Western Mennonite School equips students for a life of faith and learning.
WMS is fully accredited and meets the academic requirements of the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools and the Oregon Department of Education criteria for private schools, and the Mennonite Education Agency.
Students, faculty, and staff engage in corporate worship experiences that challenge and enrich their lives as a community of Christian believers.
Weekly small group meetings build a support base for students and enable personal, intimate relationships to develop.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked OR School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 140 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,600
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Year Founded
1945
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
140 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
21%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Western Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
28%
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
10 courses
Advanced Courses
Biology, Calculus, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Human Geography, Pre-Calculus, Psychology, Spanish Language and Composition, Spanish Literature and Culture, U.S. History
Average SAT score
1090
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$7,110 - Middle School $8,600 - High School
% on Financial Aid
42%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$2,790
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Rich Martin
Admissions Associate
WMS Office

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Art Club, Athletics, Book Club, Drama, International Club, Music (choir & band), National Honor Society (NHS), Swing Dance Club

School Notes

  • Western Mennonite School (WMS), grades 6-12, is dedicated to quality education and the spiritual nurture of students. Western was established in 1945 by the Pacific Northwest Conference of the Mennonite Church. While its Mennonite roots still shape the school today, it is enriched by denominational diversity along with cultural diversity. Students come to Western's beautiful 45-acre wooded campus from across the Willamette Valley, the Pacific Northwest, and around the world. Western is fully accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools and offers students the personal attention of a small school and the opportunities of a large school. Western's exceptional faculty and staff strive to help students realize their potential-academically, socially, and spiritually.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Western Christian School cost?

Western Christian School's tuition is approximately $8,600 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of Western Christian School?

The acceptance rate of Western Christian School is 90%, which is higher than the national average of 88%.

What sports does Western Christian School offer?

Western Christian School offers 6 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball and Volleyball.

What is Western Christian School's ranking?

Western Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Oregon for: Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for Western Christian School?

The application deadline for Western Christian School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked OR School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 140 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,600
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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