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DCMS Celebrates 20-Years

We are thrilled by the growth–and more importantly the outcomes–we’ve seen in our Deep Creek Middle School students since its inception, and eager to celebrate this impressive 20-year milestone with our many alumni, friends, and supporters over the years.

This Holiday Season, Think Tiny

Dec 26, 2016

Santa Clara’s rEvolve House.  George Giannos, Fall 2010 Alumnus, took what he learned at The Island School and built on it. This fall, with a team of engineering students at…

New England Road Trip: The Island School Admissions Team is in Full Swing of Travel Season

Last week our admissions team, Taylor Hoffman (SP‘06), Maggie Nichols (F‘09), and Glenn Hartman-Mattson (Faculty‘14-15), visited high schools and colleges throughout New England! We spoke with prospective students and caught…

Maxey in New England

Chris Maxey and Cape Eleuthera Foundation Chairman, Ernie Parizeau, traveled to Hanover, New Hampshire and Middlebury, Vermont earlier this week. Alumni and families gathered to share stories and reminisce about…

Alumni Spotlight: Carter Brown (Sp ’09)

Our bus came up a short hill, rounded the last corner and before us was a sign marking the entrance. The Island School! As we crunched and bounced down the…

Alumni Spotlight: Devin Gilmartin (F’14) and Tegan Maxey

If you have been following this blog for a while, you may remember back in May when we published a piece about Fall 2014 alum Devin Gilmartin and his 2020…

Alumni Spotlight: Maddie Hawk (SP ’10)

Maddie Hawk from the Spring 2010 Island School recently graduated from DePauw University with a double major in English (literature) and film studies. She was a member of Phi Beta…

Alumni Spotlight: Ginny Laurita (F’15)

May 19, 2016

As an alum from the most recently completed Island School semester, Fall 2015, Ginny Laurita has already begun to make her mark in the wider world through service. For Ginny…

Alumni Spotlight: Max Porter (F’14)

May 13, 2016

Max Porter of the Fall 2014 semester has been busy since returning home. He has joined a well-known and successful robotics team as the all-important operator of the robot and…

Congratulations Cristin McDermott!

May 7, 2016

  Cristin McDermott of the Spring 2002 Island School semester completed the Pittsburgh half marathon Sunday, May 1st alongside Ed, her father! Cristin credits The Island School for sparking her…

Alumni Spotlight: Nick Pibl & Caroline McClatchy (Su’14)

Apr 28, 2016

Neither Nick Pibl nor Caroline McClatchy were part of the Aquaponics research group during their Summer 2014 semester, but both had an interest in sustainable technology. When they returned home,…

Congratulations Nat Davenport! (Sp’15)

Apr 25, 2016

Nathaniel (Nat) Davenport from the Spring 2015 semester has been having a killer swimming season. Earlier this month Nat won two Division 2 state titles and was on a relay…

Alumni Spotlight: Noelle Anderson (Sp’13)

Apr 22, 2016

“When a piece of art has to be more than interesting, has to be more than beautiful, the challenge really increases. When art has to stand for something, aiming to…

Alumni Spotlight: Christopher Teufel (F’13)

Apr 12, 2016

What do aquaponics and type-2 diabetes research have in common? Curiously enough it turns out that The Island School is the common link! Christopher Teufel attended The Island School in…

Alumni Spotlight: Andrieka Burrows (F’15)

Andrieka Burrows is the very first Island School student to present at the annual Bahamas Natural History Conference (BNHC) CEI and The Island School were well-represented at the regional 2016…

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: EMILY JENKINS & MEREDITH HOWE (Su’14)

Apr 6, 2016

Meredith Howe and Emily Jenkins from the Summer 2014 semester returned home to their sending schools with a goal to reduce the daily amount of plastic that they consumed. This…

Alumni Spotlight: Catherine Argyrople (Sp’14)

Mar 30, 2016

Catherine Argyrople from the Spring 2014 semester has recently exceeded all of her expectations when it comes to creating a business from scratch. We caught up with her to learn…

Alumni Spotlight: Anna Carrol (Sp’09)

Mar 22, 2016

The Island School recently had a chance to catch up with Anna Carrol from the Spring 2009 semester. She has moved out west to join a Military Veterans rehabilitation program…

Alumni Spotlight: Greg Henkes (Sp’03)

Mar 14, 2016

From left to right: David Green, Greg Henkes and Chris Maxey at a Board meeting in the Hamill residence We recently had a chance to catch up with Greg Henkes,…

Alumni Spotlight: Francesca Forrestal (F’99)

Mar 5, 2016

Recently, Francesca Forrestal of the F’99 semester became part of a very select group of Island School Alumni because she graduated from the University of Miami with a Ph.D. from…

Alumni Spotlight: Nicole McCallum (F’12)

Feb 22, 2016

Nicole McCallum (back row, second from the right) is from the Fall 2012 semester at The Island School and she has recently returned from a service trip to Tamale, Ghana.…

IS BESS students talk ponds at conferences

Christian McIntosh, a BESS scholar and a Fall 15 Inland Ponds Research Class student, recently presented the group’s work at the Abaco Science Alliance Conference.  This conference is a biannual event hosted by…

Alumni Spotlight: Spencer Elliot (Sp’09)

Feb 15, 2016

Spencer Elliot (pictured right) has been busy since he attended the Spring 2009 semester of The Island School. Spencer enrolled at Michigan State University and played football there through the…

Alumni Spotlight Gap Year Edition: Phoebe Colvin-Oehmig (F’15)

Feb 8, 2016

A first for the Alumni Spotlight column, Phoebe Colvin-Oehmig recently returned home after attending the Fall 2015 Gap Year program at The Island School. She graduated from Waynflete in Portland,…

Krissy Truesdale is still at it!

