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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

Summer Term: High Rock
Jul 06, 2015
Good evening Island School blog readers, Tradition. All of us got to experience how we welcome new members to our community, High Rock. High Rock is a 15 foot cliff made of death coral that is very...
Summer Term: Free Diving
Jul 05, 2015
Good afternoon from Eleuthera! As we come to a close of our 8th day here, we keep hearing people say that the days feel like months. This action packed week of orientation is about to come to a clo...
Summer Term: Exploring New Worlds
Jul 05, 2015
In these past few days, all of us here at the Island School have been working on developing an intimate connection with the land and sea around us. Team Fritter had the opportunity to delve deeper ...