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Our History & Important Milestones

Westminster Christian School opened its doors on September 6, 1961, on the grounds of Shenandoah Presbyterian Church. Beginning the year with only 12 students, enrollment climbed to 40 students after the first few months. Three teachers served students in grades 1-8, under the leadership of Mr. Jacob Heerema, the first school principal. Just two years later, Westminster moved to its new and present location with an increased enrollment of 169 students, and 14 full-time and five part-time teachers. Mr. Daniel DeLange succeeded Mr. Heerema as principal, and under his able and persevering leadership, Westminster continued to move forward. By 1966, Westminster graduated its first class of students. 

1970s
  • Completion of middle school and high school buildings, and athletic facilities, including locker rooms
  • Gymnasium and Auditorium added
  • Covered outdoor cafeteria installed

1980s
  • Enrollment reaches 1,000
  • Dedication of the Hazel M. Ross Library & Media Center, and the Lewis A. Fraser Science Laboratories
  • WCS Celebrates 25th Anniversary
  • Auditorium and Fine Arts Facility renovated

1990s
  • Westminster suffers $3.5 million in damage from Hurricane Andrew
  • Sixth Grade Wing added to Middle School campus

2000s
  • Admiraal Deck installed outside of the Hazel M. Ross Media Center
  • Addition of the Student Activities Center, including new indoor cafeteria

2010s
  • Enrollment reaches 1,200
  • Westminster Celebrates 50th Anniversary
  • New Middle School and High School Science Building Is Added, including Laboratories
  • Construction of New Elementary School Campus and Renovated Grounds
  • Purchase of five acres of land adjacent to current property
  • Addition of the TIDE Center, a classroom and office building focused on technology, innovation, design and engineering
  • Completion of the Gutierrez Family Athletic Field
  • WorldWonder Nature Center celebrates its grand opening. 
  • Break ground on The Lighthouse, Westminster's new performing arts center
2020s
  • Westminster celebrates the opening of the The Lighthouse, a new performing arts center.
  • Students inaugurate The Wild Acre, the natural habitat surrounding the WorldWonder Nature Center. In the Wild Acre, students can observe a tortoise, frolicking goats or birds in the aviary, ponder the swirls of water cascading over rocks, breathe the aroma of a bamboo forest, gather with peers at a fire pit and so much more. 
We believe that the hand of God has been clearly revealed in the striking history of Westminster Christian School. To Him be the glory for what we are now and what we will be in the days to come.

Athletics

WCS Athletics is rooted in Christian values, commitment, and discipline.  Our athletes and teams have achieved incredible accomplishments from National Championships, to more than a dozen State Titles, and countless District Championships.

Sports Offered: Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

MS/HS Student Participation: 71 percent

National Champions Baseball '92, '96
State Champions
Baseball '81, '88, '90, '92, '94, '96-'98, '09, '10, '15
Beach Volleyball '21
Softball '89, '97, '09, '14, '17, '18
Track & Field '73, '75
Volleyball '13, '16
Regional Champions Baseball '81-'85, '88, '89, '91, '92, '94-'98, '09-'11, '15
Boys Basketball '16
Girls Basketball '81, '87, '89
Girls Cross Country '11-'16
Football '13
Boys Soccer '80, '81, '21
Girls Soccer '21
Softball '80, '81, '84, '94, '97, '07, '09, '13, '15, '17-'19
Girls Tennis '17
Track & Field '85, '88-'90, '94, '95
Boys Volleyball '05
Girls Volleyball '79, '80, '84-'88, '94, '11-'14, '16, '19, '20
Miami-Dade All Sports Award '04-'05, '15-'16
Miami-Dade Girls Major Sports Award 1A-5A '13-'14, '15-'16, '16-'17, '17-'18, '20-'21
Miami-Dade Boys Major Sports Award 1A-5A '15-'16, '20-'21

WCS is a member of the Florida High School Athletic Association.

Fine Arts

The Fine Art curriculum is enjoyed by students from preschool through grade 12. Visual Arts begins in kindergarten and is offered through high school. Beginning in fourth grade, students have the choice of participating in musical theater, band or orchestra. The curriculum broadens as students begin their high school careers. It includes courses in photography, pottery, ceramics, drawing and painting, film, dance, choir, band, orchestra, architecture, theater and more. Musicians can choose from orchestra and honors orchestra, concert band, jazz ensemble, or drum line. The choir offers both all-female choral groups and mixed ensembles. Theater offers opportunities on the stage, in film, in technical design and digital audio production. Music, theater and art offer membership in national honor societies.

MS/HS Student Participation: 69 percent

College Matriculation

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.

Alumni

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.

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