Krissy Truesdale (F’13) continues to do important work in her community.  In this blog piece written by her, she talks about the importance of education and personal drive for inspiring…

Alumni Spotlight: Krissy Truesdale (F’13)

Dec 30, 2015

Island School Alumna Krissy Truesdale (pictured right) from the F’13 Island School semester has been working tirelessly to bring solar power to the East Coast since before her time on…

Alumni Spotlight Drew Ginsberg (Su’15)

Dec 22, 2015

Island School alum Drew Ginsberg (pictured left) of the recently graduated Summer 2015 semester has been working to make a difference in extraordinary ways in his community. Through his family’s…

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: MARGAUX BURNHAM (F’10)

Dec 14, 2015

Margaux Burnham, an alumna from the Fall 2010 semester is currently a junior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has recently completed a semester abroad with the SEA Semester…

One Month Until the On-Island Alumni Reunion!

Aug 27, 2015

Less than one month until the alumni reunion on-island, September 25-27. Come back to the sea to visit your querencia, hug all your favorite kitchen ladies, snorkel at 4th hole…

Maxeys and Peter Scholle (S’07) in San Diego

Aug 24, 2015

Chris and Pam Maxey were out in San Diego reuniting with friends as Chris celebrated his 30 year reunion since graduation from Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL (BUDS) training with class…

IS Alumni Back on the Cape this Summer

We want to welcome back all of The Island School alumni who have returned to Cape Eleuthera and giving back this summer!   This summer, Griffin Hunt (F’11) is working…

Come Back to The Sea September 25-27

Jul 10, 2015

Come back to the sea and join us for The Island School alumni reunion September 25-27, 2015 on Cape Eleuthera. Visit our website for more information or email cameronpowel@islandschool.org for…

CEI’s Anderson-Cabot Hall for Graduate Studies Opens to Create More Opportunities for Bahamians in Research

On Friday June 5th, Cape Eleuthera Institute (CEI) hosted a ribbon cutting on their newest building, Anderson-Cabot Hall for Graduate Studies.  The grand opening was held during the SEA Change…

Alumni Spotlight: Katie Romanov (F’05) and Emma Payne (S’10)

Jun 11, 2015

Island School connections are everywhere! We recently heard from Fall 2005 IS alumna Katie Romanov and Spring 2010 alumna Emma Payne who are working together on an incredible project–to bring a…

Boys Hope Girls Hope Recognizes Island School’s Chris Maxey with Distinguished Global Service Award

May 27, 2015

On May 7th, 2015, over a record breaking crowd of 875 people gathered at Cipriani Wall Street for Boys Hope Girls Hope New York’s (BHGHNY) annual Vision of Hope Awards Dinner. Introduced…

Congratulations Candice Springs Hipp (S’04)!

May 12, 2015

Island School Spring 2004 alumna Candice Springs got married earlier this month on May 2nd in South Carolina to her now husband Will Hipp. Candice wanted her favorite place, Eleuthera,…

Internship Opportunity for IS Alumni

Apr 29, 2015

Chris Maxey’s son, Brocq Maxey works for a company in Cape Town, South Africa called Shark Explorers (http://www.sharkexplorers.com/), which offers unique shark diving and view expeditions. Their philosophy is to change peoples’ perspectives of…

Alumni Spotlight: Carter Brown (S’09)!

Apr 22, 2015

Congratulations to Spring 2009 alumnus Carter Brown on his impressive finish at The Seneca7 Relay Race this past weekend in Geneva, NY. He and his other 6 teammates, team “Fish…

Alumni Spotlight: Hunter Foote (F’10)!

Apr 8, 2015

Fall 2010 Island School alumna, Hunter Foote, is launching her own media company called Laurel and wanted the opportunity to share her endeavor with The Island School alumni community. Laurel was…

Alumni Invasion!

Mar 25, 2015

The Island School has been lucky enough to welcome back so many of our amazing alumni over these past few weeks–it’s been an alumni invasion! In February, Willie Drury (S’10)…

Island School Student & Faculty Alumni Reunite at Colorado College

Mar 16, 2015

Last week, we heard from former Island School art teaching fellow Michael Arnsteen. He was asked to be a Visiting Artist at Colorado College for the first week of the…

Alumni Spotlight: Margot Werner (Su’13)!

Mar 13, 2015

Earlier this week, Chicago Blackhawk players, staff and members of the greater Illinois hockey community gathered together at the 28th Annual High School Scholarship Awards Luncheon to honor the three high…

Island School Morning Exercise in Boston

Mar 9, 2015

Morning exercise is the only way to start your day. Just ask Cape Eleuthera Foundation employees Mary Assini and Cam Powel and Island School parents Ernie & Kim Parizeau (Kate…

Winter 2015 Alumni Newsletter

Feb 23, 2015

We sent out the winter edition of our bi-annual alumni newsletter today. Click on the image below to read about the impressive accomplishments of some of our alumni and get excited…

Alumnus James Murray (F’11) Returns to the Cape as an Intern

Feb 2, 2015

“Just over three years ago I was rumbling along in a van on my way from Rock Sound to The Island School, clutching my backpack tightly and wondering what I had…

Alumni Spotlight: Francis Joyce (F’07)

Jan 21, 2015

Francis Joyce attended The Island School in Fall 2007 and went on to continue his studies at Bowdoin College, graduating in May 2013. Since then, he has been working in…

Spring 2008’s Winter Reunion

Jan 16, 2015

Spring 2008 started the New Year off right by getting together for a reunion in New York City last weekend. Although almost 7 years out from their semester, S’08ers drove in from all…

Paterakis Family Carries Out IS Mission Through Bakery Family Business

Jan 5, 2015

The Paterakis Family (Chuck, Olga, and daughter Kristin, F’04) recently celebrated a big milestone in the history of their family’s bakery, as well as in the history of Baltimore, MD.…

Visiting Colleges? Let Us Link You Up With Other Island School Alumni!

