Elementary Learning Center

Admission Overview

The Elementary Learning Center (ELC) is The Island School’s program for children aged 3 to 10 years old, on our South Eleuthera campus. The ELC provides a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment that values experiential and inquiry-based learning.

Our students benefit from a collaborative approach to education across The Island School’s many programs and utilizes our entire campus, and our surroundings, as a classroom.

Priority enrollment is given to children of employees. Additional spots are available to the community and interested families are welcome to apply. Admission is determined based on available space and building a well-balanced multi-aged classroom. We anticipate a limited number of spaces available for the upcoming academic year


Admission Timeline

Registration for the 2022-2023 academic year is now closed. If you would like to apply for the 2023-2024 academic year, please see the timeline below for applying.

Applications Open:January 15
Family Visit and Interview:Families will be contacted after April 1 to arrange a family visit
Application Deadline:Rolling Admission January 15-April 1
Enrollment Decisions made after:June 1
Enrollment Deadline:
($100 deposit)
June 1

After enrollment decisions on June 1 will be accepted on a rolling basis as space allows

Admission Process

Families must submit a completed application in order to be considered for enrollment at the Elementary Learning Center. A completed application includes the following materials:

  • Application Form
  • Parent/Guardian Letter
  • Most recent report card (if available)
  • Family visit and interview
  • Financial Aid Form if applying (Note: Financial Aid applications are reviewed separately from student applications, though all materials are due at the time of applications.)

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Tuition and Financial Assistance

The Elementary Learning Center is committed to finding a way for all students to attend our school, regardless of financial need. Learn more about our tuition costs and financial assistance.


Admission FAQs

Review our Frequently Asked Questions. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, please contact our Admissions team directly at elc@islandschool.org.