Mission Statement of Eastside Christian School

“Educating Children in the Christ Inspired, Joyful Pursuit of Excellence”

Purpose Statement

  • Help students grow and mature in their Christian faith
  • Help students discover God’s plan for their lives
  • Provide strong academics for each student
  • Help students to become productive citizens for our country
  • Help our students to be a transforming influence in our community

It is our desire to seek these purposes guided by wisdom and strength from God.

I, Gabby Starkenburg, was put here for a purpose by my Heavenly Father. Jesus has blessed me with the spiritual gifts of faithfulness, service, and leadership. However, sometimes in life, I haven’t been so faithful. One Saturday night in 5th grade, I was seriously doubting God. I had just broken my leg, and it looked like I might have to undergo a surgery. I didn’t think there was a God. If there was, why had this happened to me? I prayed to the Lord that night, “Please show me a sign that you’re real.” The next morning, at church, a girl came up to me. I had never seen her before. She said to me: “I was praying during the service, and Jesus put it on my heart to tell you this verse.” The girl then proceeded to read me Jeremiah 29:11. “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” Ever since that day, I’ve had no doubt in my mind that there is a God. As I go into high school, I will be searching for ways that I can use my spiritual gifts. The best way for me to serve God is by showing mercy, love, compassion, and respect to those around me. I am able to go into high school without fear because I know that ECS has prepared me both academically and spiritually for a great high school experience.

Gabby Starkenburg Mission Statement - Class of 2018

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ECS does not discriminate on the basis of sex, color, race, national or ethnic origin in its policies or program. However, ECS does reserve the right to select students based on its own criteria of spiritual commitment, academic performance, and personal qualifications including a willingness to cooperate with the school administration and to abide by its policies and regulations. Potential disqualifiers may include language barriers, behavioral problems, and special educational needs that our program does not address. ECS administration welcomes a conversation regarding our ability to meet your child’s special academic needs. ECS complies with all WA state age requirements for preschool through middle school. The ECS Board has final authority over registration and any issues should be directed first to the Principal.