Nov 24, 2014

We have Island School alumni at colleges and universities all across the United States. As you plan your college visits, keep The Island School in mind. We can connect you…

Write An Article for Your Local Paper

Nov 21, 2014

One of the best ways for alumni to help us spread the word about The Island School during their transition back home is to write an article on their experience and submit…

Friends and Family Discount Extended at Cape Eleuthera Marina & Resort

Nov 5, 2014

Ever think of coming back to Eleuthera and doing some exploring? Well, we are making it easy for you with this Do It Yourself Down Island Trip (DIY-DIT) guide. Check out…

Island School in Hanover, NH

Oct 29, 2014

On Monday, The Island School travelled to Hanover, New Hampshire to visit with alumni and interested families. The Lubrano family (Amelia, Summer 2014) hosted a wonderful evening for alumni and…

Next Generation of Island School Students

Oct 28, 2014

Fall 1999 Island School alumna, Elizabeth Besser Novak sent us a photo of her son, Brigham, dressed up in his Halloween costume–a scuba diver! Only about 15 more years until he can apply…

IS Faculty Do Their 2,014 Pushups

Oct 27, 2014

The Fall 2014 students posed the week-long CONCHtribution Push Up Challenge to the alumni during the week of October 12. If 70 alumni made a donation to CONCHtribution, the annual…

Alumni Spotlight: Will Cembalest (S’14)!

Oct 27, 2014

It is a difficult decision to choose to stray from the typical high school path and attend The Island School for a semester. It is especially difficult when you are a top-performing…

Third Annual Have One On Us Night!

Oct 24, 2014

We held our third annual Have One One Us Night for alumni last night in three cities across the U.S.: Boston, Denver, and New York City. It was a great…

Alumni Spotlight: Krissy Taft (S’09)!

Oct 22, 2014

Krissy Taft, a Spring 2009 Island School alumna, is in her final semester at Middlebury College and has been very focused on senior thesis, which concerns the efficient use of…

Taking the Princeton, NJ Admissions Reception Outdoors!

Oct 21, 2014

On Sunday night, nearly 50 interested students and families gathered at the home of Pat Wynne and Lou Valente (Jake S’10 and Cole S’14) in Princeton, New Jersey. Although our…

Deep Creek Middle School Boarding School Trip 2014

Since 2001, Deep Creek Middle School has supported its students in applying for scholarships to U.S. boarding schools as an alternative option to continuing with their high school education on…

Have One On Us Night 2014!

Oct 13, 2014

We hope all our 21+ alumni in NYC, Denver and Boston can join us for the 3rd annual Have One On Us Night on Thursday, October 23. RSVP to alumni@islandschool.org.

Alumni Share Experiences at Connecticut Admissions Reception

Oct 9, 2014

The Island School would like to extend a huge thank you to the Davis family in New Canaan, CT for hosting nearly 40 people in their home on Tuesday night for…

Admissions Reception in Concord, MA

Oct 8, 2014

Last night over 70 prospective students and their families, recent alumni, and even a few incoming Spring 2015 students gathered at Nicole & Kevin Kelly’s beautiful home (Madeleine S’13, Margaret…

Ben & Sarah Snyder Visit IS During Their Sabbatical

Oct 6, 2014

Ben and Sarah Snyder (parents of Abby, Spring 2006) have been long-time friends and supporters of The Island School. In fact, Ben is a member of our Cape Eleuthera Island School Board.…

CONCHtribution 2014 Begins TODAY!

Oct 1, 2014

CONCHtribution, the annual alumni giving campaign, begins TODAY! This year it is running from October 1-October 31, so be sure to make your gift before the end of the month.…

Alumni Spotlight: Danny Goldman (S’13)

Oct 1, 2014

About a year ago, The Lawrenceville Island School Club set out to fundraise enough money to purchase a solar suitcase from We Care Solar. We Care Solar is a nonprofit…

Alumni Spotlight: Scott Voigt (S’14)

Sep 19, 2014

Alumnus Scott Voigt was so inspired by the active lifestyle he led during his Spring 2014 semester at The Island School that he signed up to participate in a Half…

Summer Term 2014 Reunion!

Sep 5, 2014

Just 1 month after they left Eleuthera, the Summer Term 2014 semester got together for a reunion in the Boston area over Labor Day weekend. Over twenty Su’14 alumni made the trek…

IS Alumna Looking for Part Time Intern

Sep 5, 2014

Fall 2013 alumna, Krissy Truesdale, has been working hard to get her non-profit, Solar for Our Superheroes off the ground. She is now at the point where she is looking…

Alumni Give Back Working at IS and CEI This Summer

Jul 29, 2014

The Island School stays busy all year round–especially during the summer. This summer we were excited to welcome back a number of Island School alumni who are working with The…

Successful Second Annual Nantucket Run-Swim!

Jul 28, 2014

We did it again and came back for round two–the Second Annual Nantucket Run-Swim! On July 12, 2014 The Island School with hosts, The Parizeau Family, rolled out a modified…

Spring ’12, ’13 and ’14!

Jul 24, 2014

Spring 2012 alumna, Shelby Ambargis sent us this photo after she found herself with two other Island School alumni from the spring semesters that came after her. We love hearing…

Finding Querencias Away from Island School

Jun 23, 2014

Spring 2007 alumna, Hilary Waleka, recently sent us a link to a post on her blog. In this post, she wrote about querencias. Ever since attending Island School and learning…

Alumni Spotlight: Krissy Truesdale (F’13)!

