Program Overview

Westminster Christian School offers students the opportunity to enhance their educational experience by studying in Europe for one semester of their sophomore or junior year and continuing their studies at an American boarding school located in Kandern, Germany. This idyllic village is located in Germany's Black Forest just 20 minutes from France and 20 minutes from Basel, Switzerland. This unique setting provides opportunities for international experiences while building friendships with fellow English-speaking students.

The program is open to Westminster sophomores and juniors and allows students to continue their Westminster coursework without interruption. Their transition will be facilitated by caring and qualified Christian American and Canadian teachers through our partnership with Black Forest Academy.

About Our Partner: Black Forest Academy

Black Forest Academy (BFA) provides a quality, international Christian education that equips students to influence their world for Christ. BFA offers day and boarding programs serving grades 5-12 with an average class size of 12. BFA's current student body represents 62 nationalities.

Boarding Program
BFA operates six dorms in Kandern and the surrounding villages. There are about 20 students per dorm and students generally have one roommate and share a bathroom. Dorm living room, kitchen, and dining room are common spaces. 

Dorm Activities
The dorm staff (live-in dorm parents and adult residential assistants) and "dorm siblings" operate as a family with times of play, rest, study, eating, and adventuring together. Outside school hours, dorm students might participate in any of the following: open gym, bowling, movies, day trips to cities in Germany, Switzerland, and France, birthday celebrations, weekly dorm fellowships, and so much more.

Program Cost

By paying Westminster's tuition, you have paid the tuition cost of BFA. An additional $5,000 fee will be assessed to program participations for room and board for the semester. In addition, families will be responsible for air transportation to and from the program as well as any incidentals and spending money for weekend activities. 

For More Information

Student eligibility is based on several factors including BFA enrollment availability and student academic requirements. To learn more or to begin the application process, please contact: 

Leonor Belaval
Director, College Counseling Center

Program Dates

January 24 - June 10, 2023
Dorms close for Spring Break from April 1-April 16, 2023. This is an opportunity for a parent/student visit or a service trip.

Westminster Student Transcript

Westminster will align the student's coursework for a smooth academic transition into and out of BFA. Black Forest Academy's Study Abroad Program can be added to college applications. 

Spring Opportunities
AP and Honors Courses 
High School Retreat
Track or Soccer Seasons
Service Project
Private Music Lessons
Student Council Events
Small Groups 
Model United Nations
Field Trips  
ACT/SAT/AP Testing Site 

Fine Arts
Choir, Instrument Ensembles
Studio & Graphic Arts
Drawing, Painting, and Ceramics

Westminster Christian School

Main: 305.233.2030
Admission: 305.233.4027