High School Semester & Summer Term

Admission Overview

The Island School believes that young people, given the right tools, can do just about anything, including change the world. The tools we offer will help you dive deep into the ocean and dig even deeper into yourself in order to discover new sources of your own strength — the strength to ask difficult questions, to live well with less, and to believe that you can become a force for positive change in the world.

During the Semester and Summer Term, we will ask you to turn off your cell phones and turn on to your surroundings — rich laboratories of learning that include the ocean, Bahamian culture, and our own vibrant community of scientists, faculty, and students. By pushing the usual boundaries of classroom education, we create an environment in which critical thinking skills are just a normal part of daily life.

A Semester or Summer Term at The Island School involves hard work, community living, and new challenges. For a taste of what life is like for these students on Eleuthera, take a look at our student blogs and stories and reach out to our Student Ambassadors. When you are ready to begin your own Island School adventure, the first step is to start an application. Through the process of writing your essays, we hope that you might already begin to imagine a new way of learning and even discover something wonderful about yourself.

The Admission Team will be your first point of contact. Please let us help you with your questions.

Admission Deadlines

Throughout the admission season, we host virtual and in-person information sessions with our staff and alumni families. Check our events calendar and find a session for you and your family to learn more.

Semester Term

Applications for Fall 2022 (Aug 29 – Dec 7) and Spring 2023 (Jan 30 – May 10)
Available to high school sophomores and juniors. (You must apply as a current freshman or sophomore).

September 15, 2021Application Open
February 15, 2022Application Due
March 18, 2022Admission Decisions Emailed

Summer Term

Applications for Summer 2022 (June 24 – Aug 5)
Available to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. (You must apply as a current freshman, sophomore, or junior).

September 15, 2021Application Open
January 15, 2022Application Due
February 11, 2022Admission Decisions Emailed

Tuition & Affordability

An investment in The Island School provides an experience that will last a lifetime. We are committed to making the opportunity available for our accepted students. Learn more about our tuition assistance program.


The Island School High School Semester and Summer Term is endorsed by The Lawrenceville School in Princeton, New Jersey, as they have approved our curriculum and allow us to follow under their accreditation umbrella. Semester and Summer Term students receive a detailed transcript from their program, and our credits transfer to both independent and public schools.


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Sending Schools

Students in Semester and Summer Term come from both public and independent schools in the United States, The Bahamas, and beyond. View a list of schools that are sending students to our programs.

Meet Our Student Ambassadors

Meet our Student Ambassadors and hear from those who have lived the Semester and Summer Term experience.

Admission FAQs

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