Deep Creek Middle School is an independent 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 47 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 vision of Deep Creek Middle School is to prepare the future leaders of The Bahamas by providing learning experiences, in and out of the classroom, that teach responsible citizenship, leadership and allow students to grow academically.
Our mission 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 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. As part of the Foundation, DCMS works closely with The Island School (www.islandschool.org) and the Cape Eleuthera Institute (www.ceibahamas.org) 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. Students at DCMS pay some tuition, but the majority of operating funds come from generous donations to The Cape Eleuthera Foundation.
A Unique Opportunity
Compensation includes salary, housing, utilities, board stipend, and excellent international health plan.
Candidates will be willing to work collaboratively with a dedicated group of colleagues and students in a flexible, team-oriented environment. In your job, you must be willing to try new things and stretch beyond a traditional job description. Our faculty demonstrates resourcefulness by designing curriculum, developing partnerships within the local and Foundation community, and engaging families to support the vision & mission of DCMS School is open five days a week from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm. Teachers also staff afterschool tutoring sessions, community outreach, and afterschool sports.
Those who join our high-functioning team will be committed to achieving the goals of DCMS and the Cape Eleuthera Foundation with everyone in our community. A one-year commitment is required. We are an equal opportunity employer and especially encourage applications from Bahamians.
If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your experience and interest. Please explain why you and your philosophy are a match for our school. All applications must be in PDF format.
Send to Sherrall Carey, HR Administrator, at email@example.com
High school sophomores and juniors from around the world join our community to learn outside the walls of a classroom. With the campus and surrounding ocean as our laboratory and with help from our partners at the Cape Eleuthera Institute, we teach students how to live sustainably in the twenty-first century. All while earning high school credit. Together, we engage in the process of inquiry in order to discover solutions to real world problems.
We explore the framework of Eleuthera’s cultural and environmental landscape through:
The Island School experience culminates in the beginning of a lifelong educational journey, with more self-confident students leaving as engaged global citizens, empowered to be active leaders of their generation.