Welcome to The Elisabeth Morrow School website. Within these pages, you will find much information about our philosophy and the ways we challenge and inspire children in this most important time in their development. As our concerted focus is on early childhood through early adolescence, we specifically design programs, facilities and learning opportunities on what is best for students at each developmental stage.
In addition to serving as Head of School, I am also a current parent. By having my two daughters attend EMS in addition to my nine years working here, I have a profound belief in the strength of our program as well as a deep commitment to making this school the best it can be. Should you visit our campus and meet with the people who comprise our friendly community, I think you will find that most everyone here shares that belief.
Among our greatest assets are our experienced teachers, who are committed and passionate about EMS and, in the words of our mission, challenge students' intellects, promote academic excellence, encourage independent thinking, and cultivate individual talents. More than half of our teachers have dedicated a decade or more to this school, and almost 30% have been here for at least 20 years; when teachers start here, they tend to stay here. Quite simply they, like me, find a deep connection with our purpose--to be the best we can at childhood development, education and preparation for our students' next academic endeavor and, indeed, life beyond school.
Of course, all independent schools boast low student/teacher ratios (ours is 7:1), but having experienced professionals, who understand children and truly love teaching them, makes all the difference. Whether studying the life cycle of the butterfly in kindergarten while observing the growth of actual eggs to adults in their classroom or culminating the eighth grade study on the birth and growth of American Democracy by asking questions during a personal audience with a Supreme Court Justice, students at Elisabeth Morrow are challenged and inspired in equal doses.
To truly experience how excellent a school can be for young children and early adolescents, please come visit us in person, tour our campus, see our classes in action, or talk with our teachers and admissions staff. Or, perhaps you would rather connect with some of our current parents -- we would gladly put you in touch. You could even start with me if you wish, and I can tell you how my own children are thriving at Elisabeth Morrow. You will get to observe first-hand how The Elisabeth Morrow School sets a foundation of learning and excellence for our students’ futures.
Thank you for visiting our website today. If you have questions or to schedule a visit, please do not hesitate to contact our admissions office via phone [201-568-5566 x7212] or email [firstname.lastname@example.org].
I look forward to meeting you personally.
My very best,
Aaron C. Cooper