Portrait of a Graduate

At Evansville Day School, we recognize that in order for our students to be successful in the future global economy, we need to prepare them to be so much more than a test score. Day School's philosophy to education and teaching is to create meaningful, real-world, experiences that will guide students to their own “a-ha” moments in ways that support them as a whole person while also fostering the skills and qualities that are important to their future success. The Portrait of Graduate identifies the qualities and skills each of our students will learn, practice, and hone during their time at EDS. To prepare for a life of success after graduation, we believe students need to be balanced, resilient, globally-minded, and entrepreneurial learners. 



  • Commits to a lifestyle of wellness for themselves and others
  • Manages their time effectively
  • Demonstrates ability to live enriched lives
  • Embraces diverse experiences and continuously reflect on them
  • Considers the consequences of their actions and accept ownership of them
  • Identifies and pursues their strengths and talents while also recognizing and confronting their challenges



  • Possesses a growth mindset
  • Focuses on goals through dedication and hard work
  • Embraces failure and humility as essential steps toward success
  • Follows an ethical framework when faced with challenges
  • Takes calculated risks
  • Communicates collegially by accepting and offering constructive criticism
  • Demonstrates confidence to make difficult personal decisions on their own



Globally Minded

  • Learns about other cultures by respecting differences
  • Seeks to understand values and traditions within the global community
  • Embraces bringing diverse groups together to reach a goal
  • Inclusively and articulately communicates ideas as listeners, speakers, and writers
  • Creates intellectual growth utilizing multiple perspectives
  • Becomes adaptable citizens with the confidence to take initiative




Entrepreneurial Learner

  • Embraces intellectual curiosity
  • Asks thoughtful and responsible questions and seeks answers
  • Has a passion for learning beyond assessment
  • Takes ownership of their education as personal journeys
  • Considers learning as a lifetime endeavor
  • Shows flexible, creative, critical thought to tackle tasks or problems
  • Utilizes varied technologies to communicate thoughtfully and meaningfully