Where your child’s potential is only the beginning.

Inspiring confidence, excellence, and kindness since 1946.


Rooted in a tradition of academic excellence, East Woods is a private school on Long Island that offers a well-rounded education. Through strong academics, and a rigorous course of study, children are taught how to think, not what to think. Our students are immersed in science, technology, math, foreign languages, history, literature, athletics, and the arts.Learn More


East Woods School is a friendly community of students, faculty, and parents that feels more like a family rather than just a school. Founded in 1946 by a small group of parents, East Woods remains a community of families seeking a Long Island private school that is small by design, and that promotes excellence in a nurturing environment. Learn More

Student Life

East Woods offers a wide range of enrichment programs that provide many opportunities for students to explore and learn in a safe and nurturing environment. We cultivate confidence, and our students understand that their education is a journey, and not simply a number on a test. Learn More

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Inspirational Keynote Speaker Kelsey Tainsh visits EWS

On Tuesday, October 16th, national and international motivational speaker Kelsey Tainsh spoke to East Woods' Third and Fourth Graders from at 8:30 a.m. and followed up with a session for Upper School students at 9:15. Kelsey, a resident of Atlanta, GA, travels all over the USA and Canada speaking to students, professional groups

Patriot Day

The Patriot Day assembly has been a yearly tradition at EWS since its inception on September 11, 2012. Today we honored those whose lives were taken seventeen years ago, including John Niven, a special man, dear to the East Woods alumni community.

2018 Commencement

On June 15, East Woods School celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2018. As the Class of '18, they had 18 members of the class.

Upper School Travels to Philadelphia

This spring, the 5th through 7th grades journeyed to Philadelphia for a two-night, three-day trip. The focus was on American History, cultural experiences, and just plain fun.