East Woods School

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East Woods School
Oyster Bay Cove, New York
United States
Type Private Independent Co-Ed
Established 1946
Headmaster Mathew Bradley
Grades Pre-nursery – 8th grade
Enrollment 212 (2013-2014)
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Green and white          
Mascot Spartans
Nickname Spartans
Yearbook Echo

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


The current Head of School (since September 2013) is Matthew Bradley.[1]

School info[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 Cote Road, Oyster Bay Cove, New York, 11771-4109.[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, two 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]


Languages offered by the school include French, Spanish and Latin.[6]


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


The Athletic Director is Kate Bedard. 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.[8] Students have half days every Friday. The students' choices are between soccer and cross-country running in the fall, basketball, fitness and ice hockey at a nearby rink in the winter, and baseball / softball and lacrosse in the spring.[9]


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. The library includes an area with networked computers and a SmartBoard to provide an interactive learning environment. The library hosts both the Early Childhood Program and space for students to conduct research for their independent study projects.

Discovery summer program[edit]

Discovery is a six-week summer program held on the East Woods School campus, 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. Activities include sports and outdoor games, arts and crafts, jewelry-making, computer games, cooking, dance, theater, and chess.[10] The Discovery summer program is well known in the area for its 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]


  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 At A Glance". East Woods School. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "East Woods At A Glance". East Woods School. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "Discovery Camp at East Woods School". Parent Guide News. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  11. ^ Oslo, Sherry. "Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Sightings on Long Island". www.crushable.com. Defy Media, LLC. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 

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Coordinates: 40°51′17″N 73°30′6″W / 40.85472°N 73.50167°W / 40.85472; -73.50167