Westbury Christian School (WCS) is a non-profit, fully accredited, co-ed college preparatory private educational institution serving approximately 500 students each year in grades K-3 through 12. The School continues its 40-year commitment to excellence in academics, student activities, and spiritual development and offers competitively priced tuition to allow working families the opportunity to give their children a unique private education taught from a biblical perspective.
WCS actively works to maintain diversity in its student enrollment, which reflects the current populace of the southwest Houston neighborhood in which it is located, serving families from a variety of religious faiths, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Westbury Christian School exists in order to provide each student with the opportunity to acknowledge and respond through faith to the word of God while participating in an educational program that stresses academic, social, emotional and physical development.
Faculty and Staff:
WCS employs 95 full time faculty and staff. All teachers are committed to providing a challenging academic program in which Christian values and ethics are instilled. Every administrator, classroom teacher, coach and staff member exemplify Christian leadership that emanates to WCS students.
We are accredited by two prestigious agencies: the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the National Christian Schools Association (NCSA). Accreditation assures graduates that WCS academic credits are accepted at educational institutions everywhere. These associations are recognized by the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA) and by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) through the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission (TPSAC).
WCS accreditation and membership list:
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
- National Christian Schools Association (NCSA)
- Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS)
- Texas Christian Schools Association (TCSA)
- Houston Association of Independent Schools (HAIS)
- Texas Association of Non-Public Schools (TANS)
Three Dimensional Approach to Education
In many ways WCS is “breaking ranks” with the typical elementary /secondary educational institution. Our modern world calls for innovation and vision when approaching the needs of today’s Christian families. Although the academic classroom will forever be necessary to facilitate the scope and sequence of subject matter, a Christian school has responsibilities beyond the classroom in order to prepare our youth “for here and eternity.”
WCS offers a Three-Dimensional Program of education. It consists of a Spiritual Development Program, an Academic Development Program, and a Student Activity Program. Each one of these three dimensions receives equal attention in application, as explained in the following articles. Students receive instruction through varied experiences and utilize planned and proven methods to elevate them to a greater level of education – spiritually, formally, and practically.
The Spiritual Dimension
Westbury Christian School is a special place for those parents who take biblical instruction seriously in the raising of their children. It is a special place for students who are interested in spiritual training. WCS is also a special place for those families and students who have not pursued the Christian walk, but who respect it and see the importance of it in their lives.One objective of WCS is to glorify Jesus Christ through the teaching of His gospel.
Every administrator and faculty member is a committed Christian. The learning experience at WCS is enhanced with an environment dictated by Christian principles. Bible is taught every day and chapel is an integral part of school life. All academic classes, social and athletic activities, as well as spontaneous events, are conducted with Christian perspectives in mind. accomplish this goal, they are committed as educators and spiritual mentors to the students and as partners with the home.
The Academic Dimension
An accredited academic program consists of quality teachers, a challenging curriculum, and in-depth study resources. Our students learn from teachers who demand and expect the best. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) scrutinize the quality of the curriculum before issuing accreditation.
The WCS library has over 15,000 volumes, CD-ROM discs, plus Internet access for inexhaustible resources. A concerned and well-informed staff in the Guidance Center services WCS students. Departmental “core” academic offerings comply with the Texas Education Association requirements, as well as the standards of SACS. The curriculum also includes electives that meet student needs and interests.
Regardless of grade level, the WCS curriculum offers a college-preparatory approach, with an open enrollment Advanced Placement (AP) program featuring 16 course offerings from which high school students can choose. SAT scores compete favorably with the best Christian Schools across America. Our graduates attend many prestigious universities and colleges.
The Student Activities Dimension
The Student Activity Dimension at WCS is an integral part of the educational process. Under the leadership of Christian mentors, students gain a personal awareness of honesty and integrity with themselves and others. Student activities are offered to all middle and high school students. These activities include sports, band, choral music, drama, debate, and service clubs, to name a few. Successful participation in one or more activities each school year is a requirement for high school students for graduation. An additional requirement for graduation is the completion of 10 hours of community service each semester. WCS has outstanding facilities for student activities. The Fine Art Center, gymnasium complex, and stage facility are among the finest for secondary schools.
WCS is a member of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS). Classified 4-A, the Wildcats compete in athletics with private and public schools across the state.
To augment the Three-Dimensional Program, WCS has designed all school activities to be a part of the educational process. From the time students set foot on the campus in the morning, until they leave school in the afternoon, every movement, regulation and activity is structured with one of the three dimensions in mind. The administration, faculty and staff of Westbury Christian School are serious about “Preparing Youth for Here and Eternity.” To accomplish this goal, they are committed as educators and spiritual mentors to the students and as partners with the home.