About Antilles

For over 60 years, Antilles School has provided a private, college preparatory, coeducational school for St. Thomas, St. John, and Water Island. Antilles is a comprehensive school for children from toddlers (age 2) through grade 12; our graduates have gone on to succeed in the finest universities and graduate schools in the world.

E xcellence, Diversity and Community are the guiding principles for each day at Antilles. We pride ourselves on inspiring each student to reach his/her potential in a multicultural setting that is one of the hallmarks of our school. Antilles is a small community that seems very much like family to our students and parents! With over 100 faculty and support staff members for our 500 students, Antilles combines educational excellence and character development to transform our students into young men and women of the highest character. During a student’s years at Antilles, each of our students receives individual guidance from an advisor who serves as a mentor and guide to success.

At Antilles, we pride ourselves on our small class sizes that allow our teachers to provide a personalized education for each student. Our goal is to ensure each student receives cutting-edge instruction in a safe, nurturing environment. Antilles teachers deliver lessons that encourage “active learning” through hands-on, engaging instructional strategies designed to develop a love of learning in each student! We celebrate each child at Antilles every day—the joy of learning comes alive on our beautiful 27 acre campus in the Frenchman’s Bay area. Antilles develops the “whole child” through challenging academic courses, technology, music, art, physical education, and athletics.

Antilles occupies a distinct place in Caribbean culture and the history of the larger Virgin Islands community. Through a superb preparatory education which includes the finest college counseling and preparation in the Virgin Islands, we offer a true “Antilles Advantage” that can give your child(ren) the edge they need to compete and succeed in the demanding 21st century collegiate setting!

We hope you will take time to study our web site and come visit our campus for your individualized tour and conference with our staff. You can reach us by phone at 340-776-1600 to arrange a personal tour. Enjoy our web site and we hope to meet you in person soon!

About the Head of School
Posted 08/18/2016 10:21AM

Elizabeth “Liz” Morrison joined Antilles as Head of School in July 2016, bringing more than two decades of experience in independent school education. She most recently served as Assistant Head of School at the Millbrook School in Millbrook, New York.

Liz was selected from a national pool of talented candidates after a thorough search process that engaged students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff, and trustees. Her campus visits brought widespread excitement to our community (she was the majority favorite!) and after careful consideration of all feedback, the Board of Trustees asked her to become our next Head of School. We were thrilled when she enthusiastically accepted our invitation.

In selecting Liz, we were impressed by her outstanding credentials as an educator and administrator. At Millbrook, she has also held positions as Dean of Students, Academic Dean, and Director of College Counseling. Earlier in her career, Liz was a math teacher, and Chair of the Math Department at Oakwood Friends.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology, and a Master of Science in education from the University of Pennsylvania. Throughout the search process, Liz’s supervisors and colleagues were uniform in their praise for her professionalism, work ethic, communications and team-building skills, along with her business and curriculum development acumen.

On a more personal level, Liz was a Division I lacrosse athlete in college; grew up in Baltimore, Maryland; has a son and daughter in their twenties, along with two adult stepchildren; and her husband Tom is a corporate pilot with relatives that have lived on St. Thomas for more than 30 years. Keeping all that in mind, we had no doubt that she would make a smooth transition into our school and our community.

“We are confident that our new Head, Liz Morrison, will continue to enhance the unique foundation now in place at Antilles,” Board of Trustees Chair Angelina Daswani said. “We look forward to welcoming her as school starts, and we hope for your support as Antilles moves into its next phase.”  

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