Welcome to ECHS!
As a proud graduate of the Class of 1980, I feel truly grateful and privileged to be in this position to serve our alma mater. I can think of no position outside of education where we have the opportunity to form such meaningful relationships with young men and women in developing their faith, their dreams, their hopes and their plans to make a difference in our world. Each day at Elyria Catholic High School, we grow from the experiences we have with our students, parents, alum, faculty and staff, and constituents. We do not take these blessings for granted!
Our founders had a vision in 1948 when they built our school and established the mission. Over 7,500 alum have benefitted from the only co-ed high school on Cleveland’s west side, with a small, nurturing learning environment and personalized approach to teaching that results in educational excellence. 100% of our students graduate with the strong passion to give back and be change agents in our local, state, national and international venues.
Today we feel even stronger that ECHS must personify educational leadership and faith development. It is in the spirit of our founders that we developed our 2016-2020 Strategic Plan, with three goals; Inspired Students, Vibrant Community and Established Leader (link to Panther Prowl). Through this ambitious plan we will continue to “Move EC forward” focusing on the goals with specific data driven strategies. We call our students and community to live their faith, inspire them to give back, acting with kindness, compassion, courage and confidence in service to God, family and community.
Elyria Catholic High School has a state of the art digital community with 1:1 Chromebook initiative allowing students to interact with each other and faculty in real time with Google for Education applications. Smart Boards, 3d printer, broadcasting equipment and dedicated studio with tri caster and cameras, allowing students to develop 21st Century skills. A new partnership with Lorain County Community College allows student to take college level courses on our campus for credit towards a college degree.
ECHS nurtures a culture of academic opportunity to help each student fulfill their individual intellectual potential. We surround them with an engaged community; much like a family who shares a deep pride in our students and a profound commitment to support them inside and outside of the classroom. They can engage in unique opportunities specific to their God given gifts and talents to prepare them for a career steeped in mission of purpose, grounded in faith and giving back.
We welcome you to come and experience what makes Elyria Catholic High School such a special place!