Boarding School Officers Visit DCMS

Each November, admissions officers and school leaders from around the United States come to Eleuthera to get more familiar with The Deep Creek Middle School, The Island School and Cape Eleuthera Institute. On November 21 and 24, we welcomed Roger Cox of Rabun Gap-Nacoochie School in Georgia and Tony Alleyne of St. Andrew's School in Delaware. The visit gives admissions officers a better understanding of life in South Eleuthera and the caliber of programs and students that we have here. For DCMS students, this is an opportunity to interview for placement at a boarding school. Over 30 DCMS alumni have gone on to boarding school, earning over $3.25 million in scholarships.

 

Roger Cox of Rabun Gap-Nacoochie School in Georgia.

Roger Cox of Rabun Gap-Nacoochie School in Georgia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tony Alleyne of St. Andrew's School in Delaware.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tony Alleyne of St. Andrew's School in Delaware.

Visiting Colleges? Let Us Link You Up With Other Island School Alumni!

We have Island School alumni at colleges and universities all across the United States. As you plan your college visits, keep The Island School in mind. We can connect you with IS alumni currently enrolled in colleges and universities so you can speak with a student about their experience and learn how The Island School influenced their college process and final decision of where to go to school. Last week, Read Frost (S'13) emailed The Island School to see if there were any alumni at University of Vermont. We linked him up with S'09 alumnus and senior at UVM, Alex Perkins who showed him around and gave him an Island Schooler's perspective of the school. Email alumni@islandschool.org to get connected today!

Alex Perkins (S'09), Read Frost (S'13)

Write An Article for Your Local Paper

13602057634_b2e27b5936_k One of the best ways for alumni to help us spread the word about The Island School during their transition back home is to write an article on their experience and submit it to their local paper. Not only will it help attract the next round of Island School applicants and students, but it also can act as the perfect avenue for alumni to share their experience with others, without having to retell the same stories and answer the same questions over and over. It can be difficult for alumni to articulate how powerful and transformative their semester-long journey was once they return home. Putting it in writing and sharing it with the local community is a great way to help ease the transition home, while spreading  awareness about the program.

Spring 2014 alumna, Catherine Argyrople did just that. Her recent article on her experience was published her local newspaper in Weston, MA. You can read the article here!

Island School on CNN's "Wish You Were Here"

CNN is doing a series of videos called "Wish You Were Here" and has chosen to include The Island School! CNN asked adventurous people all over the world to send them video of their daily lives to get a glimpse of the different ways to spend a day at the office. Thanks to F'03 alumnus, Connor Boals for making the connection. Check out the video here!