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Eastside Catholic School Photo #1 - The Eastside Catholic School campus is situated on 50 acres on Sammamish plateau and surrounded by protected wetlands and forest.
Eastside Catholic School is an independent,educational community guided by faith, where students in grades 6-12 learn to integrate their learning and growth in ways that encourage intellectual excellence, nurture relationships and inspire a life of leadership and service to others. Our exceptional college preparatory program fosters intellectual curiosity, academic discipline and critical thinking in asupportive and caring environment for middle and high school students. Since 1980, EC students explore, pursue and achieve in abroad spectrum of interests including drama,science, art, music, athletics, technology, debate and more.
Eastside Catholic is also home to the Options Program, an individualized special educationprogram for high school students withintellectual disabilities.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 827 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $26,300
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 6 / Feb. 7 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Eastside Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Yes
Year Founded
1980
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
827 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
21%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
Eastside Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
76 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
62%
Average Class Size
19 students
Number of AP Courses
24 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Advanced Algebra, American Literature Honors, AP American Government, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP Computer Science, AP English Language and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP French, AP Human Geography, AP Literature and Composition, AP Music Theory, AP Physics B, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP United States History, AP World History, Biology Honors, British Literature Honors, Chemistry Honors, English 10 Honors, English 9 Honors, Geometry Honors, Integrated Algebra/Geometry Honors, Integrated Social Science and Humanities Honors, Physics Honors, Theology Honors, Theology Honors, Unitied States History Honors, UWHS French 103, UWHS Math 120, UWHS Spanish 103, World History Honors
Average SAT score
1308
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Middle School students wear uniforms)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 6 / Feb. 7 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
29% of students receive need-based tuition assistance. Average amount of tuition assistance offered in 2019-20 was $14,220.
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer Camp program - Costs vary by class and number of courses
% on Financial Aid
29%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$14,200
Admissions Director
Anastasia Bennett

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
26 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
A - Z Club, Bamba Club, Battle of the Books, Black Student Union, Breakout Business, Chinese Culture Club, Circle of Friends, Creative Writing Club, DECA, Finding Kind, Fishing Club, French National Honor Society, Geography Bee, Girl Up, Green Team, Japanese Film Arts Appreciation, Junior Statesmen of America, Leadership Team, National Honor Society, Robotics Club, Rocket Club, Ski Bus, Spanish National Honor Society, Speech and Debate, Spelling Bee, Ultimate Frisbee

School Notes

  • 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. Founded in 1980, the school is governed by an elected board of trustees. It is the only seven-year co-educational Catholic school located east of Seattle on the Sammamish Plateau. EC offers a college preparatory curriculum with a wide range of courses and activities. The Eastside Catholic community is comprised of 865 students, 120 faculty and staff members and more than 4,600 alumni.
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
5  
EC does a great job of developing the whole student. Teachers, staff, and administrators care about each student's well-being and want them to excel socially and emotionally on top of academics. There are challenging academics and as alumni, I feel like I was properly prepared for life after high school (college, future jobs and internships, etc.).
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5  
Eastside Catholic is such a great school. The community is so strong and great. All the teachers and the staff want to see you succeed and will go out of their way to help you. Everyone is welcoming when you get there and there are so many ways you can get involved at EC.
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5  
Eastside Catholic has been a wonderful school for our three children. As many families are kids are unique to one another and yet they have all had a great experience at EC. They have wonderful friends, great teachers, a strong sense of community and belonging. They continue to learn character and morality through the strong leadership at the school. EC has met each of our children "where they were at" and helped foster their confidence, curiosity and developed them to have a true sense of themselves.
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5  
Eastside Catholic provides a fabulous academic education in a faith-filled environment. The students are well prepared academically and go on to attend excellent universities. The students also have many clubs and activities to choose from, like Robotics, String Orchestra, Choir, Band, Leadership, Finding Kind, Earth Corps/Green Team, Business Breakout, DECA, Junior Statesman, and more, where students can find their passion and open doors to great careers. Excellent teachers in a college-like campus
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5  
EC has been an amazing experience for our three kids who have experienced both the middle school and high school setting. The values and focus on community giving, social responsibility and academic excellence have prepared our kids for a bright future. We highly recommend EC to any prospective parent and student considering EC and have been more than pleased with the culture and experience our kids benefitted from being a part of such a wonderful community.
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5  
You can't beat Eastside Catholic's college prep and student atmosphere. There are plenty of AP and Honors offerings and students can choose which ones they want to take. The kids are inclusive to everyone - no matter what friend group you're in, you're accepted by everyone. These kids work hard, but lift each other up and have fun.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 827 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $26,300
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 6 / Feb. 7 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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