List of 11 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: When will I be notified of my child's acceptance at Westminster?

    Families who choose to apply for Early Admission (all documentation must be submitted by November 1st) will be notified of acceptance by November 30, 2018. (Please note that you may not apply for Early Admission if you will be applying for financial assistance.)

    Applicants who have completed all requirements for admission by February 1st, will be notified before March 1st. Applications received after Febraury 1st, will be considered on a space available basis.
  • Q: Is financial aid available at Westminster?

    Yes, Westminster Christian School does provide a limited amount of financial assistance to our families based on demonstrated financial need.  Unfortunately, we are unable to meet all the needs for all families.  No scholarships are given. Each family requesting aid must apply online. Please see Financial Aid section for more information.
  • Q: Do I have to be a member of a particular church to be accepted at Westminster?

    Westminster requires that all families admitted to the school be active members of a local Christ-centered church. Protestant and Roman Catholic churches are considered Christ-centered churches. Westminster Christian School is currently represented by over 150 different local Christ-centered churches.
  • Q: Does Westminster use religious textbook series?

    Westminster uses standard textbooks such as those used in other private or public schools for courses other than Bible courses. However, all of our courses are taught by teachers who are professing Christians and who teach with a Reformed Christian World View.
  • Q: Is Westminster an accredited school?

    Yes. Westminster is the only Christian school in Miami-Dade county that is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS), Florida Kindergarten Council FKC and Christian Schools of Florida (CSF). Our accreditation is accepted by all colleges and universities in the United States.
  • Q: Does my child need to take an entrance test at Westminster?

    Your son or daughter will be tested to determine proper placement in our classes. The test will cover material that the child has already studied and will be scored according to the national norms for the child's current level of schooling. Students will also be asked for a writing sample. Your child's current school grades as well as the current school recommendation will be reviewed as a part of the admission decision.
  • Q: Does Westminster provide student transportation services?

    Westminster Christian School currently provides a pick up service in the morning from designated locations in Coral Gables and South Miami for an additional fee.  Please contact the Business Office for further information.
    The school is also served by several private companies who provide drop-off and pick-up for students. Families may contract with these services privately.
  • Q: Does tuition cover books?

    Yes. Books and fine arts performance attire are items covered by tuition.
  • Q: What is the teacher/student ratio at Westminster?

    Westminster's teacher to student ratio is 1 to 15 school-wide.
  • Q: What is the difference between a Prospective Parent Tour and the Admission Open House?

    Prospective Parent Tours are for parents only and focus on curriculum, school philosophy and a tour of the facility.  The Prospective Parent Tour is very popular because it allows parents the opportunity to see instruction going on during the school day.

    The Admission Open House is held after school hours and is directed toward the student's interests. Student activities are highlighted during the Open House event. We recommend that parents attend a Prospective Parent Tour and that they bring their children for the Admission Open House. The entire family is welcome!
  • Q: Why choose an Independent School?

    Independent schools are known for providing a safe, nurturing environment in which students are encouraged to reach their full potential. To read more, please click here.
I wanted to take the time to say thank you for the opportunity that Westminster has given my son to become part of such a great school. He has changed and grown so much since he joined the school. He has more confidence and is much happier. My son has made many good friends and has even become part of the football team, falling in love with a sport I never thought he would have played. I look forward to the next four years here and the wonderful atmosphere. Thank you again for all you did.

- WCS Parents to Current Middle School Student
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