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Perseverance and Skill-Building Mark 2024 Lacrosse Season

While the 2024 season proved challenging for both the boys' and girls' lacrosse teams, coaches were proud of players' remarkable perseverance and commitment to growth. Starting out with fresh rosters and relatively little experience, both Warrior lacrosse teams managed to cinch some sweet victories on the field this spring—and grew closer together throughout their seasons.

Itzel '19 Travels the World; Comes Back to EHS to Tell (And Show!) the Tale

Global Citizens

EHS cultivates the attributes of a global citizen. Through meditation, sport, and a deep pursuit of the liberal arts, our students are able to adapt to the new, and create and share lives of deep meaning, dynamic virtue, and transcendent joy. Moving with agility across class, race, and national borders, our students bring healing to a troubled planet. Within is the first of many alumni dispatches from Spanish Harlem, bringing you some light and hope.

Itzel is one of our best.

8th Grade Blazes New Trails in the Delaware Water Gap

This year's eighth graders pioneered EHS's first-ever Delaware Water Gap–based outdoor leadership expedition, and loved it. Guided by outdoor educators from Experience Learning as well as EHS faculty/staff chaperones, students hiked about 20 miles of the Appalachian Trail and spent five nights outdoors. In three groups of 8–9 students, our oldest Warriors learned to pitch tents, build camp, cook using WhisperLite stoves, read maps, and guide one another through long and difficult days of hiking.

EHS Alumni Spend the Summer at Med School Lite

Follow Jelene, Ruth, Valerie, and Crystel—all EHS alumna—who embarked on an unexpected adventure with PrIMES Lite at Weill Cornell Medicine this past summer. Instead of lectures on neuroscience fundamentals, the high schoolers found themselves navigating the intricate world of real-life medical procedures. From drilling burr holes to witnessing tumor removals firsthand, their experiences challenged preconceptions and ignited their passions for medicine.

Warriors Grow Together on the Lacrosse Field This Spring

EHS’s spring 2023 lacrosse season was a testament to the transformative power of athletics, and instilled values that extend far beyond the playing field. With exciting wins leading to a semi-final match on the boys' side, and significant growth for a girls' team that was largely new to the sport, it was a dynamic season all around.

7th- And 8th-Grade Artists Visit Frick Madison to Talk Rembrandt and Draw Him, Too

With expert instruction from Isabelle Fernandez, assistant educator for student and teacher programs at The Frick Collection, our Art Club recently had a chance to dive deep into Rembrandt’s portraiture—and the many worlds his work spanned—through a combination of guided sketching and generative, open-ended conversation. Read more here about the students’ March 22 visit, and how they felt about it as they traveled back to school.

EHS Students Get Into "Twelfth Night" in Immersive Production

EHS's oldest students were treated to an immersive production of a classic Shakespearean comedy last Friday, thanks to the magic of Emit Theatre company and drama teacher Emma Copp! The seventh- and eighth-graders all had a wonderful time getting involved in the drama and trickery of Illyria on 103rd.

8th Grade Returns to BlackRock for Financial Literacy Fun

On Wednesday, January 25, EHS's entire eighth-grade class was treated to one of BlackRock's wonderful financial literacy seminars designed especially for our school, thanks to EHS board member and BlackRock's Global Head of Lending and Liquidity Philip Vasan! It was another enlightening afternoon in midtown, with our students learning lots from experienced BlackRock employees.

Choir Rings in the New Year at EHS

In addition to restoring EHS's Drama program to its pre-COVID levels, new teacher Emma Copp has been hard at work kicking off Choir Club this school year. Alongside musician and educator Blake Brauer, Ms. Copp has brought the music back to EHS!

Violin Club Expands and Flourishes This School Year

A little over a year into its life, the EHS Violin Club that Brearley student Olivia Oh spearheaded in the summer of 2021 is on the rise! Featuring more students, violins, and instructors than ever, the club has become a hallmark of Tuesday and Thursday afternoons here on 103rd as it's grown. Our student violinists, naturally, are growing with it.

New Technology Club Offers EHS Students an Introduction to Computer Science!

This fall, EHS is excited to offer a new Technology Club for a group of lucky 6th and 7th Graders. This new club was designed and is taught by Luigi Cicala, a teacher at The Brearley School. Mr. Cicala has been a Studio Art teacher at Brearley for 20 years, but is also a passionate advocate for all students to study Computer Science, and now teaches part-time in Brearley's Technology Department as well.

EHS Girls’ Soccer Finds Victory in Friendship this Fall

Assistant Coach and 7th Grade Humanities Teacher Julia Holzman reflects on the 2021 girls' soccer season. Here, Ms. Holzman interviews student-athletes, like Michelle, who reflected, “The soccer season was a very good season, because as a team, we bonded.” Cheers of agreement from her teammates echoed across 103rd Street as the team headed eastward. 

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