West Shore Christian Academy
5.00 (5 reviews)
Tel: (717)737-3550 Ext. 144
- West Shore Christian Academy is an Evangelical Christian college preparatory school (PreK-12th grade).
- Our mission is to partner with families to provide Christ-centered education that sharpens minds, deepens faith, and develops gifts.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)|
Mid Atlantic Christian Schools Association (MACSA)
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-12|
|Total Students||344 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 22%
|Students 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|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Advanced Courses||American History, Biology, Calculus, English Language, English Literature, European History, Psychology|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$7,165|
|Tuition Notes||Pre-K $2,150 Grades K-5 $7,165 Grades 6-8 $7,890 Grades 9-12 $8,075|
|Admissions Director||Mary Beth Gilge|
|Total Sports Offered||7 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,|
Cross Country, Lacrosse,
Soccer, Track and Field,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||4 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir Club, Musical Theatre
Profile last updated:
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Carlisle Grades: K-12 | 22 students
54 S Bedford Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
(717)249-8540 12 K-12
We have been parents at West Shore Christian Academy for 5 years. We couldn't be happier. We chose WSCA because of the high academic standards and Biblical integration. We feel that our children are being challenged academically, while growing in their faith and character. It is exactly what we were looking for and we found a school family in the process. We highly recommend WSCA.
- Posted by Parent - JG
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 - bethl
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 - jlcul
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 - messi
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 - rpepp
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