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EDS is Growing!

EDS is expanding the Middle School for 2015 – 2016 by adding a third section to 6th grade and with the launch an innovative 5th Grade program to better service the Pensacola community and support the mission of academic excellence in accordance with the school’s 2014-2018 Strategic Plan. We invite you to read the announcement about the Middle School expansion and our strategic plan for EDS.


Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year EDS will be adding a homeroom to 6th grade, providing us with three homerooms instead of two. By growing the Middle School, there are some specific advantages that students will experience:

  • Smaller class sizes enabling further individualized attention

    • Classes will grow to approximately 54 students, in 3 sections (18 per section), as compared to current enrollment of 44 students, in 2 sections  (22 per sections)

  • Enhanced curriculum opportunities with additional course offerings 

  • 3 sections per grade to facilitate better scheduling

  • 3 sections per grade allows for thoughtfully mixing students in classes throughout various periods of the day

  • Greater social development opportunities

EDS is the first and only independent school in Pensacola with an emphasis on personalized, differentiated instruction and with 3 homerooms in 6th grade. We invite you to schedule a tour of our downtown Pensacola, FL campus and apply now for 2015-2016. For more information about applying, contact Lisee Sherrill, Director of Admissions, at lsherrill@edscc.org.

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EDS Introduces a New 5th Grade Program for 2015 - 2016

For the 2015-2016 school year EDS will be enhancing our 5th Grade program with a stronger emphasis on Middle School preparation. This enhanced Fifth grade program will present a unique model that focuses on the developmental needs of these students as they begin to emerge from a carefully guided and structured school experience, to the more independent and self-reliant demands of the Middle School. In addition to their core subjects and the usual enrichment classes, 5th Grade students will also have a daily Stretch class, designed to help them “stretch” slowly and comfortably into handling the demands that Middle School will bring. The class will focus on, among other things:

  • Study and organizational skills
  • Time management planning
  • Decision-making
  • Note-taking
  • Self-advocacy
  • Issues surrounding social and emotional growth

Throughout the year students will have multiple opportunities to improve their technology integration skills, their leadership skills, and their ability to work independently. We are enthusiastic about the benefit the benefits and advantages this will offer to our 5th Grade students. For more information, contact Steve Edele, Head of Middle School, at sedele@edscc.org.