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

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

Student Update
Mar 28, 2015
Island School students have been busy this week with classes, Community Outreach, and an advisory World Cup soccer tournament. Sometimes though, it’s the spontaneous, unscheduled events that can ma...
Meet your Caciques of the week!
Mar 26, 2015
This week’s Caciques have been hard at work running daily circles, finding ways to make meal times more exciting, and acting as student leaders. A highlight of their week was a beautifully organize...
Alumni Invasion!
Mar 25, 2015
The Island School has been lucky enough to welcome back so many of our amazing alumni over these past few weeks–it’s been an alumni invasion! In February, Willie Drury (S’10) sailed into Triangle C...