Who are we?
Founded in 1892, parent controlled Eastern Christian School provides Christ centered education to over 750 students each year at our 3 locations in Bergen and Passaic Counties. Each campus has an excellent Media Center, up-to-date technology, specially designed fine arts and music rooms, and spacious gymnasiums and athletic fields. The School receives substantial support from local churches, businesses, parents & alumni.
What does Eastern Christian believe?
“By providing an excellent academic curriculum, offering a variety of extracurricular activities, and assembling a caring, culturally diverse community, we, with the support of parents and local churches, empower students from Christian families to develop their gifts within the context of a Reformed Christian worldview so that they can act as Christ’s transforming agents in a global society”.
Is Eastern Christian one school?
Yes! However, we have four distinct campuses located in various towns throughout the area. Our high school (9-12th grade) is located in North Haledon, NJ. Our middle school (5-8th grade) is located in Wyckoff, NJ. Our Elementary school (K-4) and Preschool (2 ½-5 years of age) are both located in Midland Park, NJ.
Which curriculum does Eastern Christian utilize?
Across the academic spectrum from gifted to challenged, Eastern Christian focuses on learning appropriate for each of its students. In addition to a strong academic program, Eastern Christian offers a multitude of service opportunities, a fine arts program which promotes creative expression and a vibrant athletic program. Nearly half of all high school students participate in sports team activities. Eastern Christian provides students with a nurturing community where they are academically challenged from a Christian perspective.
Is Eastern Christian accredited? Are the teachers certified?
Eastern Christian has 150 people on staff, 85 are teaching faculty. Most of our faculty has in excess of 15 years of experience at our school and approximately one half have advanced degrees. Each faculty member that teaches a core discipline such as mathematics, language arts, science, etc. is certified by the State of New Jersey, Department of Education.
Eastern Christian School Association is a member of Christian Schools International. Eastern Christian High School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
What are the demographics of the Eastern Christian student body?
Our students come from over 40 communities and 140 different Christian churches. Our student body represents a rich tapestry of ethnic backgrounds including African American (4%), Asian (10 %), and Hispanic-Latino (6%). Over 95 % of our high school graduates attend schools of higher learning and in the aggregate receive over $1 Million in scholarships and grants.
Do you offer transportation?
Eastern Christian provides transportation for families who request it.
We travel to numerous towns within several counties. Each school year we assess our boundary limit according to need. For more information about fees and Aid-In-Lieu, you may click on the Financial Information or phone our Transportation Office directly at 973-427-2309.
What is your yearly tuition?
Are there scholarships available?: The tuition per student depends upon the grade level of the student and the number of children attending from the family. Tuition for the 2013-2014 school year ranges from $4,145 for ½ day Kindergarten to $11,920 for a high school student if only 1 student in the family attends Eastern Christian. Scholarship assistance may be available for qualifying families.
How do I schedule a Parent Tour?
We would be happy to schedule a personal tour for you! Please call the admissions office to schedule a tour of any of our campuses.
Do you offer student visits?
Yes! The best way to discover the benefits of an Eastern Christian School education is for your family to experience it first hand. Students applying to grades 5-12 are encouraged to spend a full-day with a student host attending classes and participating in the many exciting activities that occur during a typical school day. Students in the lower grades are encouraged to spend ½ day. Please call the admissions office to request a student visit.