Academics

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Erie Day School’s curriculum addresses academics as well as students’ social and intellectual development, character and creativity. Also, by extending learning opportunities beyond the classroom, we are able to provide students with an education rich in diversified experiences. We continually review and refine our curriculum. Deep understanding and transformative learning happens when teachers work closely with students to inquire, engage and create. 

Academic Extracurricular Programs

  • Math Counts
  • Speech & Debate
  • Model United Nations
  • Instrumentals
  • String lessons
  • Piano lessons
  • National Geography Bee
  • World languages:  Mandarin and Urdu
  • First LEGO League
  • Bricks 4 Kidz
  • Get Up and Move!
  • Homework Support
  • Tutoring  

Experiential Learning

  • Asbury Woods (K, Grades 3 & 4)
  • Boston (Grade 8)
  • Chautauqua Institute (Middle School)
  • Cleveland Zoo (Grade 3)
  • Erie Zoo (T)
  • Manufacturer’s Day (Grade 6)
  • NW PA Pet Emergency Center (Grade 5)
  • Port Farms (K)
  • Shaw Festival (Grade 7)
  • Stratford Festival (Grade 8)
  • TREC (Grade 3)
  • Yahn Planetarium (K)
  • Camp Fitch (T, Grades 3 & 4)  

Academic Competitions

  • Math Counts
  • Speech & Debate
  • Model United Nations
  • National Geographic Bee
  • First LEGO League  

Academic Honors 

  • National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) 

Academic Assessment

The chart below outlines the Terra Nova student test scores from the 2017-18 school year (the last year the scores are available).  Erie Day School students in Grades 1 through 7 scored above average in all tested areas.

  • GME (grade mean equivalent)—indicates the average per class in comparison with the grade level.  For example, a 2.6 reflected in Grade 1 shows the average student is performing at a level of a student in Grade 2 in the sixth month.
  • EDS TP vs. NA (Erie Day School total point average)—demonstrates the average EDS total number of points accurate in comparison with the national average (NA).
  • TP (total points possible)—indicates the total number of points in each content area and grade level measured.  

For additional information on academic courses and curriculum for specific grade levels, contact Dr. Tyler, EDS Head of School, at 814-452-4273.