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02A lot goes into your search for a quality Christian school. You’ve visited the websites, scheduled the campus tours, learned about accreditations, and read countless online reviews. While the best school for a child is ultimately their parents’ choice, we believe students should have the opportunity to be involved in the decision – to experience campus life before they officially join the student body. There’s a certain element that a website or info packet cannot provide, and that is the degree to which your child feels comfortable at school. We help every member of the family evaluate if Eastern Christian is the right fit before they enroll by offering the Student Shadow Experience – an exciting opportunity for both current and prospective students.

How It Works

Shadow days are prearranged events that allow a prospective student to experience a day in the life of an ECS student. Your child will be paired with a current student at his or her grade level, and will accompany them for a half or full school day. Shadow days allow prospective students to experience all aspects of campus life – classes, meals, activities, transportation, and more. This is truly the best way for them to become acquainted with our campus, as well as our teachers, staff, and students.

Why It’s Important

While parents are most often interested in curriculum, technology, and college prep, it’s also essential for a student’s experience to have a positive atmosphere, approachable teachers, and extracurricular activities. A shadow day helps to make sure the entire family is on the same page before enrollment. While the benefits for future students are obvious, there is a lot to be gained for our current students as well. Hosting a shadowing student gives them the opportunity to embrace our core values of community, compassion, and service to others. As they welcome a newcomer, they practice hospitality and encouragement, making it a rewarding experience for all parties.

Who To Shadow

Do you know any families who currently call Eastern Christian Schools home? Many students choose to shadow a family friend, which makes the day even more exciting. If you don’t know anyone in your child’s grade, no problem! We can pair your student with someone of the same age, gender, academic and extracurricular interests, making the shadow day a fun and comfortable opportunity to build new friendships.

Schedule Your Child’s Shadow Experience at Eastern Christian

Are you ready to take the next step towards enrollment at Eastern Christian School? Give your child the added confidence of a shadow day experience. Whether you know someone to shadow, or need to be paired by our staff, we can help your child get an inside look at our school. Schedule your Shadow Day now, or call us at (973) 427-6244 for more information.

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