West Shore Christian Academy

201 West Main Street
Camp Hill, PA 17011-0170
Tel: (717)737-3550
Grades: PK-12 | 348 students
West Shore Christian Academy, a ministry of Bible Baptist Church, is an Evangelical Christian college preparatory school (pk-12).
Our mission is to partner with families to develop, nurture, and equip students to positively influence the world for Christ.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Mid-Atlantic Christian Schools Association (MACSA)
Religious Affiliation Baptist
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported National Institute of Learning Development
Year Founded 1973

Student Body

Total Students 348 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade West Shore Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 20 students
Number of AP Courses 7 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses American History, European History, Biology, English Language, English Literature, Calculus, Psychology
Average SAT score 1161

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $5,700
Tuition Notes Pre-K (3 Day) $1,875 Pre-K (2 Day) $1,475 Grades K-5 $5,700 Grades 6-8 $6,275 Grades 9-12 $6,425


Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountrySoccer,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes:

  • West Shore Christian Academy, a ministry of Bible Baptist Church, is an Evangelical Christian college preparatory school (pk-12). Our mission is to partner with families to develop, nurture, and equip students to positively influence the world for Christ.

Profile last updated: 10/20/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Heritage Christian Academy (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Childrens Garden Of St Johns Lutheran Church (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Childrens Garden Of St Johns Lutheran Church (0.3 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Shiremanstown
    The Childrens Garden Of St Johns Lutheran Church
    Daycare / Preschool (Other Lutheran)
    Grades: PK-KG | 174 students
    0.3 miles
    44 W Main St
    Shiremanstown, PA 17011
  • Mechanicsburg
    Grades: PK-12 | 54 students
    0.6 miles
    4681 E Trindle Road
    Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
  • Camp Hill
    Trinity High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 615 students
    1 miles
    3601 Simpson Ferry Rd
    Camp Hill, PA 17011
  • Camp Hill
    Oakwood Baptist Day School
    Daycare / Preschool (Baptist)
    Grades: NS-K | 41 students
    1.1 miles
    4315 Chestnut Street
    Camp Hill, PA 17011
  • Camp Hill
    Grades: PK-3 | 78 students
    1.2 miles
    1007 Ranavilla Ave
    Camp Hill, PA 17011

School Reviews

I am the parent of two children at West Shore Christian Academy. My husband and I considered several private schools, but what ended up being the deciding factor was the Christian based education that reinforces what my husband and I teach at home. The student to teacher ratio is appropriate for individualized attention and for getting to know the students well. Both children love and respect their teachers and they enjoy school.
- Posted by Parent, 09/02/15
I am high school student at West Shore Christian Academy. I love that at this school I am surrounded by students and teachers that encourage me in my faith. I also enjoy participating in extra-curricular activities. Because the school is smaller, I get the chance to participate on the robotics team, the sports teams as well as the speech/debate team. At bigger schools, I might not be given the chance to do all of these different things. The teachers encourage me to go above and beyond in my academic studies and because the class sizes are small, they take a personal interest in me.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 08/18/15
Our daughter just completed kindergarten at West Shore Christian Academy, and we couldn?'t be more pleased with her experience there. She had a fabulous teacher who was exactly the type of Christian role model we would want in her life. Her teacher was creative, fun, and serious about her own faith. She challenged her students to live wholeheartedly for God and used Scripture to guide them through the difficult situations young kids find themselves in with friends??sharing, taking turns, being patient, etc. We saw tremendous growth in our daughter??not just as she learned to read, write, tell time, count money and other academic things, but as she developed as a kind, compassionate, praying little girl with a generous servant?'s heart. We are certain that WSCA is a very worthwhile investment.
- Posted by Parent, 06/22/15
My children love West Shore Christian Academy. The low student/faculty ratio gives them individualized attention in the classroom. In addition, because the teachers and administrators know the students, my children have been granted the opportunity to be involved in the athletic teams, service projects, speech/debate team, student government and robotics. In particular as a parent I like the emphasis that is is placed on educating the "whole student. The academic standards are high and there is quality education from an academic stand-point; however, students are are also challenged to grow in their character, faith and socially.
- Posted by Parent, 05/12/15

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