Eleuthera, Governor's Harbour District (historical), Bahamas
Deep Creek Middle School is a private day school in the settlement of Deep Creek on the island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas. It was founded in September 2001 with the goal of increasing access to educational resources for people in South Eleuthera. The school has grown to serve 45 students in grades 7, 8 & 9 and has created numerous opportunities that otherwise would not have been possible for students and families. The school offers an experiential approach to the Bahamian national curriculum.
The mission of Deep Creek Middle School is to provide a nurturing community that engages students with opportunities to learn in and out of the classroom. This promotes academic growth and responsible citizenship to prepare students to be the future leaders of The Bahamas. Our goal is to create a learning environment where students will not only learn the subject matter from The Bahamian national curriculum, but focus on academic growth, leadership, and responsible citizenship. In order to achieve these core values, our programs and curriculum teach critical thinking, problem solving, communication and social skills.
Deep Creek Middle School operates as a subsidiary of the Cape Eleuthera Foundation, a nonprofit organization, whose mission it 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. As part of the Foundation, DCMS works closely with The Island School (islandschool.org) and the Cape Eleuthera Institute (ceibahamas.org) to offer students and staff a unique experience that connects them more intimately with their environment and sustainable development in South Eleuthera. Students at DCMS pay some tuition, but the majority of operating funds come from generous donations to The Cape Eleuthera Foundation.