Jun 19, 2014

Fall 2013 alumna Krissy Truesdale had an impressive resume even before she attended The Island School this year, having started her own charity, Solar for Our Superheroes. Since returning home…

DIY Down Island Trip!

Jun 10, 2014

Ever think of coming back to Eleuthera and doing some exploring? Well, we are making it easy for you with this Do It Yourself Down Island Trip (DIY-DIT) guide. Check out…

Follow Up on Alumni Spotlight: Jenny Sherman (F’08)!

May 12, 2014

A few weeks ago, we shared with you the story of a Fall 2008 alumna, Jenny Sherman, who was chosen from countless entries to speak at Duke University’s Commencement Ceremony.…

Faculty Alumni Spotlight: Nathan Weathington!

May 8, 2014

Many of our Island School alumni had the privilege of being taught by former faculty member Nathan Weathington (Fall 2001-Spring 2005). Nathan taught math class, but I’m sure many of…

DCMS Alumni Compete in Track Relays at Penn

Deep Creek Middle School Alumni were out in full force at last weekend’s Penn Relays in Philadelphia. Four students at US prep schools participated in events. Anna McCartney and Treshae…

Alumni Spotlight: Jenny Sherman (F’08)

Apr 22, 2014

Fall 2008 alumna, Jenny Sherman, has been selected to deliver the student speech at Duke University’s commencement ceremony next month. She was chosen from 30 graduate and undergraduate students who…

The Island School is on Google Maps Street View!

The Island School is excited to announce the launch of Island School Street View!  You can now take virtual tours of The Island School, Cape Eleuthera Insitute, and Center for Sustainable…

Spring Thaw Alumni Event in Boston and NYC

Mar 25, 2014

15 Year T-Shirts on Sale Now!

Mar 19, 2014

The Island School is celebrating its 15 year anniversary this year and a few weeks ago, we asked for your help in choosing the design for our commemorative 15 year…

Alumni Spotlight: Charlotte Rand (F’01)!

Mar 11, 2014

Although it has been over 12 years since Charlotte Rand’s semester at The Island School, the Fall 2001 alumna’s current career path remains directly related to her experience on the…

Mitigating the Threats of Invasive Alien Species in the Insular Caribbean (MTIASIC) Project video competition

Mar 10, 2014

Island School communications assistant and IS alumnus Will Strathmann (F’08) created this video on the invasive species of lionfish for the Mitigating the Threats of Invasive Alien Species in the…

Alumni Newsletter

Feb 28, 2014

Every year we send out a newsletter to our Island School alumni, highlighting things happening on campus and alumni spotlights sent to us by our amazing Island School graduates. We…

Fall 2009 Alumnae Reconnect in South Africa!

Jan 23, 2014

Despite living only 2 hours away from each other back home in Massachusetts, it took Liza Morse (F’09) and Maggie Schneider (F’09) four years and thousands of miles away from…

The Cambridge Rindge and Latin School Connection

Jan 23, 2014

The Island School has many connections with Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Cambridge, MA. One of their graduates, Emma Alexander, now is in her second year of teaching histories…

Alumni Spotlight: Hanna Koch (F’06)

Dec 4, 2013

Fall 2006 alumna, Hanna Koch recently launched a new business venture called Philanshopit, an online storefront committed to selling products from partners who “have a clear social impact statement in their…

Maxey With Alumni at GFA

Nov 8, 2013

Chris Maxey visited Greens Farms Academy this morning and met up with the 5 Island School alumni who attend the Westport, CT school. During his visit, Maxey challenged the IS…

Congratulations Preston (F’07)!

Nov 6, 2013

Congratulations to Fall 2007 alumnus, Preston Wright on his recent engagement to Amy Stoll! The Island School wishes you all the best! If you know of any Island School engagements…

CONCHtribution Dish Crew Challenge!

Nov 4, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Snh7qhzfnfw&feature=youtu.be Hey Alumni! For the week of November 3rd-9th the Fall 2013 Island School students have a challenge for you! If 48 alumni or more donate to the CONCHtribution campaign…

Island School-Inspired Halloween Costume!

Nov 1, 2013

Shout out to Noelle Anderson (S’13) for her incredibly creative Halloween costume. She’s a conch shell! Thanks for sharing, Noelle! Did you wear an Island School-inspired Halloween costume this year?…

2013 October Road Trip Wrap-Up

Oct 28, 2013

What a whirlwind week it has been! On Tuesday morning, we left Burlington, VT and headed to Middlebury, VT. We met with prospective students at Middlebury Union High School in…

2013 New England Road Trip Kicks Off!

Oct 22, 2013

The Island School admissions and alumni teams are on the road again! Sharon Jarboe, Cam Powel, and Taylor Hoffman are hitting the pavement this week, traveling throughout New England visiting…

IS Alumnus Releases Debut Album

Oct 17, 2013

Fall 2010 alumnus, Will Overman, recently released his debut album, “Son”, available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/son/id725616876?ign-mpt=uo%3D4) and cdbaby. Will has an impressive resume both within the music world, having opened for the…

Fall 2013 Alumni Advisory Board Meeting on Eleuthera

Oct 1, 2013

This past weekend 7 members of the Alumni Advisory Board (AAB) came down to The Island School for their annual on-island board meeting. These alumni are part of a volunteer…

CONCHtribution 2013 Has Begun!

