The East Woods' mission is to foster strength of character and academic excellence while developing and encouraging creativity, intellectual curiosity, and a lifelong passion for learning. We are a nurturing community that celebrates the differences among us and leads by example through citizenship and service to others.

East Woods At A Glance

Year Founded: 1946

Acres: 46

Accreditation: The School is a member of and accredited by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS).

2017-2018 Total Enrollment: 155 students

  • 43 in the Early Childhood Center
  • 56 in Lower School
  • 56 in Upper School

Student/Teacher Ratio:

Pre-Nursery: 4 to 1
Nursery: 7 to 1
Pre-Kindergarten: 8 to 1
Lower School (Kindergarten – 4th Grade): 12 to 1
Upper School (5th – 8th Grade): 12 to 1

Financial Aid: awarded to 30% of students

Diversity: More than 25 local communities are represented at East Woods School.

Faculty and Staff: 49 Full & Part-Time.

Languages Offered to Our Students: Spanish, French, and Latin. Spanish is introduced to the curriculum in our Nursery program. French is introduced in the Third grade, when the students are taught Spanish for half the year and French for half the year. All students are required to take Latin beginning in the Seventh grade.

Sports: Our campus is home to four playing fields and two gymnasiums. Fourth through Eighth graders participate on interscholastic sports teams in the fall, winter, and spring. Teams include: soccer, ice hockey, cross country, basketball, baseball, softball, and lacrosse. We now offer Sailing Club for grades 2 and up and Ice Hockey for grades 1 and up.

Distinctive Programs: Multi-media technology; music and drama productions; fine arts curriculum; student council; overnight field trips for ages 10 and above. We offer after school extended care for Nursery and Pre-K, and after school enrichment classes for grades Kindergarten through Fourth, after-care programs, and an extensive summer program.

Facilities and Tools: 2 science labs, 1 Mac lab, 1 PC lab, 1 dance studio, 1 art studio, 1 wood shop, 1 band room, 4 playing fields, 2 gymnasiums, 2 pools, 1 pond, 1:1 Chromebooks grades 5-8, 2 3-D printers, 1 drone, 1 GoPro, and Smart Boards, ipads, and laptops in the classrooms.

School Colors: Green and White

High Schools Attended by Our Graduates:
Exeter Academy • Phillips Academy • St. Mark’s • St. Georges • St. Paul’s • Groton • Middlesex • Choate • Taft • Hotchkiss • Loyola • Friends Academy • Portledge • Chaminade • Cold Spring Harbor High School • Locust Valley High School • St. Anthony's