Fosters a journey of self-discovery through exploring interpretations of the human experience in various texts, and cultivating their own voice through an intensive focus on writing development. Check out the bi-annual community literary magazine, Tides.
Literature and Writing
Encourages students to develop a personal relationship with the landscape, provides them with the tools to become keen observers of their surroundings, and requires them to view the natural world both as the canvas and the material for their artwork.
Land and Environmental Art
Applied Scientific Research
Allows students to apply concepts from multiple disciplines taught at The Island School to field-based projects of local and regional significance. Students work collaboratively with research advisors at the Cape Eleuthera Institute to address environmental challenges in The Bahamas. If you would like to learn more about the students’ research projects, click here. If you would like to view students’ research posters, click here.
Focuses on the subjective experience of history by encouraging students to learn from Bahamians directly during immersion experiences including community explorations and community outreach at Deep Creek Middle School.
Histories of the Bahamas
Centers on one complex question: What does it mean to live on an island? Investigating this question leads the students to explore the manifold ways that their lives interact with the natural world and how these interactions, in turn, affect the environment of South Eleuthera, their home communities, and the wider world around them.
Island School Seminar
Uses SCUBA diving and free-diving to explore the waters and near-shore ecosystems surrounding Cape Eleuthera. Students use weekly dives to develop ecological literacy in natural history as well as the curriculum requisite dive skills that support these excursions.
Provides students with opportunities to build a fundamental understanding of the statistical and mathematical analysis that can help them better comprehend the world around them. Each student will have a chance to employ acquired skills in their Applied Science Research course.
Mathematics and the Local Environment
Check out all program details in the above PDF documents