Facilities and Operations 2023–2024

Our campus and facilities are an essential platform for our faculty and administration to bring their academic vision to life for our students. Our campus and facility strategy remains focused on two key elements: It is driven by the school’s needs as defined by our strategic plan, as well as the continual maintenance and modernization of our campus while being true to its original design.

Little School 2023–2024

In Little School for the 2023-2024 academic year, we have focused on strengthening our Student Success Team and bringing in more learning specialists to accelerate students across each grade level in both math and literacy. Our new Family Visiting Days were a success and showed families the connection to what students learn in Little School and how it continues through Morrow House and beyond. In addition, we have continued to instill the 4 C’s with our Apple Bake Sale, a PE social-emotional learning class, and our weekly divisional assembly. We are continuing our commitment to growth in literacy, piloting a new social social studies program, collaborating with our gardening faculty to create new programs aligned with environmental and sustainability efforts, and so much more.

Expenditures and Revenue

More than 85% of the school’s annual expenses support educational programs in the form of faculty and staff salaries, benefits, program and instructional materials, and financial aid. The school’s physical plant, technology services, general administrative support, and capital improvements account for the remaining 15%.

Enrollment 2023–2024

For the 2023–2024 academic year, 86 new students enrolled — making our start-of-the-year enrollment 387 students. Interest in EMS from prospective families has been strong, and since the start of school, eight new students have enrolled. Our current enrollment is 395.

Community Life, Equity, and Belonging 2023–2024

The Elisabeth Morrow School’s initiatives around community life, equity, and belonging (CLEB) focus on designing equity, access, and liberation for the entire community; enriching student experiences that help them to understand, value, and benefit from the diversity of our community and beyond; navigating diversity, equity, and belonging conversations, and integrating anti-bias standards in our faculty-staff professional development.

Communications and Marketing 2023–2024

The communications and marketing team has completed a number of projects, including identifying and refining a consistent message to prospective families that aligns the school’s distinctive strengths with their priorities, continuing our magazine and newsletter, enhancing myEMS, and creating a website for new families.

Chilton House 2023–2024

Enhancements and upgrades in Chilton House for the 2023-2024 academic year include the addition of a brand new kindergarten classroom, a new music room, six new faculty members, formal implementation of the Fundations literacy program for kindergarten, expansion of our El Estudio program, the continuation of Seedlings and our Partnership Series. We are pleased to be offering multiple opportunities over the course of the year for families to join their children on campus for authentic learning experiences.

Auxiliary Programs 2023–2024

The goal of Auxiliary Programs is to provide families with quality enrichment programs while extending the school hours to accommodate families’ schedules. These programs also help children to grow and develop knowledge, skills, and interests.

Advancement 2023–2024

The main goal of the advancement office is to help build a strong and engaged community while fundraising to meet the needs of the school. Through increased visibility, engagement, and collaboration, the team is committed to building a culture of philanthropy to support so many exciting endeavors at EMS.

Changemakers of Tomorrow

Focus on innovation and design leads our students to think creatively when solving problems With an increased focus on innovation and design, our upgraded curricula, new courses, and partnerships with…

EMS prepares students for an impressive range of top-tier secondary schools.

Our students cultivate the ability to learn, think, explore, empathize, and lead. They graduate with the ability, mindset, and competencies to navigate a global world and are well-prepared to face an unknowable future.

Accustomed to a challenging academic environment, EMS students welcome the demands of competitive secondary schools and are often placed in advanced sections where they perform very well.


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