The academic program at the Block Island School is designed to provide the foundation for a broad and liberal education to prepare its students to become versatile, discriminating, and critically perceptive individuals, capable of “applying themselves” because they are secure in the knowledge of themselves and their abilities. The school and its staff also realize that each student is unique and, to that end, provide a range of services that meet the specific needs of each student.
The course offerings in a variety of disciplines are geared towards both college and career bound aspirants. They provide the student with the kind of background, knowledge and skills that are required in the workplace and by reputable colleges and trade schools. In addition to the disciplines that form the traditional liberal arts academic program, the Block Island School offers a number of elective courses of a more general nature that respond to student interest in the arts, the trades, professions, and civic life.