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 Admissions 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.


The application for Fall 2024 (Aug 26 – Dec 4) and Spring 2025 (Jan 27 – May 7) is now closed.
Available to high school sophomores and juniors (you must apply as a current freshman or sophomore).

September 15, 2024Application Open
February 15, 2025Semester & Tuition Assistance Applications Due
March 14, 2025Admission Decisions Emailed

Summer Term

The application for Summer Term 2024 (June 18 – July 30) is now closed.
Available to rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors (you must apply as a current freshman, sophomore, or junior).

September 15, 2024Application Open
January 15, 2025Summer Term & Tuition Assistance Applications Due
February 14, 2025Admission Decisions Emailed

Select ‘Apply Now’ to submit an inquiry form and receive a notification when the application opens in September!

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.

Credit Tranfer

Semester and Summer Term students receive a detailed transcript from their program, and our credits are transferrable 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 Admissions Ambassadors

Meet our Admissions Ambassadors and hear from those who have lived the Semester and Summer Term experience. View recordings from our virtual information sessions here to hear directly from alumni!

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.