2016 marks Evansville Day School's 70th year as the premier educational experience in the tri-state.
Passion and vision for an independent educational experience were the seeds of our humble beginnings in the Episcopal Church on Southeast First Street in 1946. Esther Baumgart, a young educator, and several of her colleagues committed themselves to a unique relationship between student and teacher. Mrs. Baumgart, the first teacher of Evansville Day School, spent her career teaching our students until her retirement at age 70.
Beginning with only seven students, the goal was to grow serve both primary and secondary grades. By 1958, with a new location, Evansville Day School had an enrollment of 80 students and a reputation as an independent school. The impetus for change was faculty and staff driven. These educators determined it was time to implement their educational goals at the secondary level. By 1968, they created a campus on North Green River Road with a 4,000 square foot classroom space, science labs, library, and expansive wooded space for outside learning. In 22 short years, an educational culture grew, and an independent educational facility evolved.
See the video of the Anniversary Ribbon Cutting below.