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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…

Welcome, Soli Nieves!

Eastern Christian School is pleased to welcome Soli Nieves as a high school history teacher. Soli holds a bachelors in science and arts in psychology and a minor in journalism. She is also in the process of obtaining a masters in divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary with a missions focus. Soli is married to Steven…

Head of School January 2023 Update

As we begin the second semester, we continue to reflect on Psalm 145:13b, “The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does” (NIV). I am so grateful to take this opportunity to reflect on the many ways in which our God has been faithful to Eastern Christian School.   Program…

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…

The high school anticipates Spiritual Emphasis Week

Project Lead, a student spiritual leadership group under the direction of Mr. Jim Uitermarkt and Mrs. Leah Genuario, has unveiled the schedule for this year's Spiritual Emphasis Week. Now in its third year, the first week of the second semester has been set aside as a time to focus on the Lord. Although classes remain…

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…

Fall open house highlights

Eastern Christian School’s season of thanksgiving was abounding as we welcomed 250 guests between High School Preview Day, High School Open House and the Early Childhood Open House (PK-K). We were grateful to explore the value of Christian education with nearly 75 families and continue to pray for wisdom and discernment as they navigate the…

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