South Eleuthera is our home and community. Through partnerships and community engagement, by matching The Island School’s unique mission and expertise with local needs, we believe our School and the community are made stronger and better.
By fostering meaningful relationships through education, conservation, and sustainability, we seek to support community members and develop meaningful connections in the Bahamas and the local settlements.
Our Local Programs
The Island School collaborates with local schools, youth, families, and partners to create purposeful leaders who can inspire and drive change. Our local programs include:
The Apprentice Program
This six-week summer program for Bahamians provides work experience and exposure to The Island School philosophy and values.
Young Men’s Leadership Program
This extracurricular mentorship program is dedicated to the success of young men in South Eleuthera.
South Eleuthera Kids Camp
This weeklong environmental camp teaches South Eleuthera students about sustainability and the surrounding ecosystems.
The Lab School
The purpose of The Lab School is to enrich the national standard of education throughout The Bahamas by implementing evidence-based best practices in curriculum design, instruction, and assessment within a place-based educational model.
Bahamas Environmental Steward Scholars (BESS)
BESS is a unique opportunity for graduating high school students in The Bahamas who have a keen interest in the environment and want to learn more as they transition from high school to university studies.
Local Schools Program
This program for local schools seeks to enhance student-centered learning using environmental education as an entry point.
After School Programs
These programs offer a range of consistent opportunities to children from the settlement of Deep Creek in South Eleuthera.
Elementary Learning Center Summer Camp
During the summertime, the ELC operates a summer camp using a curriculum based on weekly thematic units, such as bugs, birds, pirates, and oceans.