Affording The Island School


The Island School is founded upon the belief that students will leave the program as engaged global citizens, empowered to be active leaders of their generation. In order to fulfill this mission, we understand that our financial aid program must be supportive to a diverse range of students.

Financial Aid

We recognize that elective programs like The Island School can be difficult for many families to afford. The Island School and our partner schools are committed to make The Island School a reality for deserving students. We firmly believe that our program is invaluable in shaping future leaders and therefore must be accessible to all.

Our financial aid is need-blind, meaning acceptance to The Island School program is not determined by a family’s need for financial aid. We use a service called FAST, a financial aid service that helps us assess need in a fair and unbiased manner, to generate awards. The Island School and financial aid will be applied for simultaneously. FAST applications are due by the application deadline and awards will be announced with the student's acceptance to The Island School. Please email to receive the FAST application information. 

Semester Due Date: February 15th

Summer Due Date: January 1st

Gap Year Due Date: June 1st | November 1st

Our financial aid is tuition-based only. Additional and incidental costs will be borne by the family. Additional expenses include travel, school clothing, gear, any outside medical treatment, and personal spending money, which typically range from $1,000-$1,500. In extreme hardship, The Island School will help contribute to some of these incidental costs, such as uniform or gear. If you would like to discuss options on how past students and families have worked through these additional expenses, please email

For a more detailed projection of financial aid awards for your income bracket please reach out to

Tuition and Expenses

Tuition covers the cost of room and board. We ask that the family obligation is paid in full before a student arrives on Eleuthera.

Island School Semester Program

Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Tuition: $32,240

Summer Term Program

Summer 2019: $10,750

Gap Year Program

Fall 2019: $12,985 and Spring 2020: $14,985

*Tuition for 2020-2021 programs will be posted November 1st, 2019