Category Archives: Events

Island School Celebrates Summer on Cape Cod!


This past weekend, Island School alumni, friends, and family gathered in Cape Cod to celebrate summer.  On Sunday morning, Maxey roused the troops and got a group of Island School staff to participate in the Falmouth Sprint Triathlon.  Chris and Pam Maxey, Christian Henry, and Karla Cosgriff braved the cold New England waters for a .3 mile swim, biked 9.6 miles along the coast, and ran 3.2 miles to the finish line.  Congratulations to everyone!

Following this morning exercise, a large group gathered at Woods Hole’s Marine Biological Laboratory for a tour of their facilities.  Alumni, future students, families, and friends all joined together to learn how the research they are doing at MBL is related to the work we do on Cape Eleuthera.  Thank you to Dan, our tour guide, for showing us all the amazing things going on at Woods Hole!

Group tours water filtration system ay MBL

Christian Henry shows off his horshoe crab wrangling skills

The day ended with an amazing cocktail party hosted at the Gibson’s home in Woods Hole.  The Island School’s trip to Cape Cod was a great success and we hope to make the Island School’s summer day on the Cape an annual tradition. Maxey is encouraging everyone to start training for next year’s triathlon now!

David Miller catches up with S09 alums Matt Vetter and Krissy Taft
Checking out creatures in one of MBL's holding tanks

Alumni Gather to Walk the Freedom Trail in Boston!

IS alums gather in Boston

Last Saturday, alums from several semesters gathered in Boston to walk the Freedom Trail, a trail that follows historical sites through Boston.  Organized by Derek Shooster (S06), the group visited several historical sites and stopped for lunch at Quincy Market, in an effort to gain a better sense of place in their Boston community.

F09 Alums Molly Nash and Jan Shi pose with Sam Adams at Old South Meeting House

Join us for more Boston events this summer:

July 18th- Tour of Woods Hole Research Center and Cocktail Party (RSVPs required to

July 19th- Grand opening of Cape Eleuthera Foundation’s new Boston Office, 6-8pm at 89 South St. Boston, MA 02111