Sep 23, 2013

Today marks the start of the 2013 CONCHtribution campaign, the annual alumni giving campaign that runs from September 23-November 30 and raises money for the Cape Eleuthera Foundation Annual Fund.…

Smith Marks (F’06) Visits IS While Working in the Exumas

Sep 13, 2013

Last week, Fall 2006 alumnus, Smith Marks, graced The Island School campus with his presence. Smith, who graduated from University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, is now studying architectural technology…

Celebrate 15 Years of The Island School January 4, 2014!

Sep 11, 2013

Alumni Spotlight: Marcus Spallek (S’99)

Sep 9, 2013

Marcus Spallek met Chris Maxey as a student at The Lawrenceville School when Marcus joined the wrestling team as a sophomore in 1997. Marcus was one of the 21 pioneer…

Lanti Von Der Schulenberg (F’12) Masters the Conch Horn!

Aug 15, 2013

Chris and Pam are back on their sailboat, Kokomo! This time they stayed a little closer to home and sailed to Bell Island in the Exumas. There, they met up…

IS at the Bridge of Flowers Race

Aug 12, 2013

This past weekend, Island School was well represented at the Bridge of Flowers Race in Shelburne, MA. IS alumna Hannah Lessels (F’13) reconnected with IS faculty member Rachel Shapiro and…

Save the Date to Celebrate 15 Years of The Island School!

Aug 6, 2013

First Annual Nantucket & Cape Cod Run-Swims

Jul 30, 2013

This past weekend marked The Island School’s first annual summer run-swim tour. First stop: Nantucket! 22 brave run-swim participants gathered around the flag pole at the Parizeau’s home on Saturday…

IS Alumni Working at Camp Aloha & Lanakila

Jul 30, 2013

Alexis Sommerfield (F’09), sent The Island School this photo over the weekend. She is currently working at Camp Aloha in Fairlee, Vermont alongside a number of other Island School alumni!…

Summer Reunions!

Jul 9, 2013

It’s summertime which means Island School alumni are on the move, reuniting with each other all over the country. Are you hanging out with your IS friends? Let us know…

Maxey’s Trip to Maine

Jun 10, 2013

This past weekend, Chris Maxey was invited to be the graduation speaker at Camden Hill Regional High School in Camden Hills, Maine. CHRHS has been sending groups of students down…

Boston Tough Mudder

Jun 6, 2013

While students and faculty on Eleuthera were running the half marathon and swimming the Super Swim this past weekend, members of The Island School staff, alumni community, Cape Eleuthera Foundation…

Alumni Spotlight: Tessa Tracy (F’11)!

Jun 6, 2013

Fall 2011 alumna, Tessa Tracy, returned to her high school, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, after her semester and needed a way to channel her Island School energy before she…

IS Alumni Parents Host DCMS Alumna Attending US Boarding School

                DCMS appreciates the help of our Island School alumni families who look out for our students when they are stateside attending boarding…

Get on the Bus!

Apr 25, 2013

On Friday April 5th, Fall 2012 alumna Cate Ellison participated in “Get on the Bus”, an event organized by Amnesty International. She travelled from Boston to New York City to…

Summer Opportunities for Alumni

Apr 8, 2013

Our friend from Ocean Research and Conservation Association (ORCA), Edie Widder, sent us these two summer opportunities that would be perfect for some of our alumni! One opportunity runs from…

Introducing The Island School Boston Office Interns!

Apr 4, 2013

Don’t let school get in the way of your education. Any alumni of Island School surely knows this quote by Mark Twain, as it is one of Maxey’s favorite and attests…

Alumni in Breckenridge!

Apr 1, 2013

We always love hearing about alumni get togethers, especially when the alumni are from different semesters! Some of the strongest Island School friendships are found not within the same semester,…

Maxeys Visit Campfire Safari Academy

Mar 29, 2013

If you are looking for a great GAP year challenge, follow other alumni who have spent some time exploring and learning all about African wildlife and conservation. Recently the Maxeys…

Opportunities with Ocean Exchange

Mar 28, 2013

Thank you to alumni parent, Linn Spalding (mother of Robby Spalding F’07), for sending The Island School this internship opportunity at Ocean Exchange, as well as information on joining Ocean…

The Island School on LinkedIn

Mar 20, 2013

The Island School’s alumni department is always trying to find the best way to keep up with our alumni–and for our alumni to keep up with us! In addition to…

Island School at Wellesley High School’s Seminar Day

Mar 7, 2013

          Fall 2012 alumna, Korinna Garfield, invited The Island School to come speak at a session during Wellesley High School’s Student Congress Seminar Day. Korinna is…

Island School Parent Reception

Mar 4, 2013

On Friday, March 1, Ernie and Kim Parizeau (parents of F’03, S’06, and S’10) opened up their home in Wellesley, MA to host an Island School Parent Reception. The reception…

Alumni Spotlight: Justin Drazin (F’05)!

Mar 1, 2013

Island School alumnus of Fall 2005, Justin Drazin, recently published his first children’s book called “Albert and the Amazing Pillow Monsters”. On why he wanted to begin writing children’s books,…

Winter Alumni Newsletter

Feb 21, 2013

The Island School recently released its Winter Alumni eNewsletter. We want to keep our alumni in the loop with everything that’s happening on the Cape, as well as share with…

Ocean Awareness Essay Contest

Feb 8, 2013

The film, From the Bow Seat (written and directed by alumni parent Linda Cabot), holds an ocean awareness essay contest every year that challenges high school students to think critically…

Alumni Spotlight: Mina Bartovics (S’01)!

Jan 31, 2013

Island School alumna, Mina Bartovics (S’01) recently began a 6-month adventure in India! As she travels around, she will be teaching science to women and children, as well as working…

Dartmouth Island School Alumni Group Gathering!

