West Hills Christian School

Nestled in the foothills of Southwest Portland, Oregon, West Hills Christian School has been providing a quality Christian education to families of the Pacific Northwest for more than 70 years. Through a compelling combination of quality teachers, first-rate enrichment classes, superb facilities and a commitment to strong academic, athletic and extracurricular programs, West Hills provides a dynamic, supportive learning environment where students are both challenged and loved well.As a non-denominational Christian school, our school community represents 71 different local churches in the greater Portland area.
While our school has stewarded growth and improvement over time, our mission remains unchanged: to provide an exceptional Christian education in accordance with God's Word for students in kindergarten through 8th grade.
Three generations of alumni have returned to educate their children here-we encourage you to schedule a tour and find out why!.

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Top Rankings

West Hills Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Oregon for:

School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
340 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
West Hills Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
25 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Cost varies per student grade level
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Laurie Becker


Total Sports Offered
4 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Band, Chess Club, Lego Robotics

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorale Chorus

School Notes

  • Independent, non-denominational Christian school serving kindergarten through eighth grade
  • Southwest Portland campus located five minutes from I-5 and fifteen minutes from downtown Portland
  • Established in 1949, a private school founded on Christian traditions and biblical values
  • 320 students from Portland and surrounding communities
  • Two classrooms per grade level, ideal class sizes
  • Relationship and character-building experiences through chapel and field trips
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of West Hills Christian School?
The acceptance rate of West Hills Christian School is 92%, which is higher than the national average of 89%.
What sports does West Hills Christian School offer?
West Hills Christian School offers 4 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Swimming, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is West Hills Christian School's ranking?
West Hills Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Oregon for: Largest student body and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for West Hills Christian School?
The application deadline for West Hills Christian School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is West Hills Christian School located?
West Hills Christian School is located in the Southwest Portland neighborhood of Portland, OR. There are 26 other private schools located in Southwest Portland.

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Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Portland, OR is $12,224 for elementary schools and $14,116 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Portland, OR is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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