Westminster Christian School

Westminster Christian School has been providing a Biblical world-view based education to the students and families of Chicago`s Northwest suburbs since 1978. Located in Elgin, IL, Westminster Christian School offers outstanding academics, fine arts, and athletics. Classes are available from preschool through 12th grade. Westminster is ACSI and COGNIA accredited, and ISBE recognized. Resource services and financial assistance are available. The student/teacher ratio is 13:1. We offer award-winning visual and performing fine arts, and quality IHSA sanctioned athletic programs in grades 5-12. Westminister Christian School is so much more than a school. Westminster's mission is to provide a Christ-centered education that develops faith-rooted and life-ready students. Visit our website or call Westminster Christian School to learn more.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 314 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,125
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute

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
314 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Westminster Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
33%
Average Class Size
20 students
Number of AP Courses
10 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Language, AP Literature, AP Physics, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, 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: $1,950 PreK A (half day): $2,450, PreK B (full day): $4,450 Kindergarten (half day): $6,250, Kindergarten (full day): $8,950 Elementary Tuition, Grade 1: $9,950 Grade 2: $9,950, Grade 3: $10,225, Grade 4: $10,225 Grade 5: $11,000, Grade 6: $11,000, Grade 7: $11,725, Grade 8: $11,725 High School Tuition: $13,125
% on Financial Aid
40%
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Beth Lindberg
Admissions Associate
Kim Dunkin

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

Extracurriculars

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

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

School Notes

  • WCS, an independent, private Christian school, 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Westminster Christian School cost?
Westminster Christian School's tuition is approximately $13,125 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Westminster Christian School?
The acceptance rate of Westminster Christian School is 95%, which is higher than the national average of 91%.
What sports does Westminster Christian School offer?
Westminster Christian School offers 6 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball and Volleyball.
What is Westminster Christian School's ranking?
Westminster Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for Westminster Christian School?
The application deadline for Westminster Christian School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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 (2024)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 314 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,125
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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