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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

Alumni Spotlight: Jenny Sherman (F’08)
Apr 22, 2014
Fall 2008 alumna, Jenny Sherman, has been selected to deliver the student speech at Duke University’s commencement ceremony next month. She was chosen from 30 graduate and undergraduate students wh...
No Phone, No Problem
Apr 21, 2014
Before I came to The Island School, I didn’t know what it would be like to live without a phone or Internet; none of us did. Our generation has grown up with access to both. The Internet was always...
Getting Comfortable Doing the Wobble
Apr 18, 2014
Each Island School student has a Deep Creek Middle School buddy during community outreach where we help them achieve a goal to better their society. Last week Island School students had the unique ...