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Lower School

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

Admission Deadlines

Early Childhood (Beginner - Kindergarten) application deadline:
December 15, 2023

Grades 1 - 11 application deadline:
January 15, 2024

Admission testing* and records (including teacher recommendation) deadline:
February 3, 2024 (testing must be taken on or before February 3)

Tuition Assistance application deadline:
February 15, 2024

Admission Decision release date:
March 8, 2024

Admission Steps:

Applications and event registration for the 2024-25 school year are now closed. Please reach out if you have any questions or would like to inquire about the possibility of a late application. 

Meet Our Lower School Teachers and Educators

Tracey Shirey

Tracey Shirey

Head of Lower School
Amy Cuccia

Amy Cuccia

Assistant Head of Lower School, Early Childhood Director

The Eagle Experience

Teacher Feature: Wendy Howe

In her profile, PE Department Chair and coach Wendy Howe shares how her Wonder Woman professional development experience this summer is impacting her teaching and learning.

Eagles Sign Code of Conduct, Commit to ESD Community

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.

ESD Outdoor Education Thrives

From our very beginning, ESD has been igniting lives of purpose one excursion at a time. “Outdoor education isn’t just a field trip. It’s an extension of our campus and what we are trying to accomplish as a school."