ESA graduates students who believe in creativity and in taking risks, and have the resilience to learn from their mistakes.
Each year in Physical Science, freshmen are challenged to craft a boat designed to carry one passenger through a course at nearby Spanish Lake. Their supplies: cardboard, silicone sealant, duct tape, plastic ties, and paint.Read more about the project here. Video by Riley Hulin, '20
ESA's visual and performing arts are led by working artists who imagine, create, present, and perform alongside their students in musical theatre, music performance, ceramics, photography, painting, glass bead-making, mixed media, and video production. Read more. Video by Kyla Greenstein, '21
ESA graduates students who believe they can learn anything, and have the curiosity and resourcefulness to make it happen.
At ESA Lower School, students begin their journey toward independence. Lower School teachers identify children's talents and interests, and through them encourage students to explore and learn. Learn more about ESA Lower School (PK3-5th).Video by Isabelle Berthelot, '20
ESA in the USA is just one of the ways ESA students explore the world beyond our campuses. Beginning in fifth grade with the year-end trip to the Teton Science Schools in Wyoming, students and teachers travel around the country and the world for immersive experiences. Read more. Video by Sue Person, '21
ESA graduates students who believe they can change the world, and who work hard to turn knowledge into action in their communities and beyond.
Curious and compassionate first graders turned a social studies lesson into a months-long service project and learning adventure that captured the attention of local media. Video by Lily Wu-Laudun, '22
ESA Abroad has taken students to Florence, Paris, Berlin, London, and the Galapagos Islands, where they assisted researchers in restoring habitat, eradicating invasive species, and monitoring the islands’ famous giant tortoises. Read more about ESA Abroad. Video by Katie Osborne, '19
ESA graduates students who believe in individuality, as well as in the power of communities built on respect, empathy and trust.
Lessons and Carols is our yearly Christmas tradition. In Cade, we meet for chapel three days a week, and in Lafayette we come together every day. ESA welcomes families of all faiths and encourages students to strengthen their own spirituality. Read more about ESA's spiritual life and honor code.
ESA's participatory sports program - no tryouts, no cuts - gives every student the chance to be a part of a team and to learn sportsmanship, collaboration, and trust. With 87 state championships since 1979, we think it's a successful formula! Read more about ESA Athletics. Video by Will Bako, '20