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.

A Message from the Director of Admissions

Welcome to East Woods School!

Confidence. Excellence. Kindness. Three important ingredients that we inspire and instill in each child throughout their East Woods journey as they prepare for secondary school and life beyond our walls. As early as Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten, our students begin to develop as confident individuals, thanks to the many opportunities we provide to them to speak and to perform. Watching the pride in the eyes of our youngest students sing a song at an all school assembly, tell a story in front of their class, or perform on stage in front of families and friends, is truly heart-warming.

Our school is small by design so that our teachers get to know each child and support them individually through our rigorous program. Academic excellence is evident in so many ways at East Woods. Whether observing our youngest Nursery students performing hands on science experiments in our state of the art science labs, students working on advanced math classes in our lower grades, or the advanced placement of our students into foreign language classes in their secondary school of choice, East Woods students excel!

We also emphasize character education. We teach our students through direct instruction and example to be kind, caring and respectful of others. Our faculty skillfully incorporates character education throughout the day with their daily morning meetings, “buddy class” projects, the advisory program in the Upper School, and in dozens of other ways, each and every day. We accomplish all of this in a nurturing and supportive learning environment.

I encourage you to explore our website and read our curriculum guide. However, the best way to experience our wonderful School and all of our programs is to see it firsthand. I invite you to take a tour of our beautiful 46-acre campus and discuss all of the benefits and opportunities of an East Woods education. Your child’s potential is just the beginning at East Woods School!

Melissa Cedrone
Director of Admissions