Mission & Touchstones

"Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds…" Hebrews 10:24

There is no greater or more worthy challenge than educating and nurturing our students to become whole human beings. We use the principles embodied in our mission and touchstones to guide this sacred work.


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 Eastside Catholic Touchstones were developed over the years by the school community and adopted by the board of trustees, to set forth in more detail how we fulfill our mission.

Catholic Identity Statement

At Eastside Catholic, we embrace the charism of St. Francis of Assisi within the Catholic tradition and practice inclusivity by welcoming students of all faith backgrounds. We believe each member of our diverse community brings unique gifts that can be used to foster personal, communal and spiritual growth. Grounded in the Gospel of Jesus and unconditional love, we live this mission through formal liturgy and informal ministries of presence, service and relationship formation.

Contributing to the Eastside Catholic family invites commitment to:

  • Bring one's whole self to a community that values and fosters the growth of the person God has called us to be.
  • Nurture one's interior life, rooted in the Gospel and person of Jesus, welcoming all and learning from all.
  • Cultivate the body, mind, and soul through prayer, study, and extracurricular activities.
  • Be an instrument of God's peace and justice in our hearts, our relationships, our communities and our world.
The human spirit must be cultivated in 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