Emmanuel Day School is an independent, non-profit, non-religious preschool on Mercer Island which aims to create the best possible “first school experience” and zest for learning and life. Learn more about our classes, teachers, community or come by for a visit.

“The time the teachers and staff at EDS take to learn each individual child’s needs is amazing. They go above and beyond to make sure everyone feels welcome and comfortable – this is truly a magical place filled with kind, caring, loving and well educated staff.”

What Makes Us Special

At EDS, we are an intentional play-based school and focus on experiential learning. We host an amazing variety of special visitors: everything from the reptile man to the Seattle Opera, Woodland Park Zoo to theater, KidsQuest to naturalist classes. You’ll also find a close-knit community, with fun social events for the whole family. We teach our children the value of giving back through our EDS Cares Week, being healthy with our Fit Kids Jr week, and having fun through spirit weeks and pep rallies. And we have a comprehensive allergy policy and a flexible “accidents happen” potty training policy, since we know how stressful potty training your young child before preschool can be. Learn more.

Our Classes

We offer classes 2, 3, or 5 days a week for children age 32 months – 6 years. Students fill their days with science, reading, arts & crafts, field trips, exploration and play. Learn more.

Spanish Enrichment

¡Bienvenidos! Along with extracurriculars such as soccer, theatre, and radKIDS (an age-appropriate safety offering), EDS offers a Spanish Enrichment program – now during our school day so all kids benefit from this early language introduction. Learn more.

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EDS uses the Seesaw app as our primary home-school connection for sharing photos, videos, and other teacher communications. Please ask your teacher if you need help! You can also find us on Facebook for broader school information.