About ECHS

East Catholic High School offers a Catholic, college preparatory, values-based education for students of all races, creeds, and ethnic origins within an authentically Catholic, yet ecumenically sensitive community. Since its founding in 1961, the school has endeavored to educate the whole person, striving to guide students along the path of achieving academic excellence, personal growth, and social commitment. Students from more than 30 towns in the Greater Hartford and Northeast region of CT choose to attend East Catholic. East Catholic is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the state of Connecticut. It is recognized nationally as a "Blue Ribbon School of Excellence" by the U.S. Department of Education.


  • Enrollment figure for 2014-15 is 720 students.

  • 80% of students at East participate in athletic and/or co-curricular activities.


  • 81% of teachers at East have a master's degree; 19% have 30 hours beyond the master's; two have doctorates.   

  • Support services are provided by a team of five guidance counselors, a social worker, a full-time nurse, two campus ministers, and a priest.


  • 99% of ECHS Class of 2014 graduates attend college; 93.5% attend a four-year college, 4.4% attend a two-year college.

  • 97% of ECHS Class of 2014 took the SATs.

  • Twelve students from the Class of 2014 were recognized as National Merit Commended Scholars.

  • Graduates in the Class of 2014 were offered more than $13.8 million in college scholarships and grants.

  • Honors and/or Advanced Placement courses are offered all four years. Students may earn college credit through Advanced Placement courses. The May 2014 Advanced Placement testing at East Catholic: 90% of the total exams received a 3 or higher, 37% received a 4, 25% received a 5.



  • The school has a mandatory uniform dress code that changes seasonally. Specific information on uniforms and dress code are found in the student handbook.

  • Bus transportation is available from some towns.

CALENDAR     |  full calendar
    • MonMay25 Memorial Day Observed No School
    • TueMay26 Senior Exams
    • WedMay27 Senior Exams
    • WedMay27 Project Graduation Meeting 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    • ThuMay28 Senior Exams

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This site is dedicated in memory of Gerald T. Kolasinski, Jr.
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