- EAS is a 6th – 8th grade middle school open to students who reside in the LWSD boundaries.
- Enrollment at EAS is determined through a district-run lottery process.
- EAS maintains a total base enrollment (6th, 7th and 8th grades combined) of 140 students.
- Core classes of the EAS integrated curriculum including Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, STEM, Art, and Fitness are multi-grade level classes.
- Curriculum at EAS is organized by theme instead of grade level. Due to the spiraling 3-year curriculum cycle, it is important that students who enroll in 6th grade commit to enrollment for the full three years of middle school. Students who fail to complete the full 3-year curriculum cycle may miss critical content that would be taught at a specific grade level in a general education middle school setting.
- Adventure Education (camps and trips), Community Stewardship, and Wednesday Electives are core components of overall academics at EAS. Students may not opt out of these essential components of the EAS integrated curriculum.
- Parent volunteers are essential for the successful operation of the Adventure Education, Community Stewardship, and Wednesday Electives Programs at EAS.
- Costs associated with the Adventure Education, Community Stewardship, and Wednesday Electives programs exceed the per pupil allotment provided by LWSD and Washington state. The ongoing operation of these core components of the EAS integrated curriculum is therefore dependent upon other funding sources, including parent contributions and grants.
- Volunteerism is important in our ability to secure grant funding, which supports EAS's overall program costs.
Connections to Finn Hill Middle School
EAS is a separate and autonomous school that is physically located on the same campus as Finn Hill Middle School (FHMS). EAS has its own administrative office, classrooms, restrooms and student lockers. EAS students have access to the campus cafeteria, library, gym, and fields. EAS students are eligible for before and after school sports and activities at FHMS. EAS students follow the same campus rules as the FHMS students. Campus organized safety and emergency procedures are in place for both schools. We strive for pleasant and respectful relations with all Finn Hill Middle School staff and students
**As of June 2020, EAS is a
LEVEL 4 Sustaining Green School!!**