Frequently Asked Questions
We will be accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year starting September 1st. Here are the important dates to know:
- September 1, 2016: Applications become available online
- December 8, 2016: Early Application Deadline
- January 12, 2017: Regular Application Deadline
- February 9, 2017: Financial Aid Application Deadline
- February 24, 2017: Upper School decisions communicate
- March 7, 2017: Upper School Accepted Family Response Deadline
- March 17, 2017: Middle School decisions communicated
- March 28, 2017: Middle School Accepted Family Response Deadline
- April – September: Rolling applications considered if space is available
We want all of our students to find their edge. And we want to challenge them to push that edge further. What that looks like depends on the student. For some it’s pre-calculus as a ninth grader, others it’s a one-on-one conversation with a teacher going through a paper analyzing their written voice. Maybe it’s participating on our afterschool Fusor Team that incorporates math, physics, and project management to successfully make a nuclear fusion reaction happen (yes, this is safe!). For another student it may be finally auditioning for the lead role in a play, or trying Ultimate for the first time, or designing an Independent Study around web design. Finding your edge takes courage and hard work. It also takes a faculty who is willing to support and challenge students in whatever way it makes sense for each student. That ability for real challenge and genuine relationship is why teachers choose to work at Eastside Prep.
This does not mean we make everything easy. It’s not easy. We wouldn’t be preparing our students for what lies ahead if we didn’t encourage them to risk, and learn when they falter. We get to know each student well enough to know how to best support their efforts here – whether it’s a nudge to take that extra class, an individual check-in meeting, our Learning Support Program, a hard conversation about accountability, or simply words of encouragement. Our goal is to help them become the best version of themselves.
Our college counseling program is individualized, so each student receives tailored advice on how to search for colleges and what schools might be a good fit for them. Every EPS student is assigned a College Process Coach and an additional Writing Coach to help them and their families navigate their junior and senior year. Additional college counseling guidance will occur in the freshman and sophomore years.
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