College Readiness

Success Ahead

Students depart the Semester or Summer Term at The Island School ready to take on the academic and personal challenges that await them in college. They are prepared in every way, including:

  • They’ve gained a strong sense of independence being away from home.
  • Their core courses are covered.
  • They’ve learned self-reliance in an academic setting, including critical time management skills.
  • Nearly all our alumni write about their Semester or Summer Term experience in their college application.
  • They receive recommendation letters from teachers who know them exceptionally well and have seen them at their best.
  • College admissions staff love study away, as these students are even more prepared.
  • Hands-on experiences have helped our students to hone their passions and discover new ones.
The Island School Stories

I found myself at The Island School. Going through so many uncomfortable situations in such a short period of time is very difficult in the moment, but when you go home you are so equipped for the rest of your life.

Ava Roche F19

Semester Student

Semester and Summer Term students go on to a wide range of undergraduate colleges and university programs. Five or more Island School alumni enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs at the following schools since 2011:

Bates College
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Brown University
Bucknell University
Colby College
Colgate University
College of Charleston
College of The Bahamas
Colorado College
Columbia University
Connecticut College
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
Dickinson College
Duke University
Eckerd College
Elon University
Emory University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Hamilton College
Harvard University

Haverford College
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Johns Hopkins University
Kenyon College
Lafayette College
Lehigh University
Lewis and Clark College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Miami University
Michigan State University
Middlebury College
New York University
Northeastern University
Oberlin College
Occidental College
Princeton University
Southern Methodist University
St. Lawrence University
Stanford University
Trinity College
Tufts University
Tulane University
Union College

University of California – Berkeley
University of California – Santa Cruz
University of Colorado – Boulder
University of Denver
University of Georgia
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of New Hampshire
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
University of Pennsylvania
University of Richmond
University of Southern California
University of St Andrews (UK) University of Vermont
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin
Vanderbilt University
Villanova University
Wake Forest University
Wesleyan University
Williams College
Yale University