring 2012 alumna, Shelby Ambargis sent us this photo after she found herself with two other Island School alumni from the spring semesters that came after her. We love hearing about your alumni g...
Don’t Count the Time, Make the Time Count
Jul 22, 2014
Yesterday marked our last day off before our parents arrive and our final academic rotation begins. For all of us still here on campus, we slept in as late as our bodies would allow us, which for m...