history of eastside christian school bellevue church buildingHistory and Mission of Eastside Christian School

Eastside Christian School was established in 1969 as a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to serving the families of Eastside communities. Over 50 years later, ECS continues to be a place where Christian educators partner together with parents to prepare preschool through eighth grade students for lives of leadership and service.

One reason we believe we accomplish this very high goal is because of the great value we place on each child as a unique individual created in the image of God. Another reason is our commitment to small class sizes, and therefore personalized attention for all aspects of optimal growth: academic, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and physical.

“Academic Excellence, Commitment to Christ”

Our Mission is to engage our students, families and community in a Christ-centered learning environment where high standards and expectations and a commitment to the joyful pursuit of excellence are established. Our intention is to ensure that each student develops a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ, acquires the skills and knowledge necessary to achieve academic excellence, and becomes a dedicated servant of the Lord, well equipped to impact this world for His glory.

Vision & Values

Our Vision is to provide all students with a Christ-centered learning experience in which each student (1) develops a meaningful relationship with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit as reported by the students themselves; (2) meets or exceeds all current academic standards as indicated by our adopted assessments; and (3) has a fruitful ministry as measured by their testimony.

Our caring, professional staff of state-certified teachers is committed to providing the best educational opportunities where the students develop their abilities and talents in a distinctly Christian atmosphere.  In partnership with parents and students, we aim for the following ideals:

  • Growing and maturing in Christian faith
  • Seeking and discovering God’s plan for our lives
  • Providing strong academics for each student
  • Becoming productive citizens for our country
  • Being a transforming influence in our community

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


ECS is approved by the State of Washington and is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

ECS is conveniently located near Seattle in the city of Bellevue, Washington just minutes northeast of the I-90 and I-405 intersection, near Bellevue College.  We serve families living and working in Bellevue, Renton, Newcastle, Issaquah, Snoqualmie, Sammamish, Redmond, Kirkland, Mercer Island, and beyond.