EA Unlocked



EA Unlocked takes you behind the scenes at The Episcopal Academy. Join host and Head of School Dr. T.J. Locke as he interviews students and teachers, explores school traditions, and more.


  • Christmas Favorites 2020

    19/12/2020 Duration: 19min

    Despite distanced learning restrictions, EA's music department still managed to provide some beautiful music for the holidays. Enjoy these sweet sounds from EA's Lower, Middle, and Upper School musicians.

  • Music for Mother's Day - EA Music Department

    07/05/2020 Duration: 16min

    This special "pop-up" edition of EA_Unlocked features EA's talented student musicians in Lower, Middle, and Upper School. Excerpts are included from spring, remote music classes and performances from throughout the 2019-2020 school year. Enjoy.

  • Easter Music - EA Music Department

    08/04/2020 Duration: 08min

    EA student musicians, along with Music Department Chair Jim Erwin, shared their talents and provided some beautiful music for this year's Easter celebrations. Student pieces are performed by freshman Ashley Kim (flute), senior Sejin Park (viola), and Junior Michael Zhou (piano).

  • A Conversation with EA's longest-tenured teacher Mark Luff

    11/03/2020 Duration: 07min

    Middle School English teacher Mark Luff is EA's longest-tenured teacher. The 2019-2020 school year marks his 42nd year. At the opening day for faculty and staff in August, it is a tradition for the teacher who has worked at EA the longest to address the group. EA Unlocked host, Dr. T.J. Locke, sat down with Mr. Luff to hear more about this tradition and his reflections on four-decades of teaching EA students.

  • EA College Counseling with Director Cynthia Crum

    26/02/2020 Duration: 12min

    The college admissions process has changed a lot over the years, with early decision, early decision-2, and early action applications. Here at EA, we are very fortunate to have four experienced college counselors working with our students. Director of College Counseling Cynthia Crum shares her thoughts and advice on the college admissions process.

  • Global Online Academy with Dr. Adam Lavallee

    12/02/2020 Duration: 12min

    Through Episcopal's partnership with the Global Online Academy (GOA), EA students are given the opportunity to explore dynamic subjects from some of the world's leading educators in a global classroom. GOA Site Director Dr. Adam Lavallee stops by tell us more about the program and how GOA elevates the learning experience.

  • EA's New Science Curriculum with Department Chair Grace Limaye '90

    29/01/2020 Duration: 10min

    After a thorough review, the 6th-12th grade science curriculum has been overhauled- which includes a new department chair structure. Grace Limaye '90 now chairs the department. She recently sat down with Dr. T.J. Locke to talk about the new curriculum and her hopes and dreams for science at EA.

  • Bringing U.S. History to Life with Chuck Bryant

    14/01/2020 Duration: 08min

    The history department at EA is always looking for ways to engage students and bring history to life in the classroom. Teacher Chuck Bryant has integrated the popular game, Escape the Room, into the curriculum. Dr. T.J. Locke recently stopped by Mr. Bryant's AP U.S. History class to check it out.

  • Celebrating the Holidays at EA

    17/12/2019 Duration: 09min

    The holidays are an exciting time on campus at EA. PreK students stop by Dr. T.J. Locke's office to decorate his tree, read a book, and share cookies. Throughout December, EA Chaplains mark Advent and celebrate other traditions. The annual Scrooge Chapel is a much-anticipated favorite, as teachers, faculty, and staff delight students with their acting and singing talents. Students are dismissed for the holiday break, after a beautiful, music-filled, Lessons and Carols service.

  • EA's Lilley Fellowship Program - Max Kelly '06 & Kat Harrar '21

    03/12/2019 Duration: 07min

    In 2018, The Lilley Fellowship was launched at EA through the generosity of Bill Lilley '55  and his wife Eve. In year one, two students were selected to pursue independent study opportunities. In 2019, Kat Harrar '21 spent time studying farm-to-feed programs and cultivating EA's Syd Buck Memorial Garden. Kat and Lilley Fellowship Director Max Kelly '06 recently discussed the program with host T.J. Locke.

  • Robotics at EA with Teddy Mathisen '02

    20/11/2019 Duration: 09min

    The robotics program is as popular as ever at EA and is continuing to grow. Last season, the team found great success in local competitions- as well as in Quebec and at the world championships in Detroit. Upper School science teacher Teddy Mathisen '02 discusses EA's robotics team and program.    

  • EA/Haverford/AIS Weekend

    29/10/2019 Duration: 08min

    EA's rivalry with The Haverford School dates back to 1889- when the first football game was played between the two schools. In the 1980's, the coveted split sweater was introduced and awarded to the school that won the most contests- which grew to include soccer, cross country, water polo, and golf. In 2005, EA girls began competing against The Agnes Irwin School in an effort to win the Banner. Athletic Director Gina Buggy and Associate Director of Athletics Jim Farrell take a look at the history of this long-standing tradition and share some of their memories of this rivalry weekend.

  • Studying the Classics at EA - Steve Bosio

    25/09/2019 Duration: 12min

    Starting in 7th grade, all EA students begin their adventure studying Latin with an enthusiastic team of teachers. One of the highlights for 8th graders is the Emperors Project. This project stretches through all three trimesters and culminates with A Night with the Emperors. Classics Chair Steve Bosio talks about EA's hands-on curriculum and his team's foray into social media. 

  • Domino Club - Dan Clay

    18/09/2019 Duration: 07min

    The Domino Club is one of the oldest clubs at EA and is responsible for selecting the fall and spring Upper School productions each year. Under the direction of Theatre Department Chair Dan Clay, the productions are consistently ambitious and impressive. In the spring of 2019, The Domino Club presented Les Miserables- the largest and most challenging production to date. We go behind the scenes with Mr. Clay to hear how the Domino Club picks its productions, and how 80-plus students pulled off Les Mis.

  • Lower School Morning Meeting

    17/09/2019 Duration: 10min

    It's the perfect way to start the school day- taking a few minutes to greet your classmates and teacher and preview the day's activities, the weather, upcoming projects, and find the mistake in Miss Tierney's written morning message. This podcast was produced with the help of EA 3rd graders.

  • Inside the White House with Bob Darling on 9/11

    17/09/2019 Duration: 08min

    On September 11, 2001 Lt. Col. Bob Darling (Ret.) bunkered down in the White House operations center with Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as one of the worst days in U.S. history unfolded. During a recent visit to EA's campus, Mr. Darling spoke with students and shared, "We had a full-blown terrorist attack going on before our eyes. Our job was to give the president options." 

  • Junto Club and the History of Debate at EA

    06/09/2019 Duration: 08min

    In our premier episode, The Episcopal Academy Head of School Dr. T.J. Locke speaks with Upper School teacher and Junto Club advisor Jen Maier about the long-standing history of debate at EA.