Welcome from the Head of School

Welcome to Eastside Prep! The 2021-2022 school 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 500 students and over 100 employees in a fairly short period of time.

As we anticipate this, our nineteenth academic year, we have much to look forward to. Our Middle School remodel is well under way and soon our students and faculty will be occupying the halls of a space that will offer the social and academic possibilities present in our other buildings.

And we’re in the midst of planning events and experiences to mark the school’s twentieth anniversary.  We’ll share more with the community as plans solidify and will be inviting current families and students, alumni and their families, and current and former employees to become involved.

Although we’ve experienced tremendous change in the past eighteen 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 – give us a call. 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. And we believe that an independent school education is a partnership between families, students, and the school.  We invite you to investigate further; EPS just might be the right place for your family.

Terry Macaluso, PhD
Head of School