Student and Family Information
COVID-19 Guidelines & Policies
The Island School has worked with global public health, epidemiological, and medical experts to develop a multi-layered approach to mitigating the risk of viral spread within and beyond our community.
Learn more about our COVID-19 Guidelines & Policies.
The Island School Stories
We knew two families whose children had attended The Island School Semester. Their descriptions of the program with phrases such as ‘a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’ and ‘life changing experience’ set a very high bar for our expectations. Our son attended during the fall and our daughter during the summer, and we found that The Island School not only met, but exceeded our expectations. A campus just steps from the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean might appear to be more vacation than work; however, we were impressed by the rigorous development of both mind and body.
|Term||Students Arrive||Family Weekend||Students Depart|
|Fall 2022||August 29||November 16 – 19||December 7|
|Spring 2023||January 30||April 19 – 22||May 10|
|Summer Term 2023||June 20||July 29 & 30||August 1|
|Fall 2023||August 28||November 15 – 18||December 6|
|Spring 2024||January 29||April 17 – 20||May 8|
Enrollment & Medical Forms
Below are forms and information that are required for enrollment to The Island School Semester or Summer Term. Click the button corresponding with your class below to access enrollment forms.
Parents/guardians and immediate family members are invited to The Island School for a special Family Weekend during your student’s Semester or Summer Term. It’s an opportunity to view firsthand life at The Island School and learn more about your student’s experience.
Our Student Handbook is designed to outline the rules and policies of the Semester and Summer Term and to introduce students and parents to life at our school. Please take the time to read through the handbook carefully.
The curriculum at The Island School Semester and Summer Term is place-based and experiential. It includes classes in ecological science, field-based scientific research, history, mathematics, art, and English literature, as well as physical and outdoor education, cultural immersion experiences, and service learning.
Dress Code & Packing List
This checklist is our strong suggestion of items and quantities you will need for your stay. This list has been refined over several semesters of Island School students.
Key to the Semester and Summer Term experience are the opportunities to engage with the community of South Eleuthera. Learn more about The Bahamas, South Eleuthera, and community engagement opportunities. Learn more about community engagement and South Eleuthera.
The Island School is committed to ensuring the health and well-being of our community and our island neighbors. In addition to our COVID-19 Guidelines & Policies, we’ve developed comprehensive risk management practices and rules for our students. Learn more about our student safety and risk management.
Meals are served in our dining hall, buffet style. They are a communal event, a time for community members to connect and engage in conversation. Learn more about our dining services.
Traveling to Eleuthera
For travelers to The Island School, we provide helpful information on booking travel, flights, customs and immigration, and travel day communication. Learn more about traveling to Eleuthera.