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Take a look – Why Westminster?

If you walk around campus and ask students about Westminster’s community, you’ll hear story after story about Spirit Week; fun memories from Junior/Senior Banquet; and opportunities to be a part of athletics, the arts, and clubs. Students will share about Bible studies, service projects, and the impact that their Christian teachers have had on their middle and high school experience. Yet still, there is something even richer about the Westminster community.

Westminster is a community with a vision to prepare and equip more young men and women to engage the world and change it for Jesus Christ.

Look Further

While browsing our website, look for examples of how this vision is shaping our students and how it has impacted our alumni. We hope you will visit our campus and meet some our faculty, students, and parents. We think you’ll discover that Westminster is a distinctly Christian school full of world-class opportunities in academics, athletics, and the arts.

Founded in 1976 as an independent, coeducational Christian day school, Westminster provides a comprehensive college preparatory program developing competence in Bible, English, fine arts, world language, history, mathematics, physical education, science, and business and communications.

Westminster serves students in grades 7-12 during a two-semester calendar. It is located in Town & Country, 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis. The school serves students from the St. Louis metropolitan area and western Illinois.

School Profile 2016-17

Enrollment

  • 1,015 students
  • 750 Upper School (grades 9-12)
  • 265 Middle School (grades 7-8)
  • 52% girls and 48% boys
  • 19.2% students of color
  • National Merit (Class of 2016): 6 National Merit Scholars / 4 Commended Scholars

Church Representation

Westminster currently enrolls students from 198 churches:
  • Reformed Presbyterian – 31%
  • Non-denominational – 28%
  • Evangelical Free – 8%
  • Baptist – 7%
  • Lutheran – 9%
  • Catholic – 6%
  • Other denominations – 12%

Class of 2016

  • 100% college placement (53% private / 47% public)
  • Four-year college – 97%
  • Two-year college – 3%
  • Missions/work/military – 0%
  • ACT Data – average score: 25 / average of top 25%: 32.4

Faculty

  • 92 full-time / 11 part-time
  • 66% hold advanced degrees (includes 7 doctorates)
  • Average teacher experience – 12 years
  • Average class size – 17.3
  • Faculty/student ratio – 1:11.2

 Financial Aid

  • 20% of the student body receives need-based financial aid
  • $1.45 million was awarded in financial aid for the 2016-17 school year

 Accreditation & Membership

Westminster is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS).

The school is a member of The College Board, Independent Schools of St. Louis (ISSL), and Christian Schools Association of St. Louis (CSASL).