The leaves are changing, fall is in the air, and The Island School is on the road! The admissions and alumni relations teams, made up of Sharon Jarboe, Hannah Mauck, and Cam Powel, are road tripping through New England this week visiting some of our students’ sending schools, as well as our Island School alumni enrolled in universities along the East Coast. We will be writing blogs at the end of each day, complete with pictures, videos, and tweets of our travels! When we visit the secondary schools, we will make a presentation to the student body and meet with some staff members so they get a better idea of The Island School program. This week, we will be visiting the following schools: Rocky Hill School (East Greenwich, RI), the Wheeler School (Providence, RI), Middlebury Union High School (Middlebury, VT), Hanover High School (Hanover, NH), Yarmouth High School (Yarmouth, ME), Freeport High School (Freeport, ME) and North Yarmouth Academy (Yarmouth, ME).

At the various universities we visit along the way, we are getting together with our Island School alumni who attend these schools. We will be visiting Brown University (Providence, RI), Middlebury College (Middlebury, VT), University of Vermont (Burlington, VT), Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH), Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME), Colby College (Waterville, ME), and Bates College (Lewiston, ME). These schools are home to some of the largest contingencies of Island School alumni. Since these alumni have already experienced The Island School journey, we are having them write a postcard--a few “words from the wise”--to the current students, giving them a few tips on how to make the most of their semester.

Follow our posts and let us know if we are in your neck of the woods! We would love to see you along the way! And if you are in Maine on October 25th, be sure to join us for our Fall Admissions Reception in Yarmouth! Click here for details.