DCMS Students will attend Brewster Academy, The Bement School, Lawrenceville School, and The Pennington School this Fall! Congratulations to Tiia, Forrest, Jade and Tiara!

Jade Knowles will attend Brewster Academy in Wolfsboro, NH this fall. She will join fellow DCMS alumna, Sidhira Johnson, who is currently a sophomore. Jade visited Brewster this January and immediately felt welcomed and loved and energy of the school. She is so excited to attend Brewster and was thrilled to meet the visiting Brewster students who spent their spring break at The Island School! Matt Hoopes, resident of Rainbow Bay and Alumni Officer for the Brewster Academy Advancement Office, shared in the celebration. Matt is also the founder of the Islesmon Camaraderie Non-profit Foundation, an organization providing assistance for exceptional Bahamian students who desire to continue their academic excellence by attending boarding schools and colleges in the United States, Canada, or England. Thank you Islemon Camaraderie for helping make this dream come true!

Jade Knowles will attend Brewster Academy in Wolfsboro, NH this fall. She will join fellow DCMS alumna, Sidhira Johnson, who is currently a sophomore. Jade visited Brewster this January and immediately felt welcomed and loved and energy of the school. She is so excited to attend Brewster and was thrilled to meet the visiting Brewster students who spent their spring break at The Island School! Matt Hoopes, resident of Rainbow Bay and Alumni Officer for the Brewster Academy Advancement Office, shared in the celebration. Matt is also the founder of the Islesmon Camaraderie Non-profit Foundation, an organization providing assistance for exceptional Bahamian students who desire to continue their academic excellence by attending boarding schools and colleges in the United States, Canada, or England. Thank you Islemon Camaraderie for helping make this dream come true!

Forrest Schmitt will attend The Bement School in Deerfield, MA this fall. After touring the school during the January visit, Forrest was impressed with the feel of the community, the closeness of students, and the wide range of classes. He is excited to play team sports, especially Ultimate Frisbee. He is also excited to downhill ski as the whole school heads to the mountains once a week! Bement’s boarding students hail from around the world and there is a strong international community represented. When Forrest attends in the fall, he will also be neighbor to Simeon Bethel, a freshman at Deerfield Academy, which is right next-door on the same Historic Deerfield street.

Forrest Schmitt will attend The Bement School in Deerfield, MA this fall. After touring the school during the January visit, Forrest was impressed with the feel of the community, the closeness of students, and the wide range of classes. He is excited to play team sports, especially Ultimate Frisbee. He is also excited to downhill ski as the whole school heads to the mountains once a week! Bement’s boarding students hail from around the world and there is a strong international community represented. When Forrest attends in the fall, he will also be neighbor to Simeon Bethel, a freshman at Deerfield Academy, which is right next-door on the same Historic Deerfield street.

Tiara McKinney has always wanted to go to boarding school. The opportunity to receive guidance through the application process was one of the reasons she decided to come to DCMS. When she received her acceptance letter from the Lawrenceville School, she was thrilled beyond belief- it even took several days for the news to really sink in! Tiara is very academically minded, and can’t wait to dive into all the classes of her Freshman year. She is a published author and especially passionate about poetry and short stories. Tiara will join many IS alumni at Lawrenceville, including her IS-Buddy, Addy Brown SP17!

Tiara McKinney has always wanted to go to boarding school. The opportunity to receive guidance through the application process was one of the reasons she decided to come to DCMS. When she received her acceptance letter from the Lawrenceville School, she was thrilled beyond belief- it even took several days for the news to really sink in! Tiara is very academically minded, and can’t wait to dive into all the classes of her Freshman year. She is a published author and especially passionate about poetry and short stories. Tiara will join many IS alumni at Lawrenceville, including her IS-Buddy, Addy Brown SP17!

Tiia McKinney will be attending The Pennington School this fall. She toured the campus this January and absolutely loved the school, the community, the students, and the teachers! She felt so welcomed and had a wonderful reception by all. Tiia feels that Pennington will allow her to step out of her comfort zone, and seek international opportunities that might not be available otherwise. Tiia will learn a lot about Pennington from her IS-Buddy, Meg Long SP17!

Tiia McKinney will be attending The Pennington School this fall. She toured the campus this January and absolutely loved the school, the community, the students, and the teachers! She felt so welcomed and had a wonderful reception by all. Tiia feels that Pennington will allow her to step out of her comfort zone, and seek international opportunities that might not be available otherwise. Tiia will learn a lot about Pennington from her IS-Buddy, Meg Long SP17!

These sisters are excited to be heading to boarding school, but equally thrilled to be within 10 minutes of each other at nearby schools!

These sisters are excited to be heading to boarding school, but equally thrilled to be within 10 minutes of each other at nearby schools!

DCMS faculty and staff wish our best and our congratulations to these four Grade 9 scholars who will be excellent ambassadors for our school and the island of Eleuthera!