What Makes Us Special

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

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.

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Registration for the 2024-2025 school year begins Tuesday, January 16 for current students, alumni, and current Patti’s families.

Open enrollment will start on Friday, January 26.

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"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."

Our Classes

We offer classes 2, 3, 4, or 5 days a week for our early learners, ages 30 months – 6 years.

Students fill their days with science, reading, arts & crafts, learning experiences, exploration, and play. Our students also benefit from extracurricular activities such as soccer, theatre,  and Spanish. Parents receive monthly emails from our Director with important updates and upcoming events – plus regular class updates, photos, videos, and other teacher communications through the Seesaw app.

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