Honor God in All That We Do (I Corinthians 10:31; Mark 12:30)
Knowing God, loving His Word, and living for Him are at the heart of the Westminster experience. Students learn that “all truth is God’s truth” in every aspect of life in and outside of school (e.g., in the Bible classroom, on the stage, on the athletic field, and in the guidance counselor’s office). Students are challenged to live out their faith in their relationships, character, and service for others.
Enroll and Serve Families (Ephesians 6:4; Psalm 78:4)
Westminster’s doors are open to all Christian families in the St. Louis region who desire a Christ-centered secondary school experience for their children. Academic programs are designed to meet the learning needs of all children in the family, and financial aid is available to help qualified families who are not able to pay the full cost of tuition. Families representing all of God’s people (“every tribe and language and people and nation”) have equal opportunity to a place at Westminster.
Become Better Than We Once Were (Colossians 3:23-24)
Excellence is defined as a process that is measured by individual and corporate improvement, not a specific outcome. Striving for excellence (i.e., improvement) is expected of all members of the Westminster community.
Learn and Live in Christian Community (Romans 12:15; I Corinthians 12:25-26)
Principles rather than policies, and relationships rather than rules, take precedence in the life of the school community. Building, enhancing, and maintaining community are integral to all aspects of school life, including curricular and cocurricular programs, architecture, and organizational structure.
Partner with the Christian Home and Church (Proverbs 22:6; Ecclesiastes 4:12)
A strong spiritual foundation is firmly established in the life of a young person when the Christian home, church, and school are working in partnership. Westminster exists to help Christian parents fulfill the biblical mandate given to them by God to “train up their children in the way that they should go,” and collaborate with the church in teaching and discipling children in God’s will and way.
Lead With Our Serve (Ephesians 6:7-8; Philippians 2:3)
Learning, modeling, and practicing servant leadership is central to worldview and leadership development. Tangible evidence of placing the needs of others before self is expected in all aspects of school life.