Admissions Season Kicks Off in Grand Rapids, MI!

Each fall, The Island School admissions team travels around the country and holds admissions receptions at the homes of Island School alumni to give interested students and families a better idea of what The Island School is. Last week, we kicked off this admissions season in Grand Rapids, Michigan. On Thursday September 26, over 70 prospective students and families, alumni, and supporters of The Island School gathered at the VanderWeide’s home (Cheri VanderWeide, parent of Ben VanderWeide S’13) to hear about The Island School program and other updates from the Cape. The alumni in attendance were especially helpful during the presentation in giving their account of their Island School experience. The following night, alumni parents David and Rae Green (Jacqueline S’04, Alec S’11) hosted a dinner at their home where friends and supporters once again came together, united by their love for The Island School.

To see where we are headed next, check out the upcoming events page on our website here: If you are interested in hosting an event in your area, want us to visit your school, or for more information, email