They say a picture is worth a thousand words, which must mean that actually visiting a place is worth even more. So, rather than just reading about everything that The Elisabeth Morrow School has to offer your rising Preschool – 8th grader, it’s time for you to schedule a visit to the school so you can experience their warm, nurturing and diverse community for yourself.
The Elisabeth Morrow School, located on 14 acres of certified wildlife habitat in Englewood, New Jersey, goes above and beyond to make everyone in their community feel welcomed and appreciated. Guided by the 4 Cs (courtesy, consideration, cooperation, and compassion), the faculty, staff, students, and families of EMS work hard to cultivate good character, an authentically global perspective, and an environment that nurtures each child’s unique spark and innate creativity. At EMS, the values taught at home are reinforced at school and they focus on developing each child socially, emotionally and cognitively.
The foundation of an EMS education is a personalized approach to learning that incorporates a student’s individual readiness, learning profile, and interests as it encourages students to think deeply and critically within an academically challenging curriculum. Elisabeth Morrow teachers are compassionate, driven and caring. EMS graduates tell us that they didn’t realize how special The Elisabeth Morrow School was until they experienced learning in other settings. The feedback from former students and secondary school admissions offices is that EMS students are well-prepared for the demands of the selective college prep schools they attend after EMS graduation.
The Elisabeth Morrow School invites you to visit and experience the difference for yourself. They are hosting a range of activities for prospective families through the fall:
First up, on Friday, September 30th at 8:30 a.m., join EMS for “Music as a Second Language: Unlocking Your Child’s Academic Potential,” a discussion with Ms. Amelia Gold, Associate Head of School and Director of the Arts, about the benefits of early instrumental instruction in building a strong foundation for your child’s future academic success. A campus tour will follow.
On Wonderful Wednesdays, our virtual event series, children (ages 2-6) and their caregivers are invited to join EMS faculty members for an online program of singing, dancing, creative activities, listening, and learning. Dates for these events are Wednesday, October 12th, Wednesday, November 2nd or Wednesday, December 7th from 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 15th, visit the campus and hear from admissions representatives, school leadership, and current students at their Open House, then stay for the EMS fall festival, an annual school tradition planned by the Parents’ Association. Children are welcome to attend.
The Open House is from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. immediately followed by the fall festival.
This Open House will be repeated on Sunday, November 6th from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. with the annual EMS Book Fair and Storytelling Festival following. This annual tradition, planned by the Parents’ Association, is fun for the whole family – children are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Prospective middle school students (grades 4-7) are invited to attend “Designing with STE(A)M”, on Friday, November 11th from 3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Students will learn more about the EMS STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) curriculum by participating in a faculty-led project in a hands-on studio environment.
Parents and caregivers can connect through a virtual Parent Panel on Thursday, November 17th from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Current parents and caregivers will be online to meet with prospective parents and caregivers, answer questions, and share their experiences at The Elisabeth Morrow School.
For more information, or to register for events, please visit the website.