Jan 31, 2013

Last night, the Island School alumni college group at Dartmouth got together to have dinner and reminisce about their days on Eleuthera, sharing stories from their different semesters. They are…

Final Admissions Reception of the Season!

Jan 9, 2013

Last night The Island School hosted their final Admissions Reception of the season. It is hard to believe that we first kicked off the receptions way back on September 27 in Boston! Last…

Teaching Fellowship Positions Open for 2013-14 Academic Year

Jan 8, 2013

The Island School’s Teaching Fellowship Program is an opportunity for recent college graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in education. It is an ideal way for future teachers…

Spring 2005 Alumni in Southeast Asia!

Jan 4, 2013

This story and photo sent to us by Peter Meijer (S’05) is proof that our Island School alumni truly are located all over the world! Peter was traveling around southeast…

Opportunities with Ocean Exploration Trust

Jan 3, 2013

The Ocean Exploration Trust is offering a number of internship and job opportunities that may be of interest to Island School alumni or other friends of The Island School, Cape…

Alumni Spotlight: Will Overman (F’10)!

Jan 2, 2013

Fall 2010 alum Will Overman recently conquered a huge feat. He hiked the entire, 2,200-mile Appalachian Trial, which runs from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine. Will…

Great Event at Rid-All in Cleveland, OH!

Jan 2, 2013

As a native Clevelander, I take great pride in anything Ohio so I was over the moon when I first heard about Rid-All Green Partnership Farm. Rid-All is an exceptional…

Reminder: Tour of Rid-All Urban Farm & Garden in Cleveland Tomorrow!

Dec 21, 2012

January 5th Reunion in Boston: Don’t Forget to RSVP!

Dec 20, 2012

The January 5th Island School reunion in Boston is coming up fast! We hope you can join us for this all-semester alumni and families gathering, which includes morning exercise, a…

Alumni Spotlight: Dominique Keefe (S’07)!

Dec 19, 2012

We love hearing from our alumni, especially when they fill us in on all the interesting things they are doing in their lives post-Island School! Dominique Keefe, alumna of Spring…

Fall 2012 Lunch in Boston!

Dec 17, 2012

Although it has been just over a week since the Fall 2012 students returned home from their semester The Island School, that did not stop a group of them from…

Holiday Hello from Hill School IS Alumni!

Dec 12, 2012

The Island School also visited The Hill School this week to present to prospective students. A number of  interested students gathered together with Teacher’s Conference alum, Patrick Hagarman, IS alumni…

Tour Rid-All With Other Cleveland-Area Island School Friends!

Dec 11, 2012

Island School Visits Nightingale-Bamford

Dec 11, 2012

Director of Admissions, Sharon Jarboe visited Nightingale-Bamford School in New York City this week to present to prospective Island School applicants and also had the opportunity to meet up with…

NYC Admissions Reception

Nov 29, 2012

We had yet another successful admissions reception last night, this time in New York City at the home of Tommy Robertshaw (Su’12) and his family. It was an incredibly impressive…

Alumni in NYC Give Back After Hurricane Sandy

Nov 12, 2012

This past weekend, Island School alumni in the New York City area Kate Gibson (F’04) and Molly Lawson (F’00) gathered a group of their friends to volunteer with the Sandy…

CONCHtribution Challenge for Alumni from Fall 2012 Students!

Nov 5, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2nL5sCDcjw&feature=youtu.be We need 45 alumni to donate before November 10 in order to relieve the Fall 2012 students from dish crew for the day!! Look Back, Give Back today!

Alumni Spotlight: Jake Koetsier (F’08) & Liz Marinaro (F’06)!

Oct 30, 2012

Alumni Jake Koetsier (F’08) and Liz Marinaro (F’06) both attend Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL. Last Saturday, they ran a booth for Eckerd’s natural science collegium at the St. Petersburg FL…

Alumni Spotlight: Liza Morse (F’09)

Oct 5, 2012

Fall 2009 alumna and Grinnell College sophomore, Liza Morse, has been a leader affecting change both in classes as a biology and Spanish major, and in her extra-curricular activities. As…

CONCHtribution Has Begun!

Sep 25, 2012

CONCHtribution, the annual alumni giving campaign that raises money for the Cape Eleuthera Foundation’s Annual Fund, has officially begun! This year, the theme is Look Back, Give Back. While reflecting upon your experience…

SP’12 Human Ecology Project on CEI’s Aquaculture Program

Sep 25, 2012

At the conclusion of every semester, Island School students break into small groups to focus on a single final Human Ecology project based on an particular interested that has developed…

Alumni Spotlight: Eliott Wellenbach (F’11)

[slideshow] We are always encouraging alumni to give back to The Island School, Cape Eleuthera Institute, and Deep Creek Middle School in any way that they can. Fall 2011 alum…

Horatio Smith’s (F’02) Nassau Restaurat, Nelly’s Deli!

Aug 30, 2012

Horatio Smith (F’02) has been helping out The Island School’s amazing kitchen staff for the past few months, sharing his knowledge of cooking, catering, and the restaurant business. Two years…

Alumni Spotlight: Francesca Forrestal (F’99)!

Aug 24, 2012

Fall 1999 alumna, Francesca Forrestal is a research assistant with ISSF and a PhD student at the Rosensteil School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at University of Miami in the…

Sterling Wright (SP’12) Wins Bike Race in Nevada

Aug 17, 2012

Last weekend, Spring 2012 alumnus Sterling Wright participated in the 7th annual Lamoille Hill Climb in Lamoille Canyon, Nevada. It is a grueling race that climbs 3,000 feet over the…

Peter Meijer (SP’05) Representing IS Abroad!

