History

Building excellence is hard. Good thing we had help.

Our Story

In 1980, a committed group of parents banded together to create a school that would offer their children more than public schools could provide and located east of Lake Washington. The school started out small and scrappy, using rented space, but over the years word spread. It wasn't just the school's unique values-based community, its academic strength or its reputation for athletic accomplishment. Students and families were genuinely happy here, and the spiritual, intellectual and moral growth nurtured at EC translated into long-term life success.

More than 36 years later, Eastside Catholic stands as the premier, faith-based private educational institution on the Eastside, offering outstanding opportunities to nearly 1,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds. The campus is located on 50 beautiful acres with state-of-the-art classrooms, sports facilities, a library and a chapel. The school boasts award-winning arts programs, multiple state championships across both boys and girls sports, and offers an ever-growing roster of programs and activities for grades 6 - 12.

Despite this phenomenal growth and success, the founding principles continue to hold true: to provide a welcoming, faith-based community with a commitment to nurturing every student's unique academic and personal potential.

In an interview filmed in 2015, one of the school's founding members, Kitty Domres, recalls how Eastside Catholic High School came to be.