Island School has a reputation for being ‘No Ordinary School’. Our students experience more than the usual academic approach when they are on their journey with us. We believe that the purpose of learning goes beyond accumulating factual knowledge and a clutch of excellent qualifications. Our students develop an understanding of what the world is like, how it has come to be as it is and what their role might be to shape it in the future.
Learning involves questioning conventional wisdom and understanding that there are different ways to know. It involves knowing how to tell truth from opinion and fact from propaganda. Island School students will see links across the disciplines and be able to transfer their skills from one domain to the next, and from there to completely new contexts. Learning is a creative activity that requires students to look at things from unexpected angles and to thrive on uncertainty.
We are all learners at Island School. Teachers, as much as students, are committed to being the best they can be and have high expectations of the same commitment in others. Teachers and students enjoy friendly but respectful relationships that foster learning and creativity.