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East Woods School

East Woods School is a coeducational private traditional school for students in grades Pre-K through 8.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Suburban

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East Woods School is where your child’s potential is only the beginning. Inspiring confidence, excellence, and kindness since 1946.

East Woods School is a friendly community of students, faculty and parents that feels more like one big family rather than just a school. Founded in 1946 by a small group of parents, East Woods is still a community of like-minded families seeking a school that is small by design, and one that promotes excellence in a nurturing environment. At East Woods School, located in Oyster Bay, Long Island, we develop confident, motivated and kind leaders. We believe that your child’s potential is only the beginning. We cultivate confidence through our philosophy that making a mistake presents the best opportunity to learn and grow. Our students are taught to be fearless in the face of failure. They are encouraged to raise their hands, to stand tall, and to ask questions. They understand that their education is a journey, and not simply a number on a test. They are provided with numerous public speaking and performing opportunities, from their years in the Early Childhood Center to the capstone eighth grade year. Excellence is encouraged through consistent exposure to a STEAM-based curriculum, where advanced learning opportunities abound. East Woods students are immersed in science, technology and math, foreign languages, history, literature, athletics and the arts (musical, performing, visual and industrial).The interdisciplinary approach of the school allows for a deeper appreciation and greater recall of these subjects. The interactive and hands-on teaching style of East Woods teachers allows students to be active participants in their own education. The small class sizes allow teachers to get to know and understand students on a personal level. In turn, our teachers support and challenge our students in a way that is most meaningful to each student, individually. In a highly competitive world, our students consistently place into top-tier independent, parochial, and boarding schools, and then again into some of the top colleges and universities around the globe.

Kindness is taught and modeled because we believe every child deserves to learn in an environment that is nurturing and kind. At East Woods, our character education program is focused on the ideal of teaching and sustaining a community of kindness. We prioritize the importance of having respect for self and others, and the responsibility of giving back to local and global communities. An integral component of kindness is making connections with others. Research has proven that student success relies heavily upon the quality of relationships with teachers and peers. Here at East Woods, students clearly value these relationships. The bonds formed between our students lasts a lifetime.

Curriculum

Rooted in a tradition of academic excellence, East Woods promotes and supports a well-rounded education. Through strong academics, and a rigorous course of study, children are taught how to think, not simply what to think. Our students are immersed in science, technology, math, foreign languages, history, literature, athletics and the arts. Our classrooms are rich with student-centered, cross-curricular, inquiry-based problem solving activities designed to allow students the opportunity to explore their own potential and learn and grow in a challenging, yet supportive environment.

At each grade level, East Woods School students are challenged academically and personally to learn and to grow. Our program is designed to teach students the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will best prepare them for success in a global society. We believe students learn best in an environment that challenges them while allowing them to solve problems using the skills they have learned.

The East Woods curriculum provides young learners with a carefully planned sequential and integrated course of study. The Early Childhood curriculum includes learning how to be a positive member of the classroom community, reading and language arts, math, science, social studies, library, physical education, music, and Spanish. The Lower School curriculum includes reading and language arts, math, NGSS science, social studies, technology, library, physical education, art, music, and Spanish (industrial arts and French in 3rd & 4th Grade). The Upper School curriculum includes reading and language arts, math, NGSS science, social studies, Spanish, French (Latin in 7th & 8th Grade), athletics, technology, art, drama, and music. Our nurturing atmosphere and dedicated teachers encourage independence, social and emotional learning, and academic growth while promoting a sense of community. At East Woods School, we believe your child's potential is only the beginning.

Mission Statement

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.

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Finance

Finance

Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.

Admissions

Admissions
Phone
  (516) 922-4400
Email
  admissions@eastwoods.org

Academics

Academics

Academic Calendar: Trimester

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 228
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 39
Kindergarten 19
1 19
2 25
3 23
4 13
5 12
6 23
7 20
8 25
9 10

East Woods School's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing East Woods School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 6 : 1
Gender 45% Male / 55% Female
Dress Code Formal
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 68%
Multi-racial 1%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Black or African American 4%
Asian 4%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Extracurriculars

East Woods School 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 through our philosophy that making a mistake presents the best opportunity to learn and grow. Our students are taught to be fearless in the face of failure. They are encouraged to raise their hands, to stand tall, and to ask questions. Students at East Woods are provided with numerous enriching and educational experiences, from their years in the Early Childhood Center to the capstone Eighth Grade year. They are encouraged to participate in the many opportunities East Woods provides to them: Performing on stage, or building scenery and sets for our many performances. Speaking in front of peers, faculty, and parents on a regular basis. Playing an instrument in on of our bands. Attending Broadway plays, and touring iconic landmarks in and around New York City. Learning to speak a foreign language. Traveling to local and distant locations on day and overnight field trips. Exploring specialized science and technology projects through our Advanced Learning Program. Participating on one of our athletic teams. Joining the Student Council. Giving back to the local and global community through community outreach programs. At East Woods, we believe your child's potential is only the beginning.
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Associations & Memberships

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

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