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.

Beyond EWS

EWS Alumni Welcome the Class of 2017


Accomplished. Curious. Confident. Leaders.

At East Woods we are proud of our graduating students. To help our students make a successful transition to their next school we work carefully with families to determine which secondary school is the best match for each child. The Head of School, with support of the Head of Upper School, is directly involved in the secondary school application process. In the early fall, they meet with each student to help him or her identify a list of potential schools to investigate. Student profiles and recommendations are prepared, school forms are completed, and the children are aided in their writing and interviewing skills.

Confident and kind, motivated and compassionate, East Woods graduates become leaders. These leaders will have a competitive edge for the future. Rooted in a tradition of academic excellence, East Woods School promotes and supports a well-rounded education. Through strong academics, and a rigorous course of study, children are taught how to think not what to think. They possess self-confidence, an insatiable curiosity about the world around them, and a strong interest in constantly growing and learning. East Woods provides students with the advantages they need to succeed in high school, college and beyond.

East Woods School is where your child’s potential is only the beginning.

Some of our students choose to attend nearby independent schools, some choose public school, and some choose to board at schools. In fact, East Woods graduates have attended the following schools:

Secondary Schools

Brooks School
Chaminade High School
Choate Rosemary Hall
Cold Spring Harbor High School
Cushing Academy
Deerfield Academy
Friends Academy
Groton School
The Hill School
Holderness School
The Hotchkiss School
Kellenberg Memorial High School
Kent School
The Lawrenceville School
Locust Valley High School
Long Island Lutheran School
Middlesex School
Millbrook School
Northfield Mount Hermon School
Northport High School
Our Lady of Mercy Academy
Oyster Bay High School
Phillips Academy Andover
Phillips Exeter Academy
Portledge School
Sacred Heart Academy
St. Andrew’s School
St. Anthony’s High School
St. Dominic’s High School
St. George’s School
St. Mark’s School
St. Paul’s School
Syosset High School
The Taft School
The Westminster School

Colleges & Universities

American University
American University, London
Boston College
Bowdoin College
Brown University
Bucknell University
Colby College
Colgate University
Columbia University
Concordia University, Montreal
Connecticut College
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Drew University
Fordham University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Gettysburg College
Gordon College
Harvard University
Hobart-William Smith College
Hofstra University
Ithaca College
Johns Hopkins University
Lafayette College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Middlebury College
New York University
Notre Dame
Providence College
Princeton
Quinnipiac University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Roger Williams University
Sacred Heart University
School of Visual Arts
Skidmore College
Southern Methodist University
Stanford University
Trinity College
University of Colorado
University of Miami
University of Pennsylvania
University of Southern California
University of St. Andrew, Scotland
University of Vermont
Wake Forest University
Washington College
Wesleyan University
West Virginia Wesleyan
Williams College
Yale University