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About EC

Our Mission

Eastside Catholic School is a Catholic faith-based educational community where students learn to integrate their thinking and believing in ways that encourage intellectual excellence, nurture relationships and inspire a life of leadership and service to others.
The three touchstones of Eastside Catholic School:
Academic Excellence

Eastside Catholic School students will:

  • Be inspired to pursue studies that foster God’s gifts of curiosity, creativity, and spirit of wonder leading to a love of independent scholarship.
  • Act as fair-minded and self-reflective critical thinkers by practicing the following habits of mind: intellectual courage, humility, empathy, integrity and perseverance.
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Relationships

Eastside Catholic School will encourage students to:

  • Explore their personal relationship with God by deepening their understanding of what it means to be a person of faith and a member of a faith community.
  • Acquire a love and appreciation of self.
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Servant Leadership

Eastside Catholic School will:

  • Guide students by using the teachings of the Catholic Church and loving example of Jesus Christ.
  • Cultivate true leaders who positively influence others through their example.
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“The human spirit must be cultivated in a such a way that there results a growth in its ability to wonder, to understand, to contemplate, to make personal judgments, and to develop a religious, moral and social sense.”

- Pope John Paul II
The seven principles of Catholic Social Teachings are summarized as follows:
  1. Life and Dignity of the Human Person
  2. Call to Family, Community and Participation
  3. Rights and Responsibilities
  4. Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
  5. The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers
  6. Solidarity (loving our neighbors)
  7. Care for God’s Creation