Western Mennonite School

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
Religious AffiliationMennonite
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Year Founded1945
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students225 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 21%
Students by GradeWestern Mennonite School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
28%
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses10 courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, 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 score1090
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,600
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 DirectorRich Martin
Admissions AssociateWMS Office

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountrySoccer,
SoftballVolleyball,

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 Clu

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.
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