I encourage you to take up the challenge, step off the track and push yourself harder than you ever have in your life. Explore new questions, study deep ocean sharks, help turn waste into energy and food, build new friendships that will last the rest of your life, plunge under the ocean at night, run and swim and feel stronger, live every day seizing every minute, become a leader hungry to make the world a better place. Apply to The Island School semester or summer term!! Prove to yourself and your family, your friends, your school and colleges that you are ready.
Chris Maxey, Founder & Executive Director
The Island School embraces diversity in its many forms. We believe firmly that education happens when we are surrounded by those with different backgrounds and experiences from ourselves. We also know that our community is immeasurably enriched by the different cultures and mindsets that our students bring from their diverse homes, schools, neighborhoods, and nations. While our ideal candidates come from a variety of backgrounds, they all share an intense curiosity about the future of the world around them and are motivated to become leaders effecting change. Acceptance criteria include personal essays, academic records, recommendations, and, most importantly, a clear indication of the student’s enthusiasm and desire to explore a new world and discover new ways of learning. Students come from a variety of schools – public and private, boarding and day.
Who can apply?
Current ninth or tenth-grade students may submit an application for Fall 2013 or Spring 2014. Ninth, tenth, and eleventh graders are welcome to submit applications for Summer Term 2013. Click here to begin your application.
Note: If you are currently a high school junior or senior who has missed the opportunity to apply for one of our semester programs, you may want to investigate our Gap Year options.
Interested students may learn about our programs from our website and are also encouraged to attend an admission event whenever possible. Interviews are recommended, but not required. To schedule a video interview, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to begin your application.
|September 27, 2012||Applications open.|
|November 1-February 15||Students may book 15 minute video interviews.|
|February 15||Applications due.|
|April 1 – 7||Admission decisions go out.|
|April 15||Accepted students in need of tuition assistance begin financial aid applications|