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"A community for learning, creativity, empowerment, and imagination; a place where each learner discovers a sense of self, explores his or her place in the world, and develops the skills and wisdom essential for living the life he or she chooses."

The Island Academy of Hilton Head is a full-time, educationally-innovative K through 12 learning program, in which students:

  • are known and respected as unique individuals.
  • personalize their education with individualized learning plans.
  • engage in small-group, collaborative learning supported by master teachers.
  • enjoy individualized support and guidance made possible by the 8:1 student-teacher ratio.
  • learn through a rigorous, integrated, project-driven curriculum, designed to support creativity, innovation, mastery, and life-long love of learning.
  • regularly and purposefully explore, interact, and engage with their community and natural world.

Classes meet Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm and Friday 9:00am until 1:30pm.


We may be pioneers, but we are not alone.  The following schools offer examples of innovative, world-class 21st-century education, with which The Island Academy shares many philosophical features.


Listen to global conversations happening about education.

 

Review more about the philosophy, design, and implementation of the program that is in practice at The Island Academy, through the following organizations.

NEW ENGLAND BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROJECT BASED LEARNING

Boston Massachusetts USA

GEORGE LUCAS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION: EDUTOPIA

San Rafael California USA

BIG PICTURE SCHOOLS FOCUSES ON HOW TO LEARN

Providence Rhode Island USA

A PLACE OF OPTIMISM DESIGNED TO EXCITE AND ENGAGE

Dandenong North, Victoria AUS

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Calendar


Spring 2017 Calendar

Happy Summer break, all! We are looking forward to the next school year!

Stay updated with events this season and in the fall using this calendar.  If you cannot find what you are looking for, contact us! We love hearing from you. 

... And thank you for joining us in February 12th at our Open House at the new location at 2 Finch Street!

If you missed it, contact us to meet our staff, ask questions, explore the curriculum, tour the new school, and connect with your community. We are so excited to meet with you and share more about our vision for the Island Academy.