Message from the Head of School

Located in historic Erie, Pennsylvania, Erie Day School is northwestern Pennsylvania’s only independent school. Founded in 1929 on the perimeter of Frontier Park, Erie Day School educates children – Toddlers, Preschool, PreK and Kindergarten through Grade 8, and offers a distinctive educational experience, rooted in the uniqueness of each child and a desire to balance all aspects of a child’s growth intellectually, socially, physically and emotionally.

Erie Day School values academic excellence and inspires children to develop to their full potential. With an engaging curriculum that supports thought, rigor and diversity, students grow to think creatively, critically and reflectively. We tout acclaimed visual and performing arts programs, foreign language learning and daily physical education classes. Our students are encouraged to develop scientific inquiries, read and write, utilize technology and explore mathematics with the support of highly qualified educators.

At the heart of our successful school is the student-teacher relationship. Small class sizes and dedicated teachers engage students in active, student-centered learning experiences; conceptual, constructive and experiential in nature. Students are supported with affirmation and affiliation in the Erie Day School community.

I encourage you to join the students, faculty and staff at Erie Day School to schedule a tour. Visitors are welcome and appreciated as our students learn today and lead tomorrow!

Dr. Karen K. Tyler, Ed.D.
Head of School