Eastern Christian School Named National School of Character
Eastern Christian School has been recognized as a National School of Character.
Character.org (formerly the Character Education Partnership), a national character education advocate located in Washington, D.C. today recognized 64 schools and 3 districts from 14 states as 2015 National Schools of Character. Eastern Christian School is one of only 21 school districts that have earned this distinction since Character.org’s 1998 founding.
“Being designated a National School of Character recognizes the hard work that these schools put in to develop strong character education programs,” said Becky Sipos, Character.org’s President & CEO. “They have created caring schools climates and prepare students to be future leaders who care about their communities. We are very proud all today’s honorees and, in addition, every school that participated in the application process.”
In March and April, all 104 National School of Character finalists underwent an intensive screening process that included site visits, conference calls, and analysis of the impact that their character- related efforts had on academics, student behavior, and school culture as part of the consideration to be named a National School of Character.
“We are sincerely thankful to our fantastic faculty, staff, and administrators, for their years of dedication and hard work that are recognized by this award,” said Tom Dykhouse, Executive Director & Head of School. “We are especially thankful to our loving God for his incredible blessing on our school for the last 123 years. The Lord is good and His faithfulness continues through all generations!”
Eastern Christian School is a private learning community serving the children of Christian families in northern New Jersey and the New York metro area, as well as international students from around the world. From preschool to grade twelve, we are committed to the vision of engaging the mind, nurturing the spirit and transforming the world. Utilizing biblically informed inquiry and strong academic knowledge, students are challenged to think critically, exhibit curiosity and develop discernment that will enable them to confidently strive for excellence. While academics and faith integration are top priorities, we also offer a comprehensive program in the arts and athletics.