Ms. Lauren Aslin, Head of School
ECS' founders, Maud Edgar and Mary Cramp, were educational trailblazers. Today ECS has returned to its visionary roots with a strategic plan celebrating limitless learning in a world of possibilities.
Children today are born into two worlds: the natural and the digital. Our students need to learn to be well, to thrive, in both of these worlds. While ECS has always maintained a rigorous focus on academics, today our school also works to support the holistic wellness of our girls.
What does it mean to be well in the 21st century? Our digital age is a time of limitless learning, which offers incredible potential but also constant pressure via social media. It’s never been more exciting and more terrifying to be a girl. Girls today are inundated with messages about their external selves: how they are supposed to behave and how they are supposed to look. This results in challenges to their personal wellness. At ECS, we have welded cognition and wellness right in our curriculum design.
Our faculty strives to constantly learn and better themselves alongside their students. Just as we emphasize that each girl has a mind of her own that will bring her unique talents into fruition, the same is true for our teachers. The world moves quickly now, and no one teacher can know everything expertly. Our teachers specialize in particular areas, enriching our community with their knowledge. Everyone at ECS works together as a team to ensure we have the skills we need to promote in our girls the skills they need to thrive in the 21st century.
At ECS, our values are nontraditional and complex: collaboration, awareness, and courage, as well as accountability and integrity. Because of these standards, our girls are deeply rooted and lit from within.
That is at the core of ECS.
Head of School B.A., M.Ed.