Mission and Vision

EWS Early Childhood Center
East Woods School was established by a group of parents in 1946 to provide children with an education combining exemplary academics and character development. A set of values, instilled in those earliest years, has endured over the past seven decades, and remains essential to the life of the school today.

These core values represent the best of East Woods School’s traditions, are the foundation of our mission, and inform the vision for our future: Character, Community, Compassion


East Woods School will fulfill its mission and deliver a superior academic program with a focus on character education to assist its students in becoming successful, happy, and intelligent learners. Students will continue to gain knowledge, skills, and confidence to solve problems and become caring, responsible community members. Graduates will emerge from East Woods prepared to be contributing citizens and compassionate leaders in a complex and changing world.

This will be accomplished through a renewed commitment to student-centered, experiential, and holistic learning fostered by a highly motivated faculty within a nurturing community. Teachers will engage students in a challenging, stimulating, and progressive interdisciplinary curriculum with a focus on written and verbal communication, supported by the integration of technology. Teachers and students together will cultivate a love of learning in an independent school environment characterized by freedom and flexibility.

Over the next five years, East Woods School is committed to meeting the needs of its students with an exceptional academic program, dedicated, forward-thinking faculty, and supportive, involved parents and alumni, while continuing to cultivate a strong community which engages all of those involved in the school.