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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: SCUBA week
Jul 03, 2015
Good afternoon! Since day one we have been in motion—everything from exploring the island to meeting all the amazing people here. We have been learning the ins-and-outs of scuba diving which has be...
Summer Term: Our First Run/Swim
Jul 03, 2015
Ready, set, go! Over the course of the past few days, we have continuously heard the word ‘run-swim,’ yet we had no idea what this actually entailed. Half of us got to experience this for the first...
Summer Term: BANANAS about the swim test
Jul 02, 2015
As we headed into the first few days of Summer Term many of us weren’t sure what to expect. However, now that we have spent a bit of time here we have learned to expect the unexpected. Through many...