Relationship. Rigor. Restoration.
Students and teachers work toward excellence in their relationships, their work, and in restoring Christian truth.
Effective teaching hinges on mutual trust and respect between the teacher and the student. At Westminster, meaningful relationships are nurtured through encouragement, care, and support in environments where risks are taken, candid conversations occur, and failure is embraced as a tool for growth.
At Westminster, we don’t interpret rigor in the traditional sense. Instead, we see rigor as a means for teaching students to problem solve and think critically. In the classroom, students are asked to wrestle with complex concepts and issues independently. As students draw conclusions and make connections across disciplines, they grow confident in their ability to take responsibility for their learning.
Westminster’s emphasis on “shalom”—the restoration of things to how they should be—truly sets us apart. In the classroom, we view students as creation enjoyers, idolatry discerners, order discoverers, beauty creators, God worshippers, and image reflectors. The goal of our curriculum is not just descriptive, it’s prescriptive. The disciplines we teach are cultural correctives and offer healing or an alternative way of life to the world we live in. As educators, we believe we have a responsibility to integrate a biblical worldview into every aspect of school life—including our lessons.
Westminster Philosophy of Education
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Accreditations & Affiliations
Westminster Christian Academy is accredited by the Council on Educational Standards & Accountability (CESA) and the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS). Westminster is a member of the Independent Schools of St. Louis, Christian Schools Association of St. Louis, and Christian Schools International.