Why Evansville Day School?

"I believe that education is a process. It is not pouring knowledge into a child's head and hoping they remember. Rather education should be a process of scaffolding skills. Skills that build upon each other and can be applied in real life. Everyone’s skills are individualized and valued. EDS paints a picture of this theory." ~ Day School Parent

The Evansville Day School Difference

  • Rigorous academic standards. Evansville Day School nurtures intellectual curiosity, stimulates personal growth, and encourages critical thinking. Students benefit from being around other talented students who also love to learn and seek advanced opportunities.

  • College Preparatory. Evansville Day School believes that in order for students to be successful after graduation, they must be balanced, resilient, globally-minded, and entrepreneurial learners.

  • Small classes and individual attention. Evansville Day School has low student-teacher ratios that encourage close relationships. Day School’s low student-teacher ratio of 9:1 allows us to know our students, teach to their individual needs, and support their passions.

  • Excellent faculty. The best teachers gravitate toward independent schools like EDS because they have more autonomy within their classrooms. With fewer students to work with, EDS teachers understand how each student learns and what interests and motivates them.

  • A high percentage of college admission. 100% percent of Evansville Day School graduates go on to college and almost two-thirds pursue advanced degrees.

  • Education for the whole child. Evansville Day School nurtures each student’s intellectual ability and curiosity as well as their personal and social growth and civic conscience. Opportunities extend well beyond the classroom to athletic competitions, artistic pursuits, and leadership experiences.

  • Global community. Evansville Day School values diverse and vibrant student communities and welcomes and respect each family. At Evansville Day School, over 30% of the student body self-identifies as an ethnic minority, and over 30% of our families are from an international country. 

  • Parent partnership in education. Evansville Day School promotes regular communication among students, parents, and teachers to ensure everyone is working toward the same goal for the student. Our parents are partners in our mission and prioritize their children's education above anything else. 

  • Schools with values. Evansville Day School teaches students excellence, responsibility, integrity, respect, personal discipline, and compassion.