Admissions Process for the 2024-2025 School Year
Registration for current students is from February 1, 2024 to February 23, 2024. Current students must return their registration form no later than February 23, 2024 to keep their seat for the upcoming school year. If existing students miss the deadline they will have to reapply as a new applicant.
Once a student has been admitted to The Island School through an appropriate process, he or she may remain in attendance through subsequent grades as long as the registration deadline is met for current students.
The applications and waiting list do not roll over from one year to the next year. Each year, prospective students will need to complete new paperwork and submit it by the open enrollment deadline.
Open enrollment for new students is from March 1, 2024 to March 28, 2024. If there are more applicants than spaces available, The Island School will hold a lottery to enroll new students. Each prospective student must have a completed application and required documentation on file by March 28, 2024, to be included in the lottery. After the lottery is completed, additional applicants will be added to the waiting list. The lottery for the 2024-25 school year will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 3:30 pm. Applicants are not required to be present.
The acceptance letter for new students who are not residents of the island have a contingency clause stating that if a new resident applies by June 30th of the enrollment year, they may take the place of the non-resident applicant.
Separate lotteries will be applied based on our enrollment policy.
In recognition of the officially sanctioned purpose of The Island School, the Board of Directors set forth the following:
Enrollment Preference Policy
- Existing students
- Siblings of current students whose families reside on Gasparilla Island.
- Children whose families reside on Gasparilla Island.
- Siblings of existing students who do not reside on Gasparilla Island, but whose families work on Gasparilla Island.
- Children whose parent(s) work at The Island School.
- Children whose families do not reside on Gasparilla Island, but whose families work on the Island.
The Island School and its families benefit from keeping families together. For this reason, The Island School offers admission preference for siblings. A sibling is defined as a biological or legally adopted brother or sister who lives in the same household (at least part-time) as the current Island School student. No preference is given if siblings are not currently enrolled in The Island School.