Welcome to Eastside Prep!
Eastside Prep promotes critical thinking, integration of disciplines, hands-on education, and an ethic of innovation. We offer a challenging and supportive program for students in grades five through twelve, founded on the belief that a good education is dynamic and rooted in relationship. EPS students design projects, support their ideas with evidence, analyze their results, and consider multiple perspectives. They learn to think outside of their comfort zones, take risks, and build community–on stage, on the playing field, and in the classroom. Our graduates move into the world prepared to lead with compassion in a wide array of fields, disciplines, and geographies.
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
Frequently Asked Questions
Grade 6 – 18 newly enrolling students (36 returning students)
Grade 9 – Approximately 30 newly enrolling students (50 returning students)
Students are welcome to apply for grades 7, 8, 10, and 11, though admission to these grades is based on attrition of currently enrolled students and is uncommon.
- Applications open in Ravenna on September 1, 2021
- Application Deadline is January 13, 2022
- Financial Aid Application Deadline for Existing EPS Families is December 6, 2021
- Financial Aid Application Deadline for Prospective Families is February 3, 2022
- Upper School Decisions Communicated on February 25, 2022 via Ravenna
- Upper School Family Responses due to EPS on March 4, 2022
- Middle School Decisions Communicated on March 18, 2022 via Ravenna
- Middle School Family Responses due to EPS on March 25, 2022
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 85 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.
- Two 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.