East Catholic School was established in 2012 with the mergers of Good Shepherd, St. Maurice and Word of God Schools. The School is supported by a consortium of Parishes: Good Shepherd, Madonna del Castillo, St. Colman, St. John Fisher, St. Maurice and Word of God. East Catholic School has a ministry to serve the students and families of the consortium parishes as well as those from the surrounding area. The School houses classrooms and up-to-date facilities for over 350 students from grades K through Grade 8. All access areas are securely monitored.
East Catholic School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Middle States accreditation is an expression of confidence in East Catholic School's mission, goals and objectives, performance and resources and validates publicly our excellence in education. The Middle States evaluation is an on-going process, requiring the submission of updated plans every three years. After ten (10) years, the School is re-evaluated for continued accrediation. East Catholic School was re-accredited in May 2011. Learn More>>.
Our most current (2011) Middle States Association report on East Catholic School- Designing our Future - is available here.
School hours are 8:00am to 2:30pm, Monday through Friday. After-School programs run after school closes till 6:00pm.
Our most current East Catholic School Handbook is available here.
- that the family provides the basic faith formation for the child
- that through a spirit of understanding and cooperation we create an atmosphere in which teachers, students, and parents can join together in the total faith community
- in educating and respecting the whole child, academically, spiritually, morally, physically, and socially. in establishing an environment that is safe and educationally sound
- in teaching and practicing values such as compassion and respect for differences
- that God created each child with a special set of gifts and talents to be developed with the help of parents and teachers. in challenging and preparing students to make choices based on and rooted in the faith
- in providing opportunities to practice the Gospel values and to serve others not only within the school, but also in the surrounding communities
We integrate Catholic instruction of the Gospel values across the curriculum in kindergarten through eighth grade. We support the inspiring words of Pope John Paul II who stated that, “Christian community is not merely a concept to be taught but a reality to be lived.”
Our mission is to provide our students with the skills to become responsible, educated, and faith-filled leaders of tomorrow in the way that Jesus intended them to be. The faculty and staff of East Catholic School strive to teach, nurture, and help each child develop a personal relationship with God in an educational system that is Christ-centered.
East Catholic School does not discriminate, on the basis of race or national or ethnic origin, admitting students to all the rights and privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded to all students.