|Eastern Christian High School|
50 Oakwood Avenue
|NCES School ID||02044443|
|Grades||9 - 12|
|Enrollment||370 (as of 2017–18)|
|Student to teacher ratio||11:1|
|Color(s)|| Blue and|
|Athletics conference||North Jersey Interscholastic Conference|
|Tuition||$7,138 – $14,275|
Eastern Christian High School (ECHS) is a private Christian high school located in North Haledon, in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. The high school is a part of the Eastern Christian School Association which also has a middle school (ECMS) in Wyckoff, and an elementary school (ECES) and preschool in Midland Park. ECHS accepts students from anywhere in New Jersey.
As of the 2017–18 school year, the school had an enrollment of 370 students and 33.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11:1. The school's student body was 51.6% (191) White, 27.0% (100) Asian, 9.7% (36) Black, 8.6% (32) Hispanic and 2.7% (10) two or more races.
Eastern Christian follows a program called "Faith in Action" in which every student in the high school is required to complete a certain amount of volunteer hours in order to get their high school diploma. In 2015, Eastern Christian School was recognized as a National School of Character and was rated as one of "The 50 Best Christian Schools in America."
The Eastern Christian Eagles participate in the North Jersey Interscholastic Conference, which is comprised of small-enrollment schools in Bergen, Hudson, Morris and Passaic counties, and was created following a reorganization of sports leagues in Northern New Jersey by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). Prior to the NJSIAA's realignment that took effect in the fall of 2010, Eastern Christian was a member of the smaller Bergen-Passaic Scholastic League (BPSL). With 280 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2019–20 school year as Non-Public B for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 37 to 366 students in that grade range (equivalent to Group I for public schools).
The school participates as the host school / lead agency in a joint softball team with Hawthorne Christian Academy. In turn, Hawthorne Christian is the host school for a joint baseball team. These co-op programs operate under agreements scheduled to expire at the end of the 2023–24 school year.
The boys soccer team won the non-public state championship in 1965 (defeating Saint Joseph Regional High School of Montvale in the finals), and won the Non-Public B title in 1969 (vs. St. Rose High School), 1972 (vs. Morris Catholic High School), 1974 (vs. Academy of St. Aloysius), 1976 (vs. St. Rose), 1980 (vs. St. Augustine Preparatory School). The 1965 team won the Parochial state championship with a 3-1 win against St. Joseph of Montvale. The 1969 team finished the season with a 14-2-2 record after winning the Parochial B state title with a 6-0 victory against St. Rose of Belmar in the championship game. A 6-0 win in the playoff finals against Morris Catholic gave the 1972 team the Parochial B title and a 13-3-1 record for the season. The 1980 team had a 10-3-3 record after defeating St. Augustine by a score of 6-0 in the Parochial B championship game.
The boys tennis team won the Non-Public B&C state championship in 1980, defeating runner-up St. Augustine Preparatory School in the final match of the tournament.
The girls volleyball team won the Group I state championship in 1984 (defeating Park Ridge High School in the final match of the playoff tournament), and in 1990 (vs. Secaucus High School). After dropping the first game, the 1984 team came back to defeat returning champion Park Ridge in three games (9-15, 15-10, 15-9) in the final of the playoffs. The 1990 team finished the season with a record of 24-3 after winning the Group I title by defeating Secaucus in three games (15-11, 5-15, 15-9) in the tournament finals.
In 2007, the girls soccer team, seeded #2, won the North B state sectional championship with a 3-0 win over top-seeded Gill St. Bernard's School in the tournament final, the team's first title in this section. The team moved on to win the Group B state championship with a 2-1 win over Bishop Eustace High School.
Cross country runner Kristen Traub won the Non-Public B individual title in 2009.
In 2010, Eastern Christian won its first North Non-Public B state sectional track and field title, edging second-place team Villa Walsh Academy by a margin of 126-123.
The girls spring track team was the Non-Public B state champion in 2014.