At a private independent school like Island School, there are high academic standards that nurture intellectual curiosity, stimulate personal growth, while fostering critical thinking. Often there is a larger percentage of students that enroll in honors courses at Island School, than in public, parochial, and other local private schools. Smaller classes along with individualized attention, and lower student to teacher ratios encourage close connections with students. Excellent teachers, who are life long learners, teach in their areas of expertise and share their passion with students. Dynamic Autonomy allows for flexibility within the classroom and permits teachers to cultivate a greater understanding of the content learned. Teachers also take a personal invested interest in each student and seek to understand what motivates them in their quest for learning.
Time and again students from Island School have demonstrated the ability to be accepted into competitive four year universities and colleges all across the country. These students, due to the preparation an Island School education has afforded them, have completed a range of bachelor’s degrees on to graduate degrees and even post doctorate degrees.
Island School nurtures not just students’ intellectual ability and curiosity, but also their personal and social growth and civic responsibilities. Opportunities extend well beyond the classroom to athletic competitions, artistic pursuits, and school leadership experiences, educating the whole child. Schools maintain diverse and vibrant student communities and welcome and respect each family. Island School is also comprised of community of parents who actively participate in their children’s education. Independent schools promote regular communication among students, parents, and teachers to ensure everyone is working toward the same goals for the student. And most important: An education that will pay dividends for a lifetime.