Westminster Christian School has been providing Christ-centered education to the students and families of Chicago`s Northwest suburbs since 1978. Located in Elgin, IL, Westminster Christian School offers an outstanding academic, fine arts, athletic and spiritual education. Classes are available from preschool through 12th grade and provide: ACSI Accredited/ISBE Recognized Resource services available 13:1 student/teacher ratio Financial assistance available Award-winning fine arts - visual and performing Quality IHSA sanctioned athletic programs (5th-12th grade) Westminister Christian School is so much more than a school. WCS inspires students in a grace-filled learning community to: Discover God and His creation Develop their unique gifts and abilities Display Christ confidently in their lives Visit our website or call Westminster Christian School to learn more.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 268 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,575
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Westminster Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:

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Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia, learning disabilities (mild to moderate), ADHD, PDD/NOS, Mild Autism, Aspergers Syndrome and Vision and Hearing impaired
Year Founded
1978

Student Body

Total Students
268 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
6%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Westminster Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
33%
Average Class Size
20 students
Number of AP Courses
6 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP English, AP Physics, AP Spanish, AP US History, See Curriculum Guide on our website for a full listing of college/dual credit courses available.
Average ACT score
24
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Modest and appropriate)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Preschool A: $1,850 PreK A (half day): $2,350, PreK B (full day): $4,250 Kindergarten (half day): $5,770, Kindergarten (full day): $8,550 Elementary Tuition, Grade 1: $8,900 Grade 2: $9,250, Grade 3: $9,600, Grade 4: $9,950 Grade 5: $10,300, Grade 6: $10,650, Grade 7: $11,000, Grade 8: $11,350 High School Tuition: $12,500
% on Financial Aid
26%
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Beth Lindberg
Admissions Associate
Christine Sheetz

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Crossroads (Compassion Ministry), Future Teachers of America, Mission Trips, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Science Olympiad, Student Government, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Perfoming Arts, Worship Team/Chapel

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Outdoor Club

School Notes

  • WCS, a ministry of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, was founded in 1978 and is located on 22 acres at the western edge of Elgin, just west of Randall Road. The instructional programs at WCS are traditional, teacher-directed, Christ-centered, core academic that use materials selected to reach goals and objectives developed by teachers and board committees through proper needs assessments. The program also includes instruction in art, music, computers, and physical education. The instructional program is defined as college preparatory with graduation requirements that exceed state prescriptions.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
5  
We decided to send our son to Westminster for high school. We knew he would survive in public school, but he would THRIVE at Westminster. It has been worth every penny!
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5  
We were looking for a Christian high school for our two children with a strong science and math program. We found it at Westminster, where they have thrived socially and spiritually as well as academically. Attending a smaller school allowed them to participate in many different activities (including sports, clubs, fine arts, and service organizations), develop enduring relationships, and receive a lot of personalized attention from the incredibly dedicated teachers. Both have especially enjoyed the Science Olympiad program, and the opportunity to compete at the state level. Bottom line: great faculty, great programs, great values, and a great school.
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5  
We currently have 3 elementary aged children at WCS and another on her way to Preschool in a couple of years. We never imagined ourselves as a private school family, but Westminster was a game changer from the moment we stepped foot inside. This is a place our children are growing and thriving, not only in their academics, but in the emotionally, spiritually, and in their character growth, as well. Westminster is a place that is truly set apart. Taste and see....
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5  
As a parent we could not be happier with Westminster. Our children have grown spiritually, academically and socially. I love the close community feel in the school and the love all the teachers show their students. For a small private school there are lots of extracurricular activity which was very important to us. I highly recommend the school for a fantastic Christian education.
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5  
We have three children at WCS. Our experience has been incredible. All of their teachers have shown a care and compassion for our children that is moving. The school's commitment to academic excellence has only been enhanced by its current Head of School Steve Hall. This school is a bright rising star in K-12 Christian academia. We are thankful for being part of the WCS community and pray for God's continued blessing on the school and the community at large.
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5  
Amazing place that has nurtured my daughters in their faith, giftedness and provided an exceptional education experience.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 268 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,575
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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