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Elementary School at the Midland Park Campus (K- Grade 2)

Upper Elementary School at the Wyckoff Campus (Grades 3-5)

Elementary School

As a parent, you don’t want to have to choose between strong academics and a community with strong Christian values. You want your child to flourish — academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. You want to see them grow while, at the same time, able to soak up those precious moments of childhood. Our elementary (K – Grade 2) and upper elementary (Grades 3-5) program at Eastern Christian is whole-child, Christ-centered education that preserves values and the best parts of being a child, introducing age-appropriate concepts and content at developmentally appropriate stages, delivered from a Biblical worldview to ensure students are well-prepared to be in the world and not of it.

Education Philosophy

At EC, you can expect a solid and diverse academic foundation and a Christian value system that aligns with what you’re modeling at home. Student safety is our top priority, and not just physical safety. We also pursue emotional, social, and spiritual wellbeing through nurturing, supportive teachers, like-minded peers, and a campus community that reflects a Christian worldview.

Your child will feel safe.

We have a dedicated Director of Operations and Student Safety, School Security Officer, and a campus designed for physical, emotional, and social safety, with communications, training, protocols, and counseling services.

Your child will feel loved.

Through our dedicated 40 faculty and staff members, our 300+ preschool and elementary school students feel seen and valued. With small class sizes, we’re able to really know your child.

Your child will learn and discover.

Whether it’s individualized academic support or seeing Christian values modeled in the classroom, your child will unlock their potential, and uncover new interests and passions. 


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“We love the fact that our children get to hear about God everyday at school. The Bible instructs us in Deuteronomy 6:7 to teach the word of God to our children when we sit at home and when we walk along the road, when we lie down and when we get up. Since they spend about seven hours at school each day, we are grateful that they do not miss out on hearing God’s word during this period. Our faith and love for God as a community also unifies us and this helps to bridge cultural differences. We have been blessed with genuine friends.”

Stella and Eric Osae-Twum

A Strong Academic Foundation

Our elementary (Kindergarten – Grade 2) and upper elementary (Grades 3-5) programs are designed to establish a solid academic foundation. As these years are a critical time for establishing strong roots, we have intentionally built our curriculum to ignite interest in core subjects and creative pursuits of art, music, and interdisciplinary learning.

Our Christian curriculum is rooted in a 21st-century approach. In addition to art, library, music, and P.E., elementary students participate in a STEAM class on a weekly basis: a hands-on class incorporating science, technology, engineering, art, and math, and helps students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills as they collaborate with their classmates to build, create and code. 

Beginning in kindergarten, students receive daily phonics instruction through Fundations. This skill practice, coupled with other components of our language arts curriculum, fosters growth in reading fluency and comprehension and instills a love of reading.  

At the elementary level, core skills are developed in: 

  • Bible
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Writing

We use technology to enhance learning with Promethean Boards in every classroom, sets of iPads in kindergarten and grade 1, and our 1:1 Chromebook beginning in grade 2.

Biblical Worldview

At the elementary school level, we encourage students to view the world around them through the lens of the word of God, and we incorporate a Christian worldview into everything we do.

From studying science as God’s creation and math as how God demonstrates an orderly world, Eastern Christian School students are always learning from a biblical perspective. Our teachers affirm their faith as part of the hiring process, and they exercise it through modeling Christian behavior and shepherding students. Bible is a required course for all grades, and weekly chapel is a time of fellowship and worship. We put our faith into action through service learning and mission work — our elementary school students raise money annually to support local ministries. Learn more about how we integrate worldview in the classroom. 

Differentiated Learning

Whether it’s accelerated coursework or academic support, we ensure students can be successful in the classroom no matter their learning style.

Our Horizons Program is designed for learners with demonstrated gifts and talents. Horizons students participate weekly in a small group setting for advanced, in-depth, and conceptually challenging instruction in literacy and/or math. 

Our Owl’s Nest Program for elementary students and The Educational Support Services (TESS) for upper elementary students provides support for those who learn differently or need extra academic reinforcement. With a low student-to-teacher ratio, students experience a variety of multi-sensory, highly structured, and sequenced programs to meet their various academic needs.

A Focus on Character

At Eastern Christian School, character development is part of our curriculum, community, and culture. We are educating tomorrow’s leaders, knowing they will pursue the character of Christ and be transforming agents in a global society. We are one of only seven school districts nationwide, and the only Christian school, to be named a National School District of Character by

Giving back to the community is a big part of EC culture. Students can participate in a variety of service opportunities, whether it’s supporting our local community or a country in a different part of the world.

Partnering with Parents and Families

Eastern Christian School is an independent private school, which means we’re governed by a Board of Directors, largely made up of parents who send their children to our school. 

We believe in partnership with our parents and families. We have many opportunities for parents to get involved, including a very active PTO, room parents, field trip chaperones, worship parents, hot lunch parents, and more!

Meet a Teacher

Dr. Donna Furrey


BABL from Northeastern Bible College
MEd from William Paterson- Language Arts
MEd from William Paterson- Administration
Nova Southeastern University- EdD Educational Administration

“Having been a student at EC, I know first hand the impact that a Chrstian school teacher can have on a student’s life… I am so blessed to have the opportunity to return to EC and share my three loves — love of God, love of teaching, and love of children. What an incredible opportunity to be part of a school that holds both academic excellence and biblical truth in such high regard.”

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Elementary Campus

(Grades K-2)

The Midland Park Campus provides a secure learning environment in beautiful, well-maintained facilities. Both Preschool and Elementary School programs are located on this campus, with age-appropriate playgrounds, educational technology facilities, gymnasium, and dedicated rooms for specials such as music and art.


Upper Elementary Campus

(Grades 3-5)

The Wyckoff Campus houses the Upper Elementary and Middle School programs, located in separate wings of the school. The campus offers a clean, spacious, and safe environment that includes a media center, athletic spaces, gymnasium, music room, art room, and more.