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Together, We Will.

Together, We Will Reach Our Goals.

Endowment

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SUSTAIN OUR GREATEST ASSETS THROUGH AN INCREASED ENDOWMENT

ESD is on a remarkable trajectory. As we continue to establish our strong position among older peer schools, now is the time to build an endowment that reflects this position and ensures critical long-term support for our students, faculty, and programs. It is our responsibility to provide the financial stewardship needed to secure the Hallmarks of an ESD Education, and establish our legacy among the nation’s finest independent schools.

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Lower School

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UNITE OUR COMMUNITY ON ONE CAMPUS AND BUILD A LOWER SCHOOL ON MERRELL ROAD

We have listened to our community, and what we’ve heard is clear: bringing the Lower School to our Merrell Road campus deserves our immediate and full attention. Our new Lower School will provide our youngest students and their teachers with innovative learning spaces and countless avenues for collaboration and shared resources. It will stand as a giant first step in fulfilling our shared vision for the School’s future.

Explore our innovative new Lower School floor plans.

18-19 The ESD Fund

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IGNITE LIVES OF PURPOSE THROUGH THE 2018-19 ANNUAL FUND

The ESD Fund ensures the best possible educational experience today. Through the resources provided, it ensures that ESD can fulfill its Mission to prepare young people for lives of intellectual discovery, integrity, and purpose.

Please click here to make a gift to The ESD Fund.

This Is Our Defining Moment.

Together, We Will Impact Today and Tomorrow.

Stories of Impact and Gratitude

Even a Lot of Rain Couldn't Dampen Spirits Friday Night

Many thanks to the many Lower School community members who came out to sign an actual beam for the new Lower School.

The evening began in Jones Family Stadium cheering on varsity field hockey and continued to outside the construction site where families, teachers, and Eagles made their mark on a specially painted beam. Families and teachers enjoyed dinner in the Pavilion made possible by the Dads’ Partnership and gained a bird’s-eye view of the construction site from the third floor of the Stephen B. Swann Athletic and Wellness Center. Varsity volleyball and varsity football were also in action, and the enthusiasm of our littlest eagles and their families undoubtedly helped lift the teams to victory.

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Behind the Scenes: Critical FF&E Work Underway

While very visible activity continues, a great deal of behind the scenes work is taking place. What is termed "FF&E" is a significant portion of this work - Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment. Not only do I see the acronym FF&E in almost every waking hour, I see it while I sleep! It is only a mild exaggeration to say this topic is dominating my every thought these days.

New buildings are fabulous, no doubt about it. The "newness," sparkling interiors, and impressive exterior, provides a point of pride and energy boost for all who are associated with it. An empty new building would not have much of an impact. Undeniably, it's the people - students and teachers - who make a new school building come to life, but the important role furniture, fixtures, and equipment play cannot be underestimated.

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New Lower School Tree Sculpture Designed In-House

This unique tree is designed to “anchor the early childhood neighborhood,” Ruth Burke said. “The tree will not only provide quiet spaces for learning and conversation, but also active possibilities for young children to strengthen their gross motor skills as they play, climb, and explore.”

Dane Larsen has completed an initial sketch of the sculpture and plans to begin installation on May 15, beginning what he knows will be a “huge project.” He also plans to involve his AP Sculpture students after they have submitted their final portfolios. With their help, the sculpture will be finished by the time the Lower School opens and promises to be a key feature in our students’ learning experience.

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Question of the Month: Why is there a circle in the foundation that's not level with the rest?

The question I received most often in the last few weeks came from students, faculty, and parents who ventured to the viewing area on the track level of the competition gym. After the entire foundation was poured two weeks ago, it was easy to see that there was a circular area on the west side that was recessed several inches (see photo below). What is that circle in the foundation? Why is it several inches lower than the rest of the foundation that was poured?  

Find out why here

Construction Corner: September Update

Over the last month, the build site for the Lower School has been transformed from a graded and leveled dirt footprint to a fully formed foundation with structural steel beams in place. To see the amazing transformation, be sure to watch the time lapse video. These developments provide a really good visual of the size and layout of the building. 

Click on the link below to read more about the key construction milestones of the last month.

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Together, we will.