How Are We Doing?

The late Ed Koch, Mayor of New York City from 1977 to 1989, was famous for asking his constituents, the residents of the five boroughs, "How'm I doing?" During the recent annual meeting of the Eastern Christian School, our members gathered to approve Eastern Christian's 2014-15 budget and to consider the question, "How are we…

Winter Track Team Wins NJIC Championship Meet

Eastern Christian's girls indoor track team has taken their inaugural season by storm, beating out 15 other teams to clinch the top spot in the NJIC Championship Meet, in addition to achieving numerous other milestones. Among the more notable individual achievements, the 4X400 relay team--featuring runners Blair Bohuny, Erin Van Lenten, Kayla Van Lenten and…

Neither Snow nor Sleet…

We are having quite a snow filled February. Thursday, February 13 produced 14+ inches of snow closing Eastern Christian campuses for the third time this month and the fourth time this winter! Then, overnight into Friday, February 14, a couple of inches of snow caused slick, snow covered roads closing many schools in our area.…

Breaking News!

Eastern Christian School has been selected as a 2014 New Jersey District of Character! In a letter dated January 22, 2014. William Trusheim Dachnowicz, President of the New Jersey Alliance for Social, Emotional, and Character Development (NJASECD) wrote: "Congratulations! Because of the high quality of work represented in your State/National Schools of character application, the…

“Readiness” The Key to Unlocking Learning

Do you remember the exact moment when you were first able to read fluently? Not likely, but ask any early childhood education teacher and they can tell you inspiring story after story about witnessing that moment when a student's face lights up with recognition that s/he can read. In early childhood education we have labeled…

Over the River and Through the Woods: The Metro-New York Boarding Program

It might not go "through the woods", but an Eastern Christian bus is ready to go over, or under, the Hudson River. Students from New York can now come to school on Monday morning, stay with a host family during the week, and return home on Friday afternoon. 7 Reasons Eastern Christian is a compelling…

Happy Thanksgiving

In anticipation of Thanksgiving Day, Eastern Christian students from kindergarten through grade 12 were asked what they loved about their school. As we read the more the more than 500 responses we received to our question, we saw a clear pattern emerge. Our students love being part of a Christian learning community in which they…

Fall Athletic Awards 2013

CROSS COUNTRY Kathryn Post First Team All League Second Team All County Kayla Van Lenten First Team All League First Team All County Jennifer Tartini First Team All League First Team All County Erin Van Lenten Second Team All League First Team All County Kelly Bosloper Honorable Mention All League Honorable Mention All County Hannah…

Common Core Curriculum: Help or Hindrance?

News reporters and political commentators have recently spent considerable air time and column inches either praising the Common Core Curriculum State Standards as a means of ensuring higher quality and more consistent educational standards throughout the United States, or criticizing the Common Core Curriculum State Standards as a politically motivated effort to force a liberal…

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