East Woods School

31 Yellow Cote Rd
Oyster Bay, NY 11771-0117
     Tel: (516)922-4400
Grades: NS - 8 | 211 students
East Woods School supports and invests in each student.  It partners with parents to open up doors for children.  It is a small school -- by design. 

The low student-to-teacher ratio allows for individualized attention and differentiated instruction.  This size allows each student to have the opportunity to lead, to contribute, and to “stand out.”   

The school does not follow the Core Curriculum, nor does it “teach to the test.”  East Woods teaches children how to think versus simply what to think.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 8
Year Founded 1946

Student Body

Total Students 211 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 10%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade East Woods School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 74%
Average Class Size 12 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid 30%
Admissions Director Amanda Laserson


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, SoftballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryIce Hockey,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Acting, Advanced Learning Program, Ballet, Chess, Fine Arts, First Lego League Clubs, Homework Helpers, Industrial Arts, Jazz, Musical Theater, Science Adventures, Soccer, String Instruments, Tap, Yoga Acting, Ballet, Chess, Fine Arts, Jazz, Soccer, Tap, Yoga, Advanced Learning Program,
First Lego League Clubs,
Homework Helpers,
Industrial Arts,
Musical Theater,
Science Adventures,
String Instruments,

School Notes:

East Woods is an exceptional, warm school that supports and invests in each student on his or her journey toward adulthood.  It is a thoughtful school, open to possibilities beyond the curriculum.  It partners with parents to open up doors for children as they explore their widening world.  We are an academic playground, where the adults lead with joy and humor…and high academic expectations.   We are a small school -- by design.  Our low student-to-teacher ratio allows for individualized attention and differentiated instruction.  Our size allows each student to have the opportunity to lead, to contribute, and to “stand out” in one way or another.  We have a clear understanding of who we are and our teachers truly understand who your child is…and could become.  We find joy in all of it. Our Nursery program is a wonderful combination of free-play, exploration and academics.  Whether during morning “discovery time” or while sitting in a circle reading a book by the Author of the Month, whether out on the playground with the class, or during their one-on-one time with each individual child, our nurturing and enthusiastic teachers bring out the best in our students. We do not follow the Core Curriculum, nor do we “teach to the test.”  We do encourage excellence in a family-centered, values-based community that treasures personal responsibility and respect for others.  We have a keen appreciation of the many ways in which individual students perform and grow – academically, artistically, socially, morally and civically.  We value and celebrate individual differences in our students and promote development of the individual as a whole person.  East Woods teaches children how to think versus simply what to think.  We are a place where leaders begin to lead. EWS children come to love education as an intellectual pursuit rather than simply to advance to the next grade.  They exhibit a confidence in social settings that you simply do not see in most children coming through the public school system.  They are prepared to function and excel in the world, not simply on a standardized test. 

Profile last updated: 05/20/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is St. Dominic High School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Dominic Elementary School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Dominic Elementary School (1.9 miles away)
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    Oyster BayNY 11771
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