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.
My idea of school is simple. When we're kind, respectful, and of service to ourselves and others, we're able to create a community that challenges, supports, and encourages young people to discover and reach their potential.
- Matt Peal, Clark Family Head of Upper School
The academic program of the upper school represents a four-year college preparatory curriculum that provides broad training in the liberal arts and sciences and stresses independent thinking, writing, critical reading, discipline, and creativity.
We promote understanding through classroom experiences and real-world applications that involve students in the in-depth discovery and development of their talents, skills, and acquired knowledge. Each student is also assigned a faculty advisor through our advisory program, a cornerstone of an ESD education, who provides guidance, counseling, and support.
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In a special upper school service held on Monday, September 18, 2023, Matthew Peal was commissioned as the Clark Family Head of Upper School.
Malhotra ’24 is one of 50 selected nationwide for their commitment to creating and expanding experiences in computer-related learning, career exploration, and community formation of advocates and allies such as peer mentorship.
Three members of the Class of 2024 have been announced as National Merit Semifinalist, placing them in the company of only 16,000 students recognized of the more than 1.5 million students considered.