Morrow House has integrated Responsive Classroom, an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning, and expanded its leadership programming. Improvements in learning support and enrichment opportunities have enhanced personalized learning, while new electives and units of study are revitalizing our dynamic curriculum.
This academic year saw the largest number of new students in more than a decade, with application numbers having risen by 20%. New efforts have been implemented to continue to expand our applicant pool.
Since launching the Apple Tree Fund in October, The Elisabeth Morrow School is at 90% of its targeted fundraising goal with upcoming events planned to help reach 100%, including our Spring Benefit, Alumni Lunch Panel, and Young Alumni Pizza Party.
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%.
Our Auxiliary Program has seen a 25% increase in participants for After School Adventures and have offered more choices in programming, including private instrumental music lessons. This year, the Junior Eagle Sports Program and Spring Break mini camp have returned.
The communications and marketing team has completed a number of enhancements, including identifying and refining a consistent message to prospective families that aligns the school’s distinctive strengths with their priorities, launching a newsletter, enhancing myEMS, and improving emergency notifications.
The Elisabeth Morrow School has continued efforts to upgrade its facilities to match its incredible programs. EMS’ strategy is driven by program needs as defined by the strategic plan, as well as the continual need for maintenance and modernization while being true to the original campus design.
The Elisabeth Morrow School community is experiencing a gradual return to larger and more frequent gatherings, with some exciting opportunities ahead. The community has additionally added support for and ways to celebrate our diverse and inclusive community.
The Elisabeth Morrow School has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2022–2025 for its use of technology to enhance children’s learning through hands-on projects with real-world connections. Apple Distinguished Schools…
Our Summer String Festival, a renowned music program for deeply engaged and experienced young violin, viola, and cello students, can now help even more musicians with the creation of The…