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About EC

Welcome to Eastern Christian School



Nothing is more important to the health of the individual, family, church, community and nation than the education of our children into responsible adulthood.

There are many fine teachers in our public schools, but parents who are concerned with their children’s spiritual welfare as well as academic goals should consider carefully the option of Christian day schools. In some circumstances, families feel they may have to sacrifice academic quality for their children to receive a distinctively Christian education. The commitment of Eastern Christian School is to make that choice unnecessary. We believe that Eastern Christian provides quality education in addition to these advantages:

  • the fostering of an intelligent and personal commitment to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
  • the study of God’s infallible Word
  • individualized attention to each student
  • the development of a keen moral sense in personal and public matters
  • the preparation for a life of Christian discipleship.

As the oldest and largest Christian day school in the New York Metropolitan area, Eastern Christian’s commitment to academic excellence is measured by its faculty, facilities, and progressive curriculum. It is also affiliated with Christian Schools International, which includes 425 school systems in the United States and Canada. The faculty is New Jersey State certified with an average teaching experience of 15 years; almost half having earned advanced degrees.

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Its three campuses are located in Wyckoff, Midland Park and North Haledon. Spacious and well-equipped, each building is designed to meet the particular educational needs of elementary, middle and high school students. Curriculum evaluation and enhancement is a continual process energized by the professional staff in order to make learning at Eastern Christian exceptional.

The tradition at the heart of Eastern Christian is a Reformed perspective which places God at the center of every aspect of education while providing insight into the majesty of the Creator. Founded in 1892, Eastern Christian is a school where this rich tradition is evident in everything from an elementary science lesson introducing the wonder of seed germination, to a senior Political Science class discussion on Apartheid; from a literary critique of The Crucible to sounding out the title in a “Big Book” in a kindergarten alphabet lesson; from pennies collected for “World Hunger” to a National Honor Society meeting which is focused on service projects. The curriculum utilizes a holistic approach to education integrating the intellectual, emotional, and physical growth of each student with the spiritual.

In pursuing the the character of Christ, we will:

  • Seek Truth
  • Serve Others
  • Embrace Community
  • Exhibit Compassion
  • Develop Responsibility
  • Strive for Excellence