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:
List of 3 items.
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.
Provide students a safe environment with high personal, moral and social standards.
Expect accountability and ethical behavior.
Enhance the gifts of students with special needs in an integrated environment such as our high school Options Program.
Accept and embrace those with different faiths, social, ethnic and economic backgrounds.
Encourage students to seek a balanced life through the development of their artistic, physical and intellectual talents.
Celebrate a spirit of active community involvement and service.
Encourage students, faculty and staff to be responsible citizens who use their intellect and talent in loving service to others.
Encourage students to develop a lifetime commitment to the seven principles of Catholic social teaching.
“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: