Westminster Christian School

6855 Sw 152nd Street,
Miami, FL, 33157
     Tel: (305)233-2030
Grades: PK - 12 | 992 students
Westminster has been serving the Pre-K 3 through 12th grade children of Christian families for over 50 years.
Known for its excellence in academics, fine arts and athletics, Westminster delivers a solid college preparatory education from a distinctly Christian perspective.
Westminster's diverse students are helped to live lives of responsible action as leaders at school and in the community.
 Westminster students enjoy their academic experience and make life-long friends.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Christian Schools of Florida
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported GRASP Program
Year Founded 1961

Student Body

Total Students 992 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Westminster Christian School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 120 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 70%
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 16 courses
Advanced Courses Studio Art,  English Language and Composition,  Spanish,  French,  Calculus,  Statistics,  Biology,  Physics,  Chemistry,  Environmental Science,  United States Government and Politics,  United States History,  World History  
Average SAT score 1550
Average ACT score 23
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(uniforms required)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $17,300
Tuition Notes Tuition rates range from $9,800 for PreK 3 to $17,300 for High School.
% on Financial Aid 15%
Average Financial Aid Grant $2,700
Acceptance Rate 75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Lisa North
Admissions Associate Ethel Ricardo

Sports

Total Sports Offered 14 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
FootballGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Bible Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Foreign Language National Honor Society, French Club, Homeless Ministry, Key Club, Math Honor Society, Math Olympics Team, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Pan Phile, Quiz Bowl, SADD, Science Club, Student Council, Yearbook Bible Club, French Club, Key Club, Pan Phile, Quiz Bowl, SADD, Science Club, Yearbook, Fellowship of Christian Athletes,
Foreign Language National Honor Society,
Homeless Ministry,
Math Honor Society,
Math Olympics Team,
National Honor Society,
National Junior Honor Society,
Student Council,

School Notes:

  • Westminster's Preschool is developmental in concept and encourages children to learn through teacher-directed exploration. Classes are small and offer a variety of learning opportunities including music, computer training, Spanish and art.
  • Elementary students learn the core subjects with their classroom teachers and their horizons are broadened through support classes in physical education, art, computer usage, Spanish, music, and a fantastic World Wonder science enrichment program. A reading lab and learning disability therapy are available to support the academic program.
  • Westminster's Middle School uses theme-based units taught across all academic subjects and utilizes culminating activities for each unit to reinforce the topic studied. The Middle School offers three levels of instruction in academic subjects including honors level classes and, in some subject areas, smaller classes for students who need extra support. Students are offered a variety of elective courses to help them find their gifts and enjoy new experiences.
  • High School students at Westminster are offered a challenging array of courses preparing them for eventual entrance into higher education. Our graduates are routinely accepted at the country's finest colleges and universities. Students may take College-prep level, Honors level or Advanced Placement level courses to fulfill their course requirements for graduation. High School students are encouraged to give back to the community by earning community-service credits, which are a requirement for graduation.
  • All Westminster students, Preschool through High School, study Bible through age-appropriate curriculum material. Students at each level of the school attend weekly chapels which include music and presentations reinforcing God's Word.
  • Students in Preschool through High School receive training in the visual and performing arts. Westminster considers training in the arts to be an essential part of a well-rounded education.
  • Westminster students elect their own Student Councils in the Elementary, Middle and High Schools to organize events and provide leadership. Many clubs are available for students in Middle and High School including academic honors clubs, special interest clubs and service clubs. Elementary students may participate in an after-school club program that includes academic, sports, crafts and special interest clubs. A school-wide yearbook is published annually and includes all levels of the school, Preschool through High School.

Profile last updated: 01/31/2014

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School Reviews

Recommended
1 year ago
Westminster is an excellent school. My students have attended since preschool and are now in high school. They love the environment, the dedication and nurture they receive from the teachers, and the education they are receiving. The WCS community encourages students to thrive and develop their gifts, be it in athletics, fine arts, or in an specific academic area. The campus has the feel of a small college campus - there is a new science building, new elementary school building, and a new student activities center. Great place for your children to grow - both academically and in their faith!
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