West Shore Christian Academy

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Mid Atlantic Christian Schools Association (MACSA)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1973

Student Body

Total Students344 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
3%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade West Shore Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
43%
Average Class Size20 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAmerican History, Biology, Calculus, English Language, English Literature, European History, Psychology

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,165
Tuition NotesPre-K $2,150 Grades K-5 $7,165 Grades 6-8 $7,890 Grades 9-12 $8,075
Admissions DirectorMary Beth Gilge

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryLacrosse,
SoccerTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir Club, Musical Theatre

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Mechanicsburg
    Grades: NS-12 | 57 students
    0.6 miles
    4681 E Trindle Road
    Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
    (717)761-7000
    0.6 NS-12
    57
  • Harrisburg
    Grades: K-12 | 305 students
    12.5 miles
    2000 Blue Mountain Pkwy
    Harrisburg, PA 17112
    (717)545-3728
    12.5 K-12
    305
  • Carlisle
    Grades: NS-12 | 112 students
    12.7 miles
    1412 Holly Pike
    Carlisle, PA 17015
    (717)249-3692
    12.7 NS-12
    112
  • Carlisle
    Grades: K-12 | 22 students
    12 miles
    54 S Bedford Street
    Carlisle, PA 17013
    (717)249-8540
    12 K-12
    22
  • Elizabethtown
    Grades: PK-12 | 413 students
    19.1 miles
    629 Holly Street
    Elizabethtown, PA 17022
    (717)367-1649
    19.1 PK-12
    413

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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