Eastern Point Day School

  • Eastern Point Day School, a growing independent non-profit school, provides an affordable and exceptional education for grades Pre-K through 8th in Gloucester, MA. We offer a nurturing environment where children excel academically, grow emotionally with confidence, and develop social responsibility.
  • Our hands-on experiential learning, small class size and deep respect for a child's individuality enable us to inspire, challenge & educate. Call 978-283-1700 for more information or visit http://www.easternpointdayschool.org.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences

Student Body

Total Students39 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
1%
State avg.: 23%
Students by GradeEastern Point Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
99%
Average Class Size10 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(uniforms: polo shirts and khaki pants)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,500
Tuition Notesscholarships and financial aid available
Average Financial Aid Grant$4,000
Acceptance Rate
100%
National avg.: 85%

Sports

Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBasketball, Cycling, Dance, Diving, Gymnastics, Nordic Skiing, Snowboarding, Swimming, VolleyballBasketballCycling,
DanceDiving,
GymnasticsNordic Skiing,
SnowboardingSwimming,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.cooking, gardening, music, yearbook club cooking, gardening, music, yearbook club,

School Notes

The Eastern Point experience includes:

  • Academic excellence
  • Curriculum based on successful practices and the latest research
  • Thematic teaching and learning with emphasis on curriculum integration
  • Multi-age classrooms and flexible grouping Individualized instruction
  • Creative thinking, problem solving, and teamwork
  • Small class sizes
  • A kind and caring environment where all people treat each other with dignity and respect
  • Off-site experiential learning and community partnerships
  • Enrichment programs including Art, Creative Movement, Drama, Music, Physical Education, and Spanish Extended Day activity-based programs until 5:00 p.m.
  • Curriculum and enrichment programs for home school families
  • Reasonable tuition with sibling discounts, financial aid, and scholarship programs

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  • Gloucester
    Grades: PK-8 | 40 students
    2.8 miles
    384 Washington St
    Gloucester, MA 01930
    (978)283-8856
    2.8PK-8
    40
  • Gloucester
    Annisquam Kindergarten Inc
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 40 students
    5.6 miles
    1123 Washington Street
    Gloucester, MA 01930
    (978)283-2814
    5.6NS-PK
    40
  • Manchester
    Tara Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-KG | 22 students
    6 miles
    62 School St
    Manchester, MA 01944
    (978)526-8487
    6PK-KG
    22
  • Manchester
    Grades: PK-8 | 374 students
    7.4 miles
    One Brookwood Road
    Manchester, MA 01944
    (978)526-4500
    7.4PK-8
    374
  • Manchester
    Landmark Elementary•Middle School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 2-8 | 165 students
    7.4 miles
    167 Bridge Street
    Manchester, MA 01944
    (978)236-3100
    7.42-8
    165

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
5  5/17/2016
My son has been enrolled in the Pre-K program for 2 years now, and he is making great strides. He thinks of his school as more of a home away from home, he looks forward to going each morning and doesn't want to leave at the end of the day. I couldn't be happier with our little school on the hill!
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5  5/17/2016
When we did the preschool search after relocating to the Gloucester area, EPDS was the most responsive of everyone we called. We have loved our year so far in the EPDS community. The preschool classroom is a creative, exciting, nurturing place to be! Please don't let the name fool you into thinking it's expensive, either--it is comparable to other area preschools if not more affordable.
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5  7/24/2015
This school is just what i was looking for! They truely teach the whole child. When you dont add the pressure of teaching to a test, the teachers can really focus on a complete education. Love his little school!
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5  4/4/2013
My son has been at EPDS for nearly 2 years. The impact on him academically and as a citizen has truly been profound. It is a wonderful, rich, nurturing environment that forms and directs young minds down the right path. At 7, the work he brings home is amazing and encourages critical thinking. Really Great
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5  3/11/2013
This school is a real gem. The teachers are creative and care very much about the children. The small class sizes allow for individualized attention and make learning fun. My kids are excited to go to school and feel that they are part of a special community of learning!
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