Eastside Catholic School

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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 a supportive and caring environment for middle and high school students.
Since 1980, EC students explore, pursue and achieve in a broad 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 education program for high school students with intellectual disabilities.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 836 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $29,800
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 4 / Feb. 1 / 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
836 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade
Eastside Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
89 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
55%
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
(Out of 1600)
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Middle School students wear uniforms

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 4 / Feb. 1 / 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
$16,809
Admissions Director
Laura Leach
Admissions Associate
Anastasia Bennett

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
22 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
A - Z Club, Battle of the Books, Black Student Union, Chinese Culture Club, Circle of Friends, Creative Writing Club, DECA, Finding Kind, 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, 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 comprises 835 students, 130 faculty and staff members and more than 5,600 alumni.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Eastside Catholic School cost?
Eastside Catholic School's tuition is approximately $29,800 for private students.
Does Eastside Catholic School offer a summer program?
Yes, Eastside Catholic School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Eastside Catholic School offer?
Eastside Catholic School offers 19 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Drill Team, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball and Wrestling. Eastside Catholic School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Washington for most sports offered.
What is Eastside Catholic School's ranking?
Eastside Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for: Largest student body, Most AP courses offered, Most sports offered and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Eastside Catholic School?
The application deadline for Eastside Catholic School is Jan. 4 / Feb. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 4 / Feb. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
5  
We love EC because of the college prep and academic rigor, the focus on servant leadership, the small class sizes, and the alignment EC has with our core family values. Best decision we've made in our child's education!
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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 (2024)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 836 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $29,800
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 4 / Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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