Western Christian School equips students for a life of faith and learning by providing a Christ-centered educational experience highlighted by four key distinctives: academic excellence, nurturing community, enrichment opportunities, peace building & service. Students receive the personal attention of a small school in addition to the opportunities of a large school. Faculty and staff at WMS strive to help students realize their God given potential—academically, socially, and spiritually.
Western Christian School is fully accredited through Northwest Accreditation Commission to serve grades K – 12. The schools beautiful 45 acre campus is located just outside of the capital city of Salem, Oregon. Click here for our virtual tour!
Students at Western are introduced to learning as a life-long process. They are offered classes that address critical areas of growth, preparing them for the next stages of their life. We provide a comprehensive academic program where students take ownership of their education and work together with faculty and staff. A high honors program is offered.
An important part of student success at Western is the nurturing atmosphere. Our community of parents, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends come together in support of Christ-centered education and create a unique support system for students. Their involvement is a key foundation for students to form relationships of accountability and respect, giving them a positive network on which to expand in the local and global community.
Peace Building & Service
Born out of Mennonite and Anabaptist values, WCS promotes an active, purposeful and compassionate lifestyle. Faculty and staff teach and model these attributes through class projects, service days, and in their year-end Mini-Term activities. These experiences provide opportunities for students to lead, serve and share their faith journey in the classroom and in the community.
During this time of their life, youth are discovering who they are and their God-given gifts. Students at WCS are encouraged to take part in out-of-class activities to explore their interests. Opportunities are offered in sports, music, drama, clubs, and leadership and service opportunities.