School Overview

Founded in 1961, Westminster is an independent, college-preparatory, coeducational Christian school serving students from preschool through grade 12. There are 599 students enrolled in grades 9-12, 160 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.

As a Microsoft Showcase School, Westminster is part of a global community of institutions engaged in innovative teaching and learning. Every student has a Surface Pro and an Office 365 account, enabling them to work more efficiently and fostering a collaborative learning culture. The school also offers a variety of Information Technology certifications, as well as a wide range of programs, from engineering to robotics. To grant more opportunities in this space, students have the chance to participate in the technology track and study subjects such as Aerospace Engineering and Coding.

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 2022 Standardized Test Results

Assessment Top 25% Top 50%
SAT Reading 690-790 590-790
SAT Math 650-790 630-790
ACT Composite 31-35 28-35

In compliance with the principles of Good Practice of the National Association of College Admissions Counseling mean scores are not reported. These ranges include ESE students.

Advanced Placement Program

Westminster offers 26 Advanced Placement courses and two Pre-Advanced Placement courses in the high school curriculum. 

Courses Offered:
Art History, 2D Art and Design, 3D Art and Design, Drawing, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science Principles, Computer Science Principles A, Macroeconomics, Pre-AP English 1, Pre-AP English 2, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, French Language, Human Geography, Music Theory, Psychology, Research, Seminar, Spanish Language, Statistics, US Government and Politics, US History, and World History.

Due to the rigorous nature of the AP program and our Signature Programs, Westminster limits the number of AP 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.

Advanced Placement Recognitions

AP Scholar AP Scholar with Honor AP Scholar with Distinction AP Capstone Diploma AP Seminar & Research Certification
72 14 36 20 6

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

Dual Enrollment

Westminster has partnered with Miami Dade College to offer Forensic Science as a dual enrollment credit. This credit will count for both high school graduation and can also be applied to a college degree or certificate.

Signature Programs

Click here to learn more about the signature programs offered at Westminster Christian School.

Accreditation & Membership

Westminster is approved and accredited by Cognia, Christian Schools of Florida, Florida Council of Independent Schools, and has been awarded the Microsoft Showcase School title for six consecutive years.
Westminster boasts approximately 3,000 alumni. Alumni represent 10 percent of Westminster faculty and staff. Legacy students represent more than 10 percent of enrollment this year. These students are the children of Westminster graduates, or former students, who understand and value the positive effect their Westminster education had on their lives, and want to share it with their children. Visit our Alumni page.
One hundred percent of WCS graduates were accepted to four-year colleges and universities. Fifty percent (50%) of our students were accepted into a top-50 school in the nation. Eighty-five percent (85%) of students from the Class of 2020 were accepted into a university ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 100 in the country.

Graduates from the Class of 2020 are the proud recipients of an impressive $2,500,000 in academic and athletic scholarships. View the College Acceptance List.

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