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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 that matters to a nation.
Make new friends and share experiences on the island of Eleuthera.
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

Swimming with Sharks by Helen Roosevelt
Nov 27, 2015
How many teenagers get to conduct research projects? This past week during Parents Weekend every Island School student did. In total there were 9 research projects which the 50 students were a part...
The Final Stretch by Lily Nystrom
Nov 25, 2015
At the Island school, there are three main pillars, community, sense of place and sustainability. Everyday in class, with friends, and with the challenges we take, we are working to fully understan...
Southern Pride by Rikki Borkowski
Nov 21, 2015
“South side, southern pride!” is the cheer you will hear around 10pm on almost any night. After living at The Island School for about 80 days I am no longer just a girl from New Jersey. I am no lon...