In her profile, sixth and seventh grade history teacher Katrina Hallman shares how her professional development experience this summer is impacting her teaching and learning.
Middle school is a time of great change, both physically and emotionally. As middle school educators, we shepherd children through this remarkable time of growth, opportunity, and discovery by honoring each student's curiosity, ingenuity, gifts, industriousness, and spirit. Our goal is not for students to 'win' middle school, but to equip them for a life of meaningful purpose.
- Jonathan Chein, Head of Middle School
ESD's middle school provides students with a supportive environment where they explore and develop their own intellectual, creative, and physical abilities while being a part of a community anchored in honor, respect, and integrity.
As a college preparatory school, our commitment to academic rigor is a given. Our commitment to community, service, and integrity is what makes us ESD. Students are challenged to think independently, embrace their love of learning, and act with moral and social responsibility within a life guided by faith.
In this reflection, Mr. Chein shares examples of how middle schoolers enjoy belonging, collaboration, and self-advocacy through community, self-expression, advisory, and conference days.
ESD hosted the second annual CommUNITY Picnic in conjunction with our Homecoming game celebration this year. Nearly 1,500 Eagles gathered for the inclusive celebration that brings our community together under a global theme.
ESD’s Code of Conduct has a storied history that began in October 1977, when a special chapel service was held to initiate an Honor Code. All students, teachers, and staff sign that they will uphold the values inherent in our community.