"Parents pay big money to go to this school, not for advanced academics, but for the opportunity to control their kid's environment, grades, discipline, you name it. However, if you are not in the circle of rich parents who can afford this, your out of luck. Your child's homework, classwork, activities, class environment will be controlled by the few who designed this school to be a bubble for their children. They don't care or want exceptional academics. They want to be able to go on vacation when they want, have their kid never get in trouble, and get A's. There are a few exceptional teachers at this school, as in every school, but unfortunately they can only do so much. We decided we could go to public for free and the kids would actually have a chance at gifted classes where the parents CAN NOT stop a class from progressing because of a few kids whose parents have a large bank account and equally large mouth."
"With all due respect for the previous post, Eastminster School will graduate its first senior class on May 29, 2014. Each senior has been accepted into several colleges of his/her choice, with many colleges offering Merit (Academic) Scholarships to these seniors. We could not be prouder of our first graduating class."
"I attended this school until last year. I absolutely loved the teachers there and think that the curriculum was diverse and unique. I also think they have an amazing lower school. However, as a former student of their middle school, I wouldn't recommend it for someone interested in attending. I found it to be dysfunctional and cliquey. The high school isn't outstanding either. The teachers aren't qualified and the program has fallen short on preparing students for college as promised, which is ultimately the reason why I left."
"I heard that the school is moving to Covington. Not sure when. Maybe for the next school year, or maybe the one after that? The thing is, no one has said anything to the parents. When we ask the staff and school Board members, they just dodge our questions. Why? What's there to hide? Why does Covington badly want Eastminster School there? Peachtree Academy, an independent school is already there. We were told that the school was looking to move into the old Cousins Middle School building in Covington. We heard that that building has many issues, not including asbestos, a detention center located on the same property, and a 911 call center in the back. Parents need to know before they pay any monies for the 2014-2015 school year."
"I'm surprised at some of the negative comments posted here. Eastminster is the best decision my family ever made! My son is in Middle School, and he's attended Eastminster since kindergarten. The motto "Excellence in MIND, BODY, and SOUL" is fitting for this gem of a school. My son has been challenged academically and pushed ahead in math. I'm incredibly impressed with the rigorous curriculum and the project-based learning. They get to take Spanish, Latin, and Mandarin. They have game design and coding classes. The students spend time outdoors every day at break and lunch and take PE all year long. They get to participate in numerous after school sports and clubs. They are active, healthy, and happy. The fine arts program is amazing-- music, studio art, performing arts, and band. The whole-school activities bring a sense of community from kindergarten all the way to the seniors in Upper School. The school has a chapel service every Wednesday, and every child in the school speaks at chapel during the school year. They promote "green" living and community service. I cannot imagine my son in a better learning environment than Eastminster."