Aug 8, 2012

During a recent trip to the Caribbean, Peter Meijer (SP’05) made friends with a very curious iguana who seemed to want to know more about The Island School–or thought Peter’s…

Summer Shark Intern Blog: Grace Dennis (Su’10)

I’m Grace Dennis, one of the shark interns for the summer. I’m from Houston, TX and study Environmental Biology and Economics at Colgate University. This is my third summer on…

Summer Shark Intern Blog: Grace Dennis (Su’10)

I’m Grace Dennis, one of the shark interns for the summer. I’m from Houston, TX and study Environmental Biology and Economics at Colgate University. This is my third summer on…

Summer Intern Blog: Shark Intern, Chris Daniell (F’10) & Boathouse Intern, H. Hoell

Chris DaniellHello! My name is Chris Daniell, Shark Intern and IS alum, and thank you for reading my blog post! Being a student at the Island School was the most…

Summer Intern Blog: Shark Intern, Chris Daniell (F’10) & Boathouse Intern, H. Hoell

Chris Daniell Hello! My name is Chris Daniell, Shark Intern and IS alum, and thank you for reading my blog post! Being a student at the Island School was the…

Knock, Knock…

Jul 16, 2012

…Who’s there? It’s Chris Maxey! Last week, Maxey surprised alum Carter Brown (SP’09) with an early morning visit and dragged him out of bed to do a run-swim in Bay…

Alumni Spotlight: Maggie Cissel (SP’06)

Jul 12, 2012

Since leaving the island 6 years ago Maggie Cissel (SP’06) has been in search of a way to give back what The Island School gave her and an avenue to…

Fall 2011 Summer Reunion!

Jul 7, 2012

It’s reunion season! Summer is the best time of year to plan reunions and gatherings to bring together your Island School semester. Over the 4th of July holiday, 31 out…

CEI Welcomes its Summer Interns, Including Six IS Alumni

This week, 16 summer interns arrived on Eleuthera to work at Cape Eleuthera Institute. Of those 16, we were excited to welcome back 6 Island School alumni who spent a…

CEI Welcomes its Summer Interns, Including Six IS Alumni

This week, 16 summer interns arrived on Eleuthera to work at Cape Eleuthera Institute. Of those 16, we were excited to welcome back 6 Island School alumni who spent a…

Jack Burnham (F08) Receives Grant to Write About Asteroid Mining

May 27, 2012

IS alumnus, Jack Burnham (F08) was recently featured on 60 Minutes for the interesting work he has been doing throughout this past year. Right after completing his senior year at…

Alumni in Action: Horatio Smith (F02) Gives Back–to the IS Kitchen!

May 23, 2012

Island School alumnus and Alumni Advisory Board member, Horatio Smith (F02) has returned to The Island School on a number of occasions. Currently, Horatio is providing professional development to the…

Island School Parent’s Inspiring TED Talk

Feb 20, 2012

Ernie Parizeau, parent of IS alumni Kate (F’03), Doug (S’06), and Molly (S’10), gave a great TED talk at Middlebury College this fall titled “Fortune Favors the Bold”. Check it…

Alumni Spotlight: Katie Romanov F05!

Feb 8, 2012

After leading Middlebury’s Solar Decathalon team to an impressive fourth place finish in 2011, Katie Romanov (F05) is now in the running to be America’s Next Eco-Star, a contest sponsored…

Alumni Mentor Position for Summer Term 2012

Feb 6, 2012

Hey all you alums out there! We are still accepting applications for Summer Term 2012 Alumni Mentors. Island School is looking alumni who want to come back to the Cape,…

And The Winner of CONCHtribution 2011 Is…

Jan 16, 2012

…click here to find out! As a collective alumni community, we reached 33% participation and raised over $110,000! Way to go! While we did not meet our goal of 45%…

Alums Who “Donate Once and Give Back Twice”

Jan 3, 2012

As CONCHtribution 2011 comes to a close, we’d like to highlight a few alums who have not only donated to the Cape Eleuthera Foundation Annual Fund, but took that act…

Kelly Duggan (S11) Reflects on IS and “Giving Back Twice”

Dec 2, 2011

Island School has given me leadership skills and confidence I need to take control of my own education. These skills are useful in the classroom, in the field, or during…

CEI November Shark Expedition

[slideshow]The Geronimo, an experiential education vessel operated by St. George’s School from Newport, Rhode Island, under the direction of Captain Stephen Connett, conducted shark research cruises from the early 1970’s…

CEI November Shark Expedition

[slideshow] The Geronimo, an experiential education vessel operated by St. George’s School from Newport, Rhode Island, under the direction of Captain Stephen Connett, conducted shark research cruises from the early…

Bates Bobcats Donate Once and Give Back Twice

Nov 10, 2011

Bates College has one of our strongest alumni networks, not only in the number of alums that are students there, but also in their presence in the greater community. Last…

“Conference Caffeine”

[slideshow] For those of us in the professional workplace, we know all too well that our day-to-day can get overwhelming, disheartening and sometimes banal. Even scientists, as exciting as our…

Kate Gibson (F04) Donates Once and Gives Back Twice!

Nov 6, 2011

The theme for this year’s CONCHtribution is Donate Once and Give Back Twice. We are asking alums what they are doing to make an impact in their community once they…

CONCHtribution 2011 Begins TODAY!

Nov 1, 2011

That’s right, CONCHtribution 2011 has officially begun! This year’s theme is Donate Once and Give Back Twice. Read more about the theme and about this annual alumni giving campaign here.…

Alumni Spotlight: Ami Adams S11!

