The Deep Creek Middle School (DCMS) is an independent school for Bahamian students in grades seven through nine located on the southern end of the island of Eleuthera. Founded in 2001, with the goal of increasing access to alternative education methods, DCMS offers an experiential approach to the Bahamian curriculum. It is fully endorsed and recognized by the Bahamian Ministry of Education. In 2014, DCMS enrolled 45 students from 11 different Eleutheran settlements.

DCMS receives funding from Cape Eleuthera Foundation, a non-profit organization, whose mission is to provide place-based education, scientific research, and community leadership in order to create a more livable future on Eleuthera and throughout the world. DCMS works closely with The Island School and the Cape Eleuthera Institute to offer students and staff a unique experience that connects them more intimately with their environment and on-going efforts for sustainable development and environmental stewardship in South Eleuthera.

Student update: 

Simeon Bethel has been accepted and enrolled at Deerfield Academy, an independent private school in Western Massachusetts!

David Miller, former IS faculty, and current Director of Global Studies at Deerfield, met Simeon during the Grade 9 trip to the US to visit boarding schools. Simeon is excited to know that there will be an amazing contact at DA who shares a love of Eleuthera and the middle school.  Jeff Armes, Dean of Admissions at Deerfield Academy, first met Simeon last November during the Nassau Boarding School Fair. He writes that, “we are so excited that Simeon will be with us in the fall and wearing the green and white. Welcome Simeon and Deep Creek Middle School to the Deerfield Family! Go Big Green 2020!”

Island School faculty Leigh Schmitt (Deerfield Academy class of 1990) and Simeon, (class of 2020)

Island School faculty Leigh Schmitt (Deerfield Academy class of 1990) and Simeon, (class of 2020)

“At DCMS, I have learned that manners can take you through the world and that your attitude becomes your altitude.” -Giltavia Goodman, DCMS student

To apply for the 2016-17 school year, click here.

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