Westlake Christian School

1551 Belcher Road
Palm Harbor, FL 34683-0346
Tel: (727)781-3808
Grades: K-8 | 491 students
Our approach to education is guided by the belief that God has gifted each student with unique talents and abilities.
Westlake partners with the home to help identify, nurture, and develop these gifts.
We believe students learn better in classrooms designed to meet them at their individual level in all areas: academic, spiritual, social, emotional, and physical. We prepare the next generation of leaders, our students, to be the best thinkers and problem-solvers as they leave our halls and move into high school.
The Westlake student experience is characterized by three distinct elements: Westlake students encounter a challenging, rigorous academic program that promotes excellence through the use of research-based curricula and a best practices instructional approach.
Westlake students encounter a commitment to Biblical truth and Christian character.
The goal of ongoing personal, spiritual development is incorporated into the community, culture, and classroom.
Westlake students encounter an innovate 21st Century Learning environment and philsophy through a focus on readiness skills. Westlake's students perform well academically, having placed in the top ten percent in the country on standardized assessments over the years.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
AdvancED
Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC)
Religious Affiliation Methodist
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Speech therapy/support offered through Pinellas County
Year Founded 1995
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2012

Student Body

Total Students 491 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
3%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade Westlake Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size 18 students
Number of AP Courses 4 courses

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $7,375
Tuition Notes 2015-2016
% on Financial Aid
5%
Average Financial Aid Grant $2,000
Acceptance Rate
70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Jayanne K. Roggenbaum
Admissions Associate Amanda Hensley

Sports

Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCheering,
Cross CountryFlag Football,
GolfSoccer,
SoftballTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Chess Club, Choral Club, Drama Club, Greek School, Interscholastic Sports Program (5th-8th), Karate Club, Mandarin Chinese Program, Math Teams, Odyssey of the Mind Teams, Sports Academy for Kindergarten through Fourth Grades Art Club, Chess Club, Choral Club, Drama Club, Greek School, Karate Club, Math Teams, Interscholastic Sports Program (5th-8th),
Mandarin Chinese Program,
Odyssey of the Mind Teams,
Sports Academy for Kindergarten through Fourth Grades,

School Notes

  • Named National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
  • Accredited by the Florida Kindergarten Council, the Florida Council of Independent Schools, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/AdvancED
  • Well-rounded, Rigorous, College Preparatory Environment
  • Integration of the Biblical Worldview
  • Technology Integration in All Subjects
  • Duke University Talent Identification Program
  • High School Credit Courses in Middle School
  • Award-winning Academic Teams, Art, and Music
  • Odyssey of the Mind
  • Robofest Competition
  • On-site Preschool, Before and After Care
  • Summer School Scholars Program
  • Robust, Varied Electives
  • Small Class Sizes Led by Experienced, Dedicated Faculty
  • Specials/Enrichment Classes
  • Competitve Athletics for Grades 5-8
  • State-of-the-art Technology Program
  • New Science Lab
  • Theatrical Productions
  • After School activities for all grade levels starting at Kindergarten, including Mandarin Chinese, Chess, Karate, Sports Academy, Greek School, Art Club, Chorus Club, and more.
  • Fine Arts Emphasis

Profile last updated: 01/10/2016

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