Reenroll Your Child for the 2018-2019 School Year!
Due Date: March 2, 2018
Dear Antilles Families,
It is hard to believe that five months ago we were all boarding up our homes and the school not knowing what to expect. I recall the feelings I had the morning after Irma as I walked to school unsure of what would greet me. I desperately hoped that we had been spared damage that would close our doors. As I walked through the debris and puddles, I thought of the children and how I would tell them that they had lost their school if that were the case. School for a child is a second home – it is the predictable, the place where they succeed, fail and learn important life lessons. When I got to school, I couldn't believe how lucky we had been, even though the campus was a mess, and the damage significant. But it was in that moment, I had two goals – open as fast as possible to get our children back to normalcy and learning, and to make sure that our faculty and staff were safe.
Since September 25th, we have created challenging educational experiences for students both in and out of the classroom. The joy on our students' faces when they have returned to school will stay with me forever. This fall we won athletic titles, put on a wonderful theater performance, and journeyed the ups and downs of a "normal" school year. We have had so many exciting moments throughout the year as our students have returned and our school has finally felt closer to our first opening day in August. Another important goal after the storms passed was to warmly welcome back as many of our students as possible, any point in the year. We are thrilled that so many have returned, and continue to return, as each one is essential to the fabric that makes up Antilles.
There is no question that this year has been a difficult one for all of us. The school has taken a significant financial hit from the storms as have many of our families. A lot of teachers and families have had to balance school with significant challenges at home. But we have persevered and I am confident that we will ultimately emerge stronger. As I told the students, we don't know what we are made of until we are tested. Antilles has passed the test and we will build on this strength as we continue to strive to deliver an outstanding educational experience for your children. Their learning is at the center of what we do and why we do it.
As we head into reenrollment season, I hope that your children will return and be a part of an exciting rebuilding period for the school. We will resume plans to roll out a strategic plan for the next five years, and will take advantage of some of the repair work to enhance our facilities. Thank you for sharing your children with us and embarking on this important educational partnership. My hope is that this journey carries your children through graduation from Antilles.
Please complete the forms below to reenroll your children for the 2018–2019 school year.
As always, our current students have first priority before accepting new students, so your contracts and deposits need to be received on time in order to secure your space. Please also be reminded that late fees are incurred after March 2nd.
If you have questions, please contact Shannon Harris, Director of Admission at email@example.com or 305.376.0585 x1700.
Head of School
7280 Frenchman's Bay 16–1
St. Thomas, VI 00802
Mandatory Forms - To be turned into the Business Office: