What is Westbury Christian School's Mission Statement?
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 which stresses academic, social, emotional and physical development.
What are school hours?
Pre-K3 and Pre-K4
8:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. — 3:15 p.m.
8:00 a.m. — 3:15 p.m.
7:40 a.m. — 3:25 p.m.
What about lunch?
WCS uses SAGE Dining Services. SAGE Dining offers a variety of nutritious foods and educates students to make healthy choices. Daily features include a salad bar, deli bar, soup station and hot entrée line with at least two fresh vegetables. Beverages include organic milk which is hormone and antibiotic free. Students in Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 eat lunch in their rooms, and students in grades K-12 eat in the cafeteria area. A monthly menu is available on our website. The cost is included in your tuition. (Half-Day Preschool students bring their lunch.)
Is WCS Accredited?
Yes. WCS holds accreditation with Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and National Christian Schools Association (NCSA). Accreditation is reviewed periodically, and WCS continues to meet and exceed standards.
Does WCS offer before and after school care?
WCS opens at 7:00 am & offers complimentary care until classes begin (with the exception of Half-Day Preschool). After school care is available from 3:45-6:00 pm. Cost: $3.00 per half hour. (billed at 1st of ea. month)
What after-school enrichment classes are offered for Lower School?
WCS offers mini cheerleaders, karate, piano lessons, tumbling, fencing, soccer, dance, theatre, honor choir (4th grade) and more…
(An extra fee is charged for these programs and offerings vary from year to year.)
What methods of communication does WCS use?
WCS communicates with parents through RenWeb, e-mails, phone calls and on-campus conferences. Parents of students in Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 receive a daily written report. Lesson plans and homework assignments are posted for the week every Monday morning, and parents are able to check grades daily through RenWeb.
What testing will my child take each year?
Students in Kindergarten through 11th Grade take the STANFORD ACHIEVEMENT TEST and OTIS-LENNON SCHOOL ABILITY TEST.
We use the results of these tests to measure the academic progress that each child has made each year. We are able to review with parents what each individual child has accomplished given their ability.
DEVELOPMENTAL MATH ASSESSMENT – Pre-K3 – 3rd Grade
DEVELOPMENTAL READING ASSESSMENT – Kindergarten – 4th Grade
EXPLORE – All 9th grade students
PLAN – All 10th grade students
PSAT – All 10th and 11th grade students
AP Exams – For courses that we teach
ACT/SAT – All 12th Grade students are required to take the ACT and encouraged to take the SAT
Are Chapel and Bible Required?
Yes. Chapel is a special time where teachers and students alike join in prayer, singing and praising God. All students have a Bible class and study major Bible stories and characters, with a focus on Jesus and His life and teachings. The curriculum is non-denominational and is based strictly on the Bible.
What Enrichment/Elective classes are offered?
Half-Day Preschool: Spanish, Music, Chapel, Art, Library
Pre-K3 – 4th: Spanish, Music, P.E., Library, Computer, Art, Chapel, Technology/Robotics (2nd-4th), Dance (2nd-4th)
5th: Band/Music, Study Skills, P.E., Computer, Library, Chapel, Spanish, Art, Dance
6th: Band, Drama, Speech, P.E./Athletics, Art, Computer, Chorus, Library, Chapel, Robotics
7th: Art, Chorus, Band, Drama, Speech, P.E./Athletics, Robotics, Chapel
8th: Art, Chorus, Band, Drama, Speech, P.E./Athletics, Chapel, Spanish I, Robotics, Classical Ballet
9th-12th: Accounting, Art, Athletics, Band, Chorus, Classical Ballet, Communication Applications, Debate, Drama, Engineering, Health, Introduction to Business, Journalism, P.E., Photography, Spanish I, II, III, IV, Chapel, as well as 17 AP classes
**Courses may vary from year to year
How is the WCS curriculum different from other schools?
At WCS we use the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills and all classes are taught from a Christian perspective. One advantage we have over public school is that we can teach the subject matter of the curriculum, rather than teaching to state-mandated tests. With our small class sizes and highly qualified teachers, we are able to enhance the curriculum and move farther and faster than most programs.
The Christian aspect of our curriculum assures that we are educating the whole child. WCS allows open enrollment for all AP classes.
What AP (Advanced Placement) Courses are offered in high school?
English Language & Composition
English Literature & Composition
Do WCS students participate in any academic competitions?
Students in grades 4, 5 and 6 are encouraged to participate in an academic meet hosted each year by various Christian Schools in the Texas Christian Schools Association. This competition allows students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in a variety of subject areas and be recognized for their achievement.
Grades 1-8: Annual Math League competitions
Middle & High School: Texas Christian Schools Interscholastic Tournament (TCSIT)
High School: Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS)
What sports are offered for grades 6-12?
Grades 6-8: football, volleyball, soccer (coed), softball, baseball, basketball, golf, track, cheerleading
Grades 9-12: football, cross-country, volleyball, basketball, soccer, swimming, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, track, cheerleading
YES! WCS offers National Elementary Honor Society to qualified 5th and 6th grade students. Approximately 50% of all WCS students in grades 4 and 5 qualified to participate in the Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP). Our 7th grade students also participate in the Duke Talent Identification Program.
WCS offers National Junior Honor Society to qualified 7th and 8th grade students and National Honor Society for qualified high school students. High School students have the opportunity to be a part of the WCS Interact Club, a service organization associated with Rotary Club International.