Westlake Christian School

  • Our approach to education is guided by the belief that God has gifted each student with unique talents and abilities.
  • Westlake partners with the home to help identify, nurture, and develop these gifts.
  • We believe students learn better in classrooms designed to meet them at their individual level in all areas: academic, spiritual, social, emotional, and physical. We prepare the next generation of leaders, our students, to be the best thinkers and problem-solvers as they leave our halls and move into high school.
  • The Westlake student experience is characterized by three distinct elements: Westlake students encounter a challenging, rigorous academic program that promotes excellence through the use of research-based curricula and a best practices instructional approach.
  • Westlake students encounter a commitment to Biblical truth and Christian character.
  • The goal of ongoing personal, spiritual development is incorporated into the community, culture, and classroom.
  • Westlake students encounter an innovative 21st Century Learning environment and philsophy through a focus on readiness skills. Westlake's students perform well academically, having placed in the top ten percent in the country on standardized assessments over the years.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
AdvancED
Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedSpeech therapy/support offered through Pinellas County
Year Founded1995
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2012

Student Body

Total Students491 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeWestlake Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
55%
Average Class Size18 students
Number of AP Courses4 courses

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
5%
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,000
Acceptance Rate
70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJayanne K. Roggenbaum
Admissions AssociateAmanda Hensley

Sports

Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCheering,
Cross CountryFlag Football,
GolfSoccer,
SoftballTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Interscholastic Sports Program (5th-8th)

Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Greek School, Mandarin Chinese Program, Math Teams, Odyssey of the Mind Teams

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Choral Club, Drama Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Karate Club, Sports Academy for Kindergarten through Fourth Grades

School Notes

  • Named National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
  • Accredited by the Florida Kindergarten Council, the Florida Council of Independent Schools, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/AdvancED
  • Well-rounded, Rigorous, College Preparatory Environment
  • Integration of the Biblical Worldview
  • Technology Integration in All Subjects
  • Duke University Talent Identification Program
  • High School Credit Courses in Middle School
  • Award-winning Academic Teams, Art, and Music
  • Odyssey of the Mind
  • Robofest Competition
  • On-site Preschool, Before and After Care
  • Summer School Scholars Program
  • Robust, Varied Electives
  • Small Class Sizes Led by Experienced, Dedicated Faculty
  • Specials/Enrichment Classes
  • Competitve Athletics for Grades 5-8
  • State-of-the-art Technology Program
  • New Science Lab
  • Theatrical Productions
  • After School activities for all grade levels starting at Kindergarten, including Mandarin Chinese, Chess, Karate, Sports Academy, Greek School, Art Club, Chorus Club, and more.
  • Fine Arts Emphasis
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