Welcome from the Head of School

Welcome to Eastside Prep! The 2022-2023 school year is bound to be filled with exciting events and learning opportunities. That’s true every year, but this year is our twentieth anniversary—a true milestone!

Although we’ve experienced tremendous change in the past nineteen 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.

The past nineteen years have been filled with growth. We’ll have more than 500 students and 100 employees on our campus this year and we just completed our latest remodel effort—our brand-new Middle School. There is much to look forward to, even as we reflect on the past twenty years. The coming year will be filled with events for all—new and returning families, alumni, alumni parents, as well as prospective families. Whatever your connection to EPS and our campus, I hope to see you soon.

Terry Macaluso, PhD
Head of School