Plan Your Visit

We invite you to schedule a personalized tour and see for yourself the difference an EDS education can make in the life of your child.  Whether touring our Walton Way campus or the Murray Nature School, you will see the unique and holistic approach we take to learning, which helps all students build strong foundations for life.

Book Your Walton Way Tour Here

Karen Blanchard Lilly

Director of Admissions

  1. Schedule a tour (Book online for Walton Way or call 706-733-1192)
  2. Visit campus (Click here for EDS parking diagram)
  3. Submit application and required documents
  4. Schedule applicant classroom visit/screening 
  5. Admissions decision
  • A child must turn three years old between August 1st  and December 31st to be eligible for the Panther Cubs class.
  • A child must turn three years old between January 1st and July 31st to be eligible for the Three-Year-Old class.
  • A child must turn four on or before September 1st to be eligible for Pre-Kindergarten or Nature Pre-Kindergarten.

All children must be fully toilet trained to attend any EDS programming.

Drop in between 8:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. and take a tour of our Walton Way campus.  Ask questions, explore classrooms, and experience the energy of the school day at EDS!

2023-24 Walkthrough Wednesdays

March 20, 2024

April 24, 2024

May 15, 2024

Every other month, we offer “Panther Playdates” with seasonal themes for children ages 3-6 who are not currently enrolled at EDS.  These child and parent playdates offer an opportunity for hands-on fun with our esteemed faculty members in their classrooms. Follow us on Instagram or Facebook for updated information.

Check back for 2024-25 Panther Playdates coming soon!

Are there resources available to make EDS more affordable?

EDS offers numerous merit and need-based financial assistance programs. Through the support of the church, donors, our endowment, the Georgia GOAL program, scholarships, and traditional financial aid, we are much more affordable than you might imagine.  Try our Tuition Estimator tool to see how your family may qualify for our various financial aid programs.  One in four students receives tuition assistance and we offer monthly payment plan options to accommodate our parents. 

How old does my child need to be to attend EDS?

A child must turn three years old between August 1st  and December 31st to be eligible for the Panther Cubs class. All children attending EDS must be fully toilet trained to participate in any of our programs.

What parent volunteer opportunities are available at EDS?

The EDS Parent Association offers a wide variety of opportunities for parent involvement. Parent involvement is vital to the success of our school. Opportunities include room parent, Fall Festival, Book Fair, Family Supper Night, and many more. We are establishing a formal program for classroom volunteers.

What after-school activities are offered?

EDS provides a variety of after school enrichment and athletic opportunities. These programs are designed to inspire our students to seek activities beyond their everyday classroom setting and learn more about the world around them. We have a thriving athletics program that many of our middle school students participate in, which currently has 23 sports teams.  After school offerings for our preschool and lower school students evolve each year based on student interest, but may include piano, Suzuki violin, dance, music, martial arts, basketball, cooking, running club, and golf, to name a few.

What is the average class size and student/teacher ratio?

We maintain an average 8:1 student to teacher ratio. While our actual class sizes range from 12 to 18 students typically, the support staff we have in place– classroom assistants, school counselor, nurse, Dean of Students, Learning Specialist, Chaplain, etc– bring the ratio to 8:1. In Preschool through kindergarten, each classroom has a lead teacher and an assistant teacher present at all times. Keeping a low student to teacher ratio is a priority for EDS in its commitment to understanding and elevating each student’s unique gifts.

Where do students go for high school?

Our graduates are accepted to their high school of choice 96% of the time. There are more than 54 EDS graduates that have gone on to become their high school Valedictorian or Salutatorian. Depending on the graduate’s interest, EDS graduates attend magnet programs, public high schools, or independent/private high schools (local or boarding).  We have a faculty member who helps families navigate the high school selection process, working with parents and students to find the best school for each individual child.

What does tuition include?

We strive for tuition to be as comprehensive as possible. All field trips, including overnight trips for 4th and 6th-8th grade students, iPads or Chromebooks for 1st-8th grade students, musical instruments used in music classes, textbooks, Parent Association membership, and athletics participation are included in the tuition. Lunch is not included. Students may either bring a home lunch or order through Schoolhouse Fare.