EPDS is a wonderful little school that is affordable for our family. Our daughter has a student since pre-K and is now in 6th grade. We feel so fortunate to have a school where she has bulit self-confidence and been able to remain a kid; it's a safe, nurturing environment that allows kids to use their
... Read more imagination. Teacher's work together for an integrated thematic curriculum, which pulls everything together for the kids and helps keep it more interesting. But my favorite element is the age ranges and small classes - that combination makes for an environment where the older kids nurture the younger ones, providing for great growth for all. They learn to accept each other, and help each other. And as working parents with no local family, the small school environment works great for us - we all help each other out. EPDS has not only provided our daughter a great education in a warm and nurturing environment, but it's also an extended family for all of us. Read less
Posted by a parent on 12/01/13
Of all the things parents do for their chiildren, sending my kids to this school has been my greatest gift. My 3 children have been at EPDS since PreK or K and now two are in highschool. They are academically strong, socially responsible and empathic. They learned to work collaboratively and through
... Read more challenges and have grown into live long learners. The small class size and community environment has helped them develop their own individuality and be comfortable with who they are, strengths and weaknesses. And all of this at a much more affordable tuition than almost any other independent private school. Thank you EPDS teachers and staff for helping my kids grow into nice teens. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/04/13
My son has been at EPDS for 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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Posted by a parent on 04/03/13
My daughter loves Eastern Point Day School! So do her parents. She is currently engaging in the kindergarten class and enrolled to continue into the first grade next Fall. This school provides a safe, quality education with magnificent and caring instructors. It is difficult to imagine a better learning
... Read more community. The head master and teachers truly love the students, and are wonderfully creative and inspiring. They challenge the students to excel and to collaborate with one another in the learning process. The parents are greatly involved with the school and all clearly appreciate the opportunity to advance their children's learning experience in this highest quality learning space. The school's motto is apt: Inspire, Challenge, Educate. All those goals are accomplished and exceeded at Eastern Point Day School. Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/11/13
My children love this school. They are excited about learning and love their teachers. The staff is so dedicated and care for the children both emotionally and intellectually. The small class sizes allow for real creativity in learning and teachers can teach to each child's strengths. This is a very
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Posted by a parent on 03/08/13
I just love my sons school. This is just what i was looking for!! I love that the teachers do not have the added stress of teaching to a test.They are truely able to give my child a complete education. Plus they are always going on field experiences. He is learning how to become a sucessful adult in
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Posted by a parent on 02/06/13
Recently visited the k/1 class with my daughter. Hardly any focus on learning, poor presentation dated materials and classroom
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Posted by a other on 05/01/11
This is the type of school and education that people think doesn't exist anymore and long for it. A community of families and and staff committed to the success of each student and the school and dedicated to keeping tuition at an affordable level for a broad base of families. The school is house in
... Read more a beautiful early 20th century home majestically situation overlooking Gloucester Harbor onto Boston. The class sizes are small, teachers excellent and devoted, and the curriculum strong and dynamic utilizing a vast amount of local resources. I can't say enough about what a special educational opportunity this is for a child and family. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/01/09
St Mels Day School (now called Eastern Point Day School) could not be better for our 5 year old daughter. While she enters kindergarten this fall she has been enrolled in the Pre-K I and Pre-K II programs (which run from 8:30 to 12) and in the two after school programs Lunch Bunch (12-2) and Extended
... Read more Day (2-5). It seems nearly each week the teachers have a field trip planned or other activity outside the class room that complements the learning process and makes the day fun. The parents are very involved with the school and this creates a wonderful, caring, committed and safe school environment. The after school programs offer music, language, art and other activities to keep students engaged, learning and happy. Tuition is very reasonable and you truly feel 'part' of your childs learning process. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/15/07
All three of my children attend Eastern Point Day School and have been from Pre K on. The experience has been rewarding and successful not only for my children, but also my family in general. Our children are in a safe, nurturing environment where academic excellence is the focus and expiditionary
... Read more learning and enrichment programs are integrated into every day life at the school. What a special and wonderful commmunity of families! Read less
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Gloucester schools — Eastern Point Day School is located at 8 Farrington Ave, Gloucester MA 01930. 8 Farrington Ave is in the 01930 ZIP code in Gloucester, MA Eastern Point Day School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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