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Eastside Christian School

14615 SE 22nd ST
Bellevue, WA 98007

(425) 641-5570


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Eastside Christian School was established in 1969 as a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to serving the families of Eastside communities. 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.

A caring, professional staff of administrative personnel and state certified teachers is committed to providing the best educational opportunities possible in which students develop their abilities and talents in a distinctly Christian atmosphere.

At ECS we are unified in Christ, yet diverse in ethnicity and background. Over 45% of our students are of a minority decent. We value each individual student because we are all created in God's precious image.

ECS is approved by the State of Washington and is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (A.C.S.I.) Situated on 6-acres, the ECS campus includes twenty classrooms, beautiful chapel, full-size gymnasium, updated computer lab, large outdoor sport court and expansive playgrounds. ECS is conveniently located in Bellevue, Washington just minutes northeast of the I-90 and I-405 intersection.

A Typical Day

Full Day Preschool (4&5 Year Olds)
Class Schedule 2010-2011
Including Before and After School Care
Before School Care
7:30: Children Arrive, Sign-in, Wash Hands
7:30: Choosing Time
7:55: Clean-up, Wash Hands
8:00: Prayer, Snack
8:20: Clean up, Wash Hands
8:25: Story
Full Day Preschool
8:40: Children Arrive Sign-in, Wash Hands
8:45: Table Activity
9:10: Morning Circle Time/Story
9:30: Large Group Activity
9:45: Wash Hands, Prayer, Snack
10:10: Clean-up, Wash Hands
10:20: Recess
10:50: Clean-up, Wash Hands
11:00: Learning Centers/Choosing Time, Handwriting Without Tears
12:05: Clean up, Wash Hands
12:15 Prayer, Lunch
12:45: Clean-up, Wash Hands
12:50: Rest Period or Quiet Book Time
1:50: Clean-up
2:00: (1:30: M-PE)
W, TH-Music
F- Chapel
2:30: Outdoor Play or Choosing Time
2:50: Closing Circle, Coats and Going Home Things
3:00: Dismissal From Full Day Preschool
After School Care
3:00: Recess
3:25: Wash Hands
3:30: Snack
3:50: Clean-up, Wash Hands
4:00: Story
4:20: Group Activity/Bingo/Other Games
4:40: Choosing Time
5:20: Clean up, Circle Time, Story
5:30: Dismissal


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year