East Catholic High School

School Overview

A National Blue Ribbon School in Manchester, Connecticut, East Catholic High School produces high achieving graduates every year. Its extensive list of courses and extracurricular activities cultivates lifelong learning and wholesome development. Offering comprehensive curriculum and co-curricular programs, East Catholic High School gives students the freedom to challenge and express themselves.

Highlights of the School

  • National Blue Ribbon School
  • Academic rigor and variety of extracurricular activities
  • 1:1 iPad program
  • University Credit Courses with Yale University and University of Connecticut
  • State-of-the-art facilities with a strong focus on STEM programs
  • Beautiful family like residences in two 100+-year-old mansions

Location Details

  115 New State Rd, Manchester, CT

East Catholic High School is a co-ed Catholic preparatory and boarding school serving students grades 9-12. Faculty and staff believe that a student who is self-directed and can think critically will have an edge in today’s competitive business and academic climate. Offering comprehensive curriculum and co-curricular programs, East Catholic High School gives students the freedom to challenge and express themselves.

  • Year Established: 1961
  • School Accreditation/Certification: Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Grades: 9 – 12
  • Number of students in School: 720
  • Percentage of International Students: 7%
  • Average Class Size: 18
  • Campus Size: 40 plus acres
  • School Facilities: 2 gymnasiums and fields, fitness center, swimming pool, off campus golf course
  • Religious Affiliation: Catholic
  • 24 Honors Courses: Literary Arts, American Literature, English III, Senior English, Creative Writing, Science Fiction, Bible Survey, Church & Sacraments, Faith & Ethics, Christian Life, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Probability & Statistics, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Latin 1 2 3 4, French 1 2 3 4 5, Spanish 1 2 3 4, World Civilizations, US Government, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Forensic Science, ECCE, Music Theory, Jazz Band
  • 13 AP Courses: Biology, British Literature, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, European History, Music Theory, Physics, Studio Art 2D, Studio Art, Drawing, US History
  • International Student SAT Average: 1800
  • Famous University/College Close to School: University of Connecticut, Yale University


  • Beginner Art, Graphic Art Design, Sculpture, Visual Arts, Vocal



  • Fall: Cross Country, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Football, Soccer, Volleyball
  • Winter: Basketball, Hockey, Indoor Track, Swimming, Wrestling
  • Spring: Baseball, Equestrian, Golf, Lacrosse, Outdoor, Softball, Tennis, Track


  • Fall: Cross Country, Equestrian, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball
  • Winter: Basketball, Cheerleading, Hockey, Indoor Track,
  • Spring: Baseball, Equestrian, Golf, Lacrosse, Outdoor Softball, Tennis, Track

Art, Bridge, Chess, Concert, Band, Dance, Debate, Film, History, International, Jazz Band, Math, National Honor Society, Ping Pong, Reading, Robotics, Science, Service, Ski, Student Ambassadors, Student Government, Student Newspaper, Visual Arts, Yearbook

The international residential program is a hybrid of home stay and boarding. International students enjoy the American family environment with a boarding school structure. The residence halls are located right outside of campus in single-family homes where students are supervised and taken care of 24/7. Doubles, Triples, and Quads sized rooms are available in the dormitory. With scheduled weekend activities like bowling, shopping, and skiing, international students at East are happy to stay with their family of residential staff and students from all over the world.

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