East Boston Central Catholic School rests on a foundation of Christian beliefs. The philosophy of the school reflects the values and ideals of all those who have a vital part in the growth, development, and life of the school. The effectiveness of its philosophy is measured by the attitudes, behavior, and daily living of the students, parents, and faculty who have assimilated it. The philosophy of the school stresses the need for "community among people" as a basic strategy for students and faculty to value in coping with the perplexities and decisions of an ever-changing society.
Therefore, the staff commits itself to implement, uphold, and support the guidelines on Christian education in its three-fold purpose as set down by the Bishops' Pastoral Message on Catholic schools. Specifically the staff strives:
• to integrate the Gospel message with the rest of learning and living;
• to provide a contemporary understanding and experience of Christian community that will enable students to address with sensitivity the multiple problems which face individuals and society today;
• to foster and encourage in students an orientation toward Christian values by helping them acquire the skills, virtues, and habits of heart and mind required for effective service to themselves and others.
In light of this three-fold mission, all those involved in the school (students, teachers, staff, parents, clergy, and administration) are encouraged to work earnestly to make the school a community of faith that is indeed "living, conscious, and active".