The Island School invites you to join us on Eleuthera and share your child’s semester experiences. The weekend will give you a window into what this journey means. To ensure an intimate and informative gathering, we ask that only family members join us for Parents Weekend. Eleuthera is a unique island that is fairly remote. There are no “Hertz or Avis and no Marriott”, which can can make it challenging to plan a trip to Eleuthera. We have dedicated team members here to help make accommodations, please see below contact information for your student’s term!

*See travel instructions here.


Fall & Spring Semesters

Spring 2020

Arrive: May 13

Depart: May 17

Spring 2021

Arrive: April 21

Depart: April 25

Fall 2019

Arrive: November 20

Depart: November 24

Fall 2020

Arrive: November 18

Depart: November 22

Events begin on Wednesday evening with a campus tour and Dinner Circle followed by on-campus dining. Thursday students give research presentations followed by teacher conferences, closing the evening with a cocktail party (adults only). Friday includes school-wide presentations followed by meetings with advisors, scheduled activities on and off campus, and ends with a Coffee House talent show. Saturday is a free day for students and their families to conclude the weekend. Sunday morning begins at 8 AM with mandatory Island School activities for students.

Anne Maxey, Founder Chris Maxey’s mother, volunteers to help organize housing accommodations as well as share information for airline bookings and travel logistics. Anne and Tom Maxey have had a house on Eleuthera for over 30 years and look forward to helping you with your trip details.

For Fall or Spring Semester RSVP to Anne Maxey

(561) 797-0523 | reefrat23@yahoo.com 


Summer Term

Session II

Arrive: August 16

Depart: August 19

Session I

Arrive: July 12

Depart: July 15

Events begin on in the evening on the arrival day, followed by on-campus dining. On the next day, you will have a chance to explore campus with faculty and students, closing the evening with a cocktail party (adults only). The third day includes free-time for students and their families, packing, and a graduation ceremony and Coffee House talent show to conclude the weekend. On the departure morning, students are picked up by parents or met at the Rock Sound airport before the morning flight.

Makeda Sands is native to The Bahamas and joined us at The Island School over two years ago. Makeda helps to organize all visitors to campus and is prepared to assist you with your travel and housing plans.

For Summer Term RSVP to Makeda Sands

(242) 334-8552 ext. 6057 | makedasands@islandschool.org


Gap Year

Spring 2020

Arrive: April 14

Depart: April 17

Fall 2019

Arrive: November 5

Depart: November 8

Events begin on in the evening on the arrival day, followed by on-campus dining. On the next day, you will have a chance to explore campus with faculty and students, closing the evening with a cocktail party (adults only). The third day includes free-time for students and their families, packing, and a graduation ceremony and Coffee House talent show to conclude the weekend. On the departure morning, students are picked up by parents or met at the Rock Sound airport before the morning flight.

Makeda Sands is native to The Bahamas and joined us at The Island School over two years ago. Makeda helps to organize all visitors to campus and is prepared to assist you with your travel and housing plans.

For Gap Year RSVP to Makeda Sands

(242) 334-8552 ext. 6057 | makedasands@islandschool.org