Welcome From the Head of School

Dear Current and Prospective Families,

East Woods School and our region continue to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, so we are looking forward to a more normalized East Woods program in 2021-2022. As we celebrate our important 75th anniversary this fall, we proudly note our school has shown its resilience in the face of daunting challenges.  
East Woods School is uniquely poised to provide daily in-person school even in the throes of a pandemic. Our classes are small by design. We have extra classrooms and multiple large spaces to provide for the suggested social distancing, even indoors. Our 46-acre campus includes a back lawn, nature trail, and playground, as well as 3.5 playing fields and a front circle that can be blocked off for additional outdoor activity. We have been developing and refining our detailed campus safety plan for COVID-19 for months while providing frequent updates to our parents.  
We offer in-person school and the opportunity to use both forms of school if required by the state or if requested due to family quarantine requirements or illness. This flexibility allows for uninterrupted schooling.  
As Head of School, I am very proud of how East Woods faculty and staff implemented virtual teaching and learning since the Spring of 2020. The faculty and I are determined that no student should slip behind academically. They also paid attention to students' social and emotional well-being. Throughout the year, faculty have regular professional development to ensure they have access to best practices and tools for in-person and virtual teaching. The faculty has prepared their curriculum to pivot between in-person and virtual education, just in case. Our goal is always to be "ahead of the curve." Our small size allows us to be highly flexible and to respond quickly to changing situations. As Head of School, my goal is to listen and to be available for questions and ideas. 
I invite you to consider East Woods School as the safe and enlightened choice for educating your child in these uncertain times. Founded in 1946, East Woods School has a long history of preparing graduates for success in challenging secondary schools and beyond. Our students also are actively taught to be caring leaders through our Eighth Grade Leadership Program and through the close guidance of our excellent faculty, who are chosen for their content knowledge, teaching skill, and character attributes. Please e-mail admissions@eastwoods.org if you wish to inquire.
To see what our parents thought of their children's virtual school experience in the Spring of 2020 in their own words, please click here.