Eastside Preparatory School

  • Eastside Prep promotes critical thinking, integration of disciplines, hands-on education,and an ethic of innovation.
  • We offer a challenging academic program for students in grades 5-12, and are founded on the belief that a good education is dynamic and rooted in relationship.
  • Resources are used to recruit educators who understand how learning has changed, and who commit themselves to the use of contemporary teaching and technology tools.
  • EPS students will be asked to design projects, defend theses, analyze results, and synthesize perspectives.
  • They will learn to think outside of their comfort zone, take risks, and build community on stage, on the playing field, and in the classroom.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Grades OfferedGrades 5-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedLearning Support Program within standard track.
Year Founded2002

Student Body

Total Students457 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
45%
State avg.: 23%
Students by GradeEastside Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
89%
Average Class Size16 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 6 / Jan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost$33,500
% on Financial Aid
8%
Average Financial Aid Grant$7,000
Acceptance Rate
41%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorCheryl Miller
Admissions AssociateKatie Nikkel

Sports

Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBasketball, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Snowboarding, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketballClimbing,
CrewCross Country,
SnowboardingSoccer,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.24 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Newspaper Club, Rock and Roll Club, Rock Climbing Club, Student Government

Club or Organization:
Book Club, Chess Team, Debate Team, Environmental Club, Fantasy Football Club, First Lego League Robotics, Math Team, Middle School Activities Council, Outdoor Club, Peer Mentoring, SE Technical Crew, Service Club, Spanish Conversation Table, Spoken Word Poetry Club, Student Ambassadors, The Yellow Yarn Project, US FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Team

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Film Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Ski Bus

School Notes

  • Strong academic foundation: We provide a strong academic foundation that will allow students to succeed at the most rigorous colleges. We balance humanities, sciences, mathematics, and foreign language study. We offer performing and fine arts and PE.
  • Unique Focus on Thinking: We teach our students how to think. We encourage them to ask questions, analyze information, and solve problems. We provide students with the "thinking tools" of the academic disciplines. They learn to ask, "How would a scientist approach this How would a mathematician A historian " They discover why each academic discipline poses the questions it does and when one approach is more useful than another. In this way, students develop effective strategies for any new situation.
  • Integrated and Interdisciplinary: Our program is integrated because the world is. Students combine what they know and apply it in new ways and contexts. A central theme for each year provides unifying organization and allows the teaching team to create interdisciplinary studies.
  • Strong Technology: We take advantage of our local high-tech culture to provide students great opportunities to learn and use advanced technologies. All Upper School students own Tablets PCs and use them in the classroom.
  • Multiple Perspectives Are Key: Students learn that everything can be approached from multiple perspectives, whether those of the academic disciplines or those of people with diverse cultures and background.
  • Making a Contribution: One of our goals is to prepare students to be ethical citizens through service learning. In upper school, students participate in Impact Projects based around the yearly theme. These projects are designed to empower students, encourage self-reliance, teach them to make responsible choices, and to explore new areas. EPIC, the Eastside Prep Urban Sustainability Project and Living Gallery will open in the fall of 2007.
  • Yearly themes: 6th: What is the World Made of 7th: Where do we come from 8th: What does it mean to be human 9th: The Global Society 10th: The Good Society 11th: The Artistic Society 12th: The Real World
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    7 miles
    20301 NE 108th Street
    Redmond, WA 98053
    (425)868-1000
    7 5-12
    527
  • Seattle
    Grades: 6-12 | 510 students
    6.3 miles
    1415 Summit Ave
    Seattle, WA 98122
    (206)682-7309
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    510
  • Bellevue
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    0.8 miles
    2800 Northup Way, Suite 120
    Bellevue, WA 98004
    (425)885-6296
    0.8 1-12
    78
  • Sammamish
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    Grades: 6-12 | 827 students
    8 miles
    232 228th Avenue SE
    Sammamish, WA 98074
    (425)295-3000
    8 6-12
    827
  • Seattle
    Grades: K-12 | 661 students
    4.5 miles
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    Seattle, WA 98112
    (206)322-7978
    4.5 K-12
    661

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