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Teaching Christianly: Sarah Vander Wall, Preschool

What does it mean to ‘Teach Christianly’? Instead of telling you we teach Christianly at Eastern Christian School, we wanted to show it through the testimonies of some of our teachers. This series is a look at the biblical integration happening in every subject and on every campus. Today we explore preschool. Sarah Vander Wall,…

NJPAC’s poetry program helps ECHS student find her voice

Zarah Bethea’s road to becoming a poet started in an unlikely place: with a broken violin. The ECHS sophomore had participated in New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) programs before, specifically taking classes in acting and jazz. However, her pursuit of jazz was cut short in 2020 when her violin broke during COVID shutdown, and…

Teaching Christianly: Ryan Dykstra, HS English

What does it mean to ‘Teach Christianly’? Instead of telling you we teach Christianly at Eastern Christian School, we wanted to show it through the testimonies of some of our teachers. This is the first blog in a series that will take a specific look at the biblical integration happening in every subject and on…

What our HS students had to say about last week

Last week, Eastern Christian High School completed its third Spiritual Emphasis Week in recent history. The event took place during SOAR time, and featured something different each day, ranging from pastor Q&A panels, to featured speakers, to worship, to prayer, to student testimonies. An event like this requires the help of many. We are grateful…

Regional and national competitors at Eastern Christian School

We are thrilled to see our students pursuing excellence inside and outside of school. Below are the stories of three high-performing student-athletes who are grabbing headlines in the sports of synchronized skating, competitive downhill skiing and swimming: Giada Jimenez On January 20, eighth grader Giada Jimenez takes to the ice in The Eastern Synchronized Skating…

Bird’s eye view of the mission of Eastern Christian School

The King James Version of the Bible translates Proverbs 29:18 this way: “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” With this wisdom in mind, before the school leadership met and planned over the summer, they were sent back to read the school’s mission, vision and core values.  Across the school, the community of believers…

When learning meets community need

The next time you find yourself at Newark Liberty International Airport, some of the art might look familiar. That’s because one of the recent murals installed in terminal A—titled Faces of New Jersey—was designed in collaboration with ECHS graphic design students and features the images of EC students and teachers.   The opportunity came as…

A glimpse into EC high school staff

Eastern Christian School is an organization, but it is also a community: a community of individuals who are fellow sojourners in faith. Last month, Eastern Christian High School experienced a powerful move of the Lord during its chapel time as several staff members shared their faith stories. We hope that these staff testimonies and this…

Thankful for community

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. How quickly, in my naivety, I used to skim over that passage! At first glance this sounds so simple. If you have been a Christian for any length of time though you know…

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