The Island School offers a transformative educational semester and summer journey that takes students away from traditional high school curriculum and invites them to confront authentic challenges.

Classes are designed to allow first-hand engagement with the people and environment of The Bahamas. Each student takes English, math, environmental art, history, and marine ecology. Also, each student contributes to solving real-world problems through a Center for Sustainable Development research project, or generates original knowledge through a science research project with on site masters and Ph.D. scientists.  Each course focuses on the application of knowledge to real-world problems. SCUBA diving, island exploration, and two short kayaking expeditions complement daily morning exercise and campus work that encourages each student to develop leadership and teamwork skills.