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 2015, 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.
Dear Deep Creek Middle School Community,
DCMS continues to deliver a rigorous academic program in math, science, social studies, English, health, religious studies, PE, and the arts based on the Bahamian National Curriculum. Our experiential approach allows us to reach beyond the classroom walls into the outdoor beauty of Eleuthera. A curriculum addition this year is a sharpened focus on wellness. The Sustainable Development Goals developed last year by the United Nations includes seventeen goals, three of these goals pertain to healthy lives and promoting well-being at all ages. They describe well-being as physical, mental and social well-being. The well-being of our students is essential if they are to be ready to learn and to find success in school.
Throughout the year we offer many additional opportunities for growth, citizenship, and leadership. This year we merged the DCMS advisories with the Island School advisories as the foundation of our buddy program. The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for lasting relationships that recognize and value differences and similarities. Mutual respect will be fostered and a global perspective will be nurtured through open lines of communication, compromise, and collaboration. During our time together we will be working on STEAM challenges, enjoying each other's company and building friendships.
There is a dedicated time each week for our community outreach program. Outreach will be delivered through our clubs and based on community needs. This is a time for students to learn about their responsibilities to the greater community, to be agents of change and to practice becoming compassionate leaders.