Oct 28, 2011

Congratulations to Spring 2011 alumna, Ami Adams who was named Agriscience Student of the Year Runner Up at the 84th National FFA Convention! She was awarded this honor based on…

First On-Island Alumni Reunion Weekend

Oct 18, 2011

The weekend of October 7-9 should have been the first official on-island reunion for Island School alumni. However, due to damages and unforeseen obstacles caused by Hurricane Irene in late…

Alumni Giving Back

Oct 7, 2011

Dynamic duo Julia Rew and Dorothy Long (both F’10 students) gave a great presentation about their Island School semester to classmates at Princeton High School this week. It was a…

Middlebury Solar Decathalon Team Finishes Fourth!

Oct 4, 2011

Congratulations to Katie Romanov (F’05) and the rest of Team Middlebury College for their impressive finish in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Decathalon 2011! [slideshow] Solar Decathlon is…

Motorcycle Diaries Part Two

Sep 22, 2011

IS alum from Fall 2002, Nick Del Vecchio is riding his motorcycle across the country as he moves from his home in Boston, MA to his new home in Boulder,…

IS Alumna Lucy Emerson-Bell (S02) in Huffington Post!

Sep 13, 2011

Lucy Emerson-Bell, Spring 2002, had an Op-Ed article published in the Huffington Post this week. Addressed to President Obama, Lucy discusses current environmental issues, like Keystone XL pipeline, and how…

Spot the Alumna!

Sep 11, 2011

Down here on Cape Eleuthera, we don’t get too many TV commercials, but we did come across this on Youtube.  Can you spot the IS alum in this Febreze commercial?…

Alumni Spotlight: Dustin Kloempken F04!

Sep 9, 2011

After six straight years of perseverance, Fall 2004 alum, Dustin Kloempken has finally succeeded in getting six small solar panels installed at his high school!  Ever since Dustin returned from…

Alumni on Campus: Mikala Cooper

Aug 1, 2011

Another of the many alums currently on campus, Mikala (Mik) Cooper (F07) joins team CEI for the summer frmo Bowdoin College in Maine. Though her major is undecided at the…

Alumni Spotlight: Carter Brown

Jul 25, 2011

Carter Houston Brown returned to Cape Eleuthera this summer to work as an intern in CEI’s flats program after graduating high school. He attended The Island School in Spring of…

Alumni On Campus: Hannah Druckenmiller

Hannah Druckenmiller (F07) is back on Eleuthera, this time as an intern at CEI. She joins the aquaculture team this summer in between semesters at The Leland Stanford Junior University,…

Can You Spot the IS Logo?

Jul 1, 2011

It is a well known fact that Island Schoolers are world travelers! We have heard many a story about how an alum was traveling in a foreign country wearing an IS…

Alumni Spotlight–Matt (S08) and Will (S06) McCalpin

Nov 10, 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p32wsTK1vm8&feature=player_embedded Check out alumni brothers Matt and Will McCalpin, members of Princeton’s elite all-male a cappella group the Tigertones, singing the national anthem at the San Diego Chargers home game…

Alumni CONCHtribution Campaign 2010 Starts Today!

Nov 1, 2010

It’s my favorite time of year again; pumpkins, fall foliage, warm sweaters and…..CONCHtribution! Today is the first day of the 2010 Alumni CONCHtribution Campaign, an annual giving campaign for Island…

Island School Visits the Big Apple

Aug 17, 2010

On Saturday The Island School’s Alumni Advisory Board (AAB) took a tour of the New York Harbor School (NYHS), a maritime themed public school located on Governor’s Island near Manhattan.…

Mark Your Calendars- 2011 all-semester reunion!

Aug 11, 2010

The Island School will be hosting its annual all-semester reunion on Saturday, January 8th, 2011 in Washington, DC!  We’re excited to catch up with old friends and hope you’ll be…

January 2011- All-Semester Reunion!

Aug 9, 2010

We need your help in deciding where to host the 2011 All-Semester reunion, scheduled for the 2nd weekend of January 2011.  Vote below! [polldaddy poll=3596550]

Alumni Spotlight– Liza Morse F09!

Aug 3, 2010

This summer Liza Morse (F09) headed to Appalachia to work with the Appalachia Service Project.  Liza sent out letters in the spring asking for support for her trip; Liza’s group needed…

CEF’s Boston office officially opens!

Jul 22, 2010

Monday night about 40 people gathered at the Nonprofit Center in Boston to commemorate the opening of Cape Eleuthera Foundation’s  Boston office.  Guests included former Island School staff Tony Hawgood,…

Don’t forget to join us this Sunday and Monday in the Boston area!

Jul 16, 2010

Calling all Island School friends and family!  Join us this weekend at Woods Hole, Cape Cod to tour the Marine Biological Laboratory, followed by a cocktail party hosted by the…

Spring ’09 Class Reunites!

Jul 13, 2010

The Island School’s Spring 2009 class reunited this past weekend on Cape Cod, bringing together 35 of their 48 students.  The Vetters kindly hosted this massive group, and a good…

Alumni Spotlight!-Trygg Larsson-Danforth

Jun 29, 2010

The Island School is pleased to congratulate IS Alum Trygg Larsson-Danforth (F03) on being drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 49th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball…

Alumni Gather to Walk the Freedom Trail in Boston!

Jun 24, 2010

Last Saturday, alums from several semesters gathered in Boston to walk the Freedom Trail, a trail that follows historical sites through Boston.  Organized by Derek Shooster (S06), the group visited…

Alumni Spotlight!–Jephta Sullivan

Jun 14, 2010

Check out this story about New York Harbor School’s oyster project on NY1 news, featuring IS Alum Jephta Sullivan (F07)!

Alumni Board Weekend

Jun 11, 2010

Back in Washington, DC after a week at The Island School is quite a contrast. It made me really realize how special Eleuthera is to me. All in all, it…