Welcome to Eastside Prep!
At Eastside Prep (EPS), we inspire students to create a better world through Critical Thinking, Responsible Action, Compassionate Leadership, and Wise Innovation.
We are excited to share how our mission above is woven into everything we do at EPS, whether you are exploring information on the website or attending an Admissions event.
EPS – An Introduction:
This PDF guide will help you get to know EPS. It includes:
- Fast Facts
- Curriculum Information
- Student Life: Clubs, Sports, Activities
- College Counseling
- Alumni Stories
Virtual Video Tour
Hear how a couple of EPS alumni are living the TALI Mission after EPS.
Max Sheffield, Class of 2014
Cameron Greenberg, Class of 2012
Visit our Alumni News page to hear what other EPS students are up to after graduating.
Frequently Asked Questions
6th Grade – 18 newly enrolling students (36 returning students)
9th Grade – Approximately 35-40 newly enrolling 9th graders and 50 returning students
Students are welcome to apply for 7th, 8th, 10th, and 11th grade, though admission to these grades is based on attrition of currently enrolled students and is uncommon.
- Applications open in Ravenna on September 1, 2022
- Application Deadline is January 12, 2023
- Financial Aid Application Deadline for Existing EPS Families is December 5, 2022
- Financial Aid Application Deadline for Prospective Families is February 2, 2023
- Upper School Decisions communicated on February 24, 2023, at Noon, via Ravenna
- Upper School Family Responses due to EPS on March 3, 2023
- Middle School Decisions communicated on March 17, 2023, at Noon, via Ravenna
- Middle School Family Responses due to EPS on March 24, 2023
Please visit our College Counseling Testing page for more information.
Daily Office Hours are from 3:00-3:30 during which students can connect with teachers for any questions or needs they may have. Afterschool activities typically take place between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.
Afterschool activities typically take place between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.
Eastside Prep offers bus service to several locations around the Puget Sound region. EPS offers three bus routes. Buses arrive to campus at least 15 minutes prior to the start of classes and depart campus 15 minutes after the school day ends.
EPS Carpool Map
All EPS families are included in the Carpool Map for help with coordinating shared rides to and from campus as well as other school activities. Families decide which contact information they wish to share with the community, or they can opt out of participation in the map.
With EPS located across the street from the South Kirkland Park and Ride, some of our students elect to take the King County Metro bus to and from school. More information on potential bus routes can be found on the King County Metro website:
Metro Trip Planner
Please visit the Transportation page for more detailed information.
Additionally, student self-advocacy is encouraged and cultivated, particularly through our Guided Study Hall (GSH) program. GSH meets as frequently as other courses in a schedule (2-3 times per week for 70 minutes) and provides a 4:1 student to faculty environment in which learning strategies and executive functioning skills are cultivated.
- Regular drills for unforeseen incidents help us to ensure that we can always be prepared in any event.
- Safety and security discussions occur in advisory groups; as a preparatory school, we help students to prepare for many potential situations they will encounter in their lives.
- Security personnel coverage both during the school day and after hours helps us to bring specialized support in addition to the vigilance of all school employees.
- Three full-time school counselors help to ensure that experiencing social and emotional safety is an aspect in which all students are supported.
- All employees, as well as substitute teaching staff and volunteers who will not be directly supervised while on campus, have gone through background checks prior to their engagement with our school community.
- Key fob access for entry doors on an auto-locking schedule helps us to reduce risk by limiting entry points to campus buildings.