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.

Admission Timeline

Applications Open:Admissions is now closed for the 2024-2025 academic year. Please check back next February when the admissions cycle will reopen for the 2025-2026 academic year. 
Family Visit and Interview:The admissions team will be in touch in April with families who applied for the upcoming year.
Enrollment Decisions made after:May 1, 2024

Please note:  We are a multi-age school and spaces are determined based on the number of students departing the program, which means we sometimes have very limited availability. As noted above, priority enrollment is given to children of employees.

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
  • Most recent report card (if available)
  • Family visit and interview
  • Tuition Assistance Form if applying (Note: Tuition assistance applications are reviewed separately from student applications, though all materials are due at the time of application.)

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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.