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 2023-2024 academic year is now closed. Thank you to all of the families who have applied. Families who applied will be contacted at the end of April to set up a campus visit. Please see the timeline below. Please note for future academic years that our admissions process opens from January through the end of March each year.

Applications Open:January 30 – March 31, 2023
Family Visit and Interview:We will contact families for a campus visit in May
Enrollment Decisions made after:June 1

Please note: we anticipate approximately 2-3 spaces to become available for the 2023-2024 academic year

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.