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School Overview

Founded in 1961, Westminster is an independent, college-preparatory, coeducational Christian school serving 1,230 students from preschool through 12th grade. There are 492 students enrolled in grades 9-12, 131 of whom are seniors. Westminster Christian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin.

Westminster Christian School’s academic program challenges and empowers learners with a rigorous curriculum from a Biblical worldview. It offers a nurturing environment where exceptionally qualified and gifted teachers model Christian living and thinking. Students enjoy an extensive selection of academic electives, athletic offerings and fine arts disciplines that allow them to discover their God given talents, preparing them to excel in college and beyond. Student government and service opportunities, both locally and abroad, allow them to develop as leaders and to positively impact others for the glory of God.

Advanced Placement Program

Westminster Christian School offers 24 Advanced Placement courses in the High School curriculum.

Courses Offered:
AP Art History, AP Studio Art 2D, AP Studio Art 3D, AP Studio Drawing, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Macro Economics, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French Language, AP Human Geography, AP Music Theory, AP Physics I, AP Physics II, AP Seminar, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP US Government, AP US History, AP World History.

Due to the rigorous nature of the AP program, Westminster Christian School limits the number of Advanced Placement courses a student may take each year. Exceptions will be granted to students who demonstrate a high level of aptitude in previous coursework and who receive department approval. Students enrolled in AP courses are expected to complete the entire course.

Grading Scale

Scale Regular Honors PreAP/AP
A+ 98-100 4.33 5.33 6.33
A 93-97 4.0 5.0 6.0
A- 90-92 3.67 4.67 5.67
B+ 87-89 3.33 4.33 5.33
B 83-86 3.0 4.0 5.0
B- 80-82 2.67 3.67 4.67
C+ 77-79 2.33 3.33 4.33
C 73-76 2.0 3.0 4.0
C- 70-72 1.67 2.67 3.67
D+ 67-69 1.33 1.33 1.33
D 63-66 1.0 1.0 1.0
D- 60-62 0.67 0.67 0.67
F Below 60 0.0 0.0 0.0

With the exception of awarding the titles of valedictorian and salutatorian, Westminster Christian School does not rank students.

Class of 2017 Standardized Test Results

Assessment Top 10% Top 25% Top 50%
SAT    1375 1289 1194
ACT    32 28 26

Graduation Requirements

The school operates on a semester basis with grades distributed at 9-week intervals. Twenty-eight (28) credits and a minimum number of 100 service hours are required for graduation.

  • English: 4.0 credits
  • Mathematics: 4.0 credits
  • Science: 3.0 credits (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) A fourth credit is strongly recommended
  • Social Studies: 3.0 credits (World History, US History, Government/Economics)
  • Bible: 3.0 credits
  • Fine Arts: 1.0 credit
  • World Languages: 2.0 credits
  • Physical Education: 1.0 credit (Personal Fitness/Health Science)
  • Electives 7.0 credits

Accreditation & Membership

WCS is approved and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Christian Schools of Florida, and the Council of Independent Schools. Memberships include: Christian Schools International, Southern Association for College Admission Counseling, National Association for College Admission Counseling, Miami Association of Christian Counselors, and College Entrance Examination Board.

Recent College Acceptances

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