Welcome from the Head of School

Welcome to Eastside Prep! The 2019-2020 school year – our seventeenth academic year – is bound to be filled with exciting events and learning opportunities. That’s par for the course at EPS – we’ve grown from sixteen students and six employees to over 480 students and over 100 employees in just over a decade.

Although we’ve experienced tremendous change in the past seventeen years, some things will remain constant. Our commitment to helping students create their own learning experiences is chief among our objectives. Eastside Prep is a place where you can become the best you there is. We admit interesting people who want to try new things. Our community is kind and supportive, so we look for students who value that type of community. We don’t have a recipe for the “right EPS student;” but we do have an expectation that each student will find a place, feel a connection, and experience the kind of learning that inspires innovative thinking. Our mission says it all – We inspire students to create a better world through Critical Thinking, Responsible Action, Compassionate Leadership, and Wise Innovation.

This is an authentic learning community. We use tools of all kinds to extend our reach into the world. We also rely on one another to sustain our culture of respect for learning, for self, and for others.

Enjoy your on-line tour of Eastside Prep, and if you find yourself wanting to know more about us – come and visit. We are eager to welcome into the community students and families who think, as we do, that learning happens when challenging opportunities are undertaken among engaged and supportive faculty and peers. We invite you to investigate further; EPS just might be the right place for you.

Terry Macaluso, PhD
Head of School