For the Community
At Antilles, we value our place and our role in the community.
As an integral part of the larger Virgin Islands community, Antilles takes its civic duty seriously and endeavors to enrich the lives of all V.I. residents through our presence, programs and services. From our after school activities roster, which is open to students across the district, to Jackson Fitness, we seek to open our campus to the public as much as possible, creating unique avenues for engagement. Antilles is also the proud home of the Mark C. Marin Center and Prior Jollek Hall, two premiere event venues frequently used for everything from weddings to signature community fundraisers.
Each semester, Antilles offers a range of after school activities that are open to students around the island. From science to sports, cooking and dance – and everything in between – the purpose of this program is to enhance students’ non-academic skills and given them an outlet for further self-expression.
Jackson Fitness is a 6000 square-foot facility located on the second floor of the Mark C. Marin Center at Antilles School in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. It features specialized rooms for a variety of aerobic and wellness classes and activities and features the only wellness library in the Caribbean. The Complex is open to the community on a membership or per-visit basis. Funded through the generosity of one of the founders of Antilles School, Elizabeth Jackson, the Complex stands as a permanent memorial to her commitment to this school and to education.
The Mark C. Marin Center plays a vital role in community outreach efforts. Its multi-court sports complex is a community venue and our state-of-the-art fitness and wellness center, the Jackson Fitness, is open to the community. The center offers after-school activities to students of Antilles and is available for events of non-profit organizations, as well as, private businesses and corporations.
Between the Mark C. Marin Center and the middle school campus is an adventure course named for Eddie O'Brien, a good friend of Antilles School. Designed to teach both trust in others and oneself, and self-esteem, the course offers many low element and rope activities that can be tailored to children & adults, and are effective in building teamwork in a school organization, or a corporate setting.
The Forum is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing live world-class artists and events to the US Virgin Islands. Housed on the Antilles School campus, the Forum’s programming brings residents each month to the Prior Jollek Hall, a premiere event venue that was funded by the Prior Family Foundation and is open to the public not only for performances, but community events. From renowned magicians to local playwrights and more, the Forum’s annual schedule of events truly offers “something for everyone.”
More information can be found at theforum.vi.
What’s going on around the island? Please view the link below for an updated list of great family-friendly, community-oriented events!