East Woods School

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East Woods School
Established 1946
Type Private Independent Co-Ed
Headmaster Mathew Bradley
Students 212 (2013-2014)
Grades Pre-Nursery – 8th grade
Location Oyster Bay, New York, USA
Campus Suburban
Colors Green and White            
Nickname Spartans
Mascot Spartans
Yearbook 'Echo'
Website www.eastwoods.org

East Woods School (EWS) is a relatively small private school in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York. The school serves students from many local communities, including Oyster Bay, East Norwich, Centerport, Cold Spring Harbor, Locust Valley, Huntington, Glen Cove, Syosset and Muttontown.

Headmaster[edit]

The Head of School (Sept. 2013-present) is Mr. Matthew Bradley. [1]

About The East Woods School[edit]

East Woods School is an independent, non-sectarian, coeducational day school for students in Nursery through Eighth Grade.[2] The school is located on 31 Yellow Coate Road, Oyster Bay, NY 11771.[3]

A group of concerned parents founded the school in 1946 to provide children with an education combining exemplary academics and character development. The school was originally a mansion, and it still resembles one today. The 45-acre (180,000 m2) campus includes a 20,000 volume library, 2 computer labs, two art studios, two gyms, two music rooms, a science lab, a headmaster's house, four playing fields and an outdoor swimming pool. The school has three divisions, two of which are all connected in the same building. The Early Childhood Center (ECC) includes Pre-nursery, Nursery, and Pre-K classrooms, and is in the same building as the lower school classrooms (grades K-4). The upper school (grades 5-8) has a separate academic building. The school year is packed with frequent assemblies that include visits by famous and important people and speakers, along with groups that perform shows for the students.

Average student to teacher ratios: Pre-Nursery: 4 to 1; Nursery - K: 8 to 1; Grades 1-8: 12 to 1 [4][5]

Academics[edit]

Languages Offered: French, Spanish, Latin[6]

Admissions[edit]

The school requires a tuition ($4,800-$25,100) depending on grade, though financial aid of up to 60% of tuition is available for those who require it.[7] Most students are given an admission exam to determine level. East Woods School does not discriminate against anyone by race, religion, or ethnicity.

Athletics[edit]

The Athletic Director is Richard Hill.[8] Like most private schools in the area, starting in 4th grade, EWS requires each student to participate in interscholastic sports for an hour after school Monday-Thursday instead of being required to take a Physical Education class during school hours.[9] Students have half days every Friday. All students choose between soccer and cross-country running in the Fall, choose between basketball, fitness and ice hockey at a nearby rink in the Winter, and choose between Baseball/Softball and Lacrosse in the Spring.[10]

Library[edit]

The Rousmaniere Library is the center of many academic, curricular and community-related activities for East Woods School. The facility contains approximately 20,000 volumes, including an extensive reference collection, which is supplemented with online databases. Eight networked computers and a rear-projection SmartBoard provide an interactive learning environment. From the Early Childhood Program visiting for weekly story time to the ninth graders researching their independent study projects, the library is an integral part of an East Woods education.

Discovery Summer Program[edit]

Discovery is a six-week summer program held on the East Woods School campus and offered to boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 12 years. The program is divided into four groups based on age and interests. Some available activities include sports and outdoor games, arts and crafts, jewelry-making, computer games, cooking, dance, theater, and chess[11] The Discovery summer program is famous for their two huge slip-and-slides that run down a hill in the back of the school. Every child age five and up receives swimming instruction from certified lifeguards.

Notable Students and Alumni[edit]

Pax, Zahara, and Shiloh Jolie-Pitt — Children of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt; attended in 2009 while Jolie was filming Salt[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Laserson, Amanda (15 November 2012). "East Woods Appoints Next Head of School". Huntington Patch. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "East Woods Welcomes New Athletic Director". Oyster Bay Enterprise Pilot. 17 October 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Laserson, Amanda (15 November 2012). "East Woods Appoints Next Head of School". Huntington Patch. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "East Woods At A Glance". East Woods School. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "FAQ's". East Woods School. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "East Woods At A Glance". East Woods School. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Tuition and Tuition Assistance". East Woods School. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "East Woods Welcomes New Athletic Director". Oyster Bay Enterprise Pilot. 17 October 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "East Woods At A Glance". East Woods School. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "East Woods At A Glance". East Woods School. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "Discovery Camp at East Woods School". Parent Guide News. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  12. ^ "Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Sightings on Long Island". Crushable. Retrieved 5 August 2014.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)

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