About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is the transformation of our society through the formation of Christ-centered leaders in the Catholic tradition. Emerald Heights Academy strives to develop the whole person in its students. We do this by nurturing our students’ growth in four areas of formation: academic, spiritual, character, and apostolic

Our curriculum is accelerated and designed to equip our learners with a competitive advantage academically. In addition to a rigorous academic curriculum, we place equal value on character development, spiritual formation and apostolic life. Through these four areas of formation, Emerald Heights Academy is able to teach, educate and form the whole person.

Our mission is reflected in our school motto, Semper Altius, which is Latin for “Always Higher.” Emerald Heights Academy encourages our students to aim high and pursue excellence in all areas of their formation – for God, for their neighbors and for themselves.

Who We Are

Founded by a group of lay Catholic business leaders and Catholic educators, Emerald Heights Academy is a private, independent school on Seattle’s Eastside offering grades PreK3 through 8th Grade. We have been committed to academic excellence in the Catholic tradition since our founding in 1993. We set high academic standards, nurture spiritual growth, foster integrity in character and place a strong emphasis on the giving of oneself in service to others in imitation of Christ.

Nestled in the forested hills of southeast Bellevue, and less than half a mile from the I-90 interchange, our tranquil and picturesque setting is ideal for the accomplishment of the school's educational mission.

Emerald Heights Academy is approved as an educational institution by the Washington State Board of Education and is a member of the Washington Federation of Independent Schools. Under our Non Discrimination Policy, EHA admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to the students at the school. It doesn’t discriminate on the basis of race, color or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic and other school administered programs