ECDS is a small private co-ed school for grades Pre-K - 12. We cultivate a supportive, caring environment that fosters social and emotional growth along with academic dexterity in order to prepare our students for success in a complex world. Our classes are vertically integrated, allowing students to progress based on individual academic strength and growth rather than age. An ECDS education involves small classes, individual attention, and formal programs that encourage healthy relationships and high level skill development. Our goal is to help our student’s blossom into emotionally secure, socially capable, and academically skilled young adults.
Easton Country Day was founded by educators who wanted the best possible academic and social foundation for their own children, in a learning environment where the values taught at home were echoed and strengthened. We seek to enable students to develop their full potential; academically, morally, creatively and physically, in an environment that fosters respect and loving kindness. Our aim is to promote excellence in individual academic achievement in the context of the school motto "Responsibility, Integrity, Community - Praxis.” ECDS works to cultivate mutual respect, kindness, and civic responsibility in a multicultural environment. We encourage the development of competent, caring, and responsible human beings.
We seek to raise our children in an atmosphere of love and safety, where exploration is encouraged, and kindness is required. Children benefit from our vertical integration of studies, often going to other classrooms to take the level of instruction that they are ready for, regardless of their age. Small classes and a low student/teacher ratio allow each child plenty of individual attention. Highly qualified, talented teachers encourage students to progress at their own pace, with individualized lessons and many hands-on projects. We offer gifted programming for elementary children, whereby those who are capable can proceed at their own pace through math, English or science, even taking high school courses in elementary school.
ECDS now has a small high school, highly academic but cozy, where small groups do high school in a personal and very different way, where individuality is honored and personal respect for and between students is the norm. We encourage high schoolers to plan their own curriculum, based on their own needs and interests. Come and see if this is for you!
ECDS maintains an active partnership with our family of parents. We work with the parents in setting and maintaining standards of conduct and attitude that reflect individual beliefs in a socially responsible manner. We have a non-sectarian spiritual environment where parents and children honor their own beliefs, and value and respect those of others. Easton Country Day works to build a multicultural community by attracting children with talents capable of meeting the challenges inherent in our rigorous educational environment.
Students are encouraged to participate in the Johns Hopkins University Talent Search, and many win acclaim in that highly regarded academic examination. Our graduates go on to attend and excel at well known high schools such as Hopkins, Greens Farms Academy, King School, Taft, Fairfield Prep, and many more. Those who choose to return to the public system are virtually all placed in honors and advanced classes.
At Easton Country Day School, we celebrate our differences and encourage each child to strive for personal excellence in an atmosphere of love and safety.
For more information, call 203-268-5530 or go online to EastonCountryDay.org.