Why Westbrook?

Welcome

 

Welcome to Westbrook Christian School!  Thank you for your interest in Christian education, in general, and in our school, in particular.  As you browse this website, you will discover an exciting and active educational community.  We are committed to equipping each child to fully experience the joys of discovery and to successfully face the challenges of growing academically and spiritually.  Our family-centered, scripture-based approach to education has already achieved a legacy of excellence. 

Your family is encouraged to visit Westbrook Christian School.  For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact our Admissions Counselor, Robbie Lancaster– rlancaster@westbrookchristian.org.

 

Our Mission

Westbrook Christian School exists to provide each student with sound academic training in a solid Christian environment. Students are exposed to the source of all knowledge and truth through a Christ-centered curriculum in a Spirit-filled atmosphere. The goal is to maximize the potential of each student academically and spiritually. This will enable each student to be a continual source of significant and positive influence for Jesus Christ on the journey toward adulthood as a lifetime learner.

 

Our Vision

Learning Aimed at Excellence - Maximizing Potential - Training Warriors for Christ!

 

Our Beliefs

We believe:

  • God is the sovereign active Lord over all reality and the creator of the universe.
  • God is the source of all truth.
  • The Bible is the inspired, inerrant word of God and is our supreme and final authority.
  • Man is sinful by nature and in need of redemption.
  • Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation.
  • Prayer strengthens the relationship with God.
  • Each student is a unique creation with individual gifts that can be developed and maximized to fulfill God’s plan for each life.
  • Every teacher should be a born-again believer and should be comfortable sharing the gospel in an age-appropriate way.
  • The curriculum should have, as its basis, a Biblical world view.
  • Students should be provided a variety of instructional strategies to maximize their God-given potential.
  • Students learn most effectively in a safe environment.
  • Students should take personal responsibility for their behavior and personal integrity.
  • The school/parent relationship is important in providing a team approach to education, while understanding that the parents are ultimately responsible for their child(ren).
  • Commitment to continuous school improvement is imperative.

 

Our Educational Philosophy

Westbrook Christian School uses the Christian school environment to meet the needs of the whole child - academically, spiritually, emotionally, creatively and physically. We believe this atmosphere is the best way to evaluate, formulate and implement the educational base to the students' goals, desires, achievements and aspirations equipping the students to "face life."

 

Curricular Program

Westbrook Christian School’s comprehensive educational program begins with kindergarten where individualized programs are taught by loving, nurturing teachers, making school a warm, wonderful place to learn and grow.  Throughout the elementary years, a carefully prescribed curriculum is built around English, mathematics, science, literature and social studies, enhanced by enrichment courses in music, art, physical education and computer science.  Spanish is also taught throughout the elementary school.

The middle and high school levels of the school follow carefully designed curriculum with advanced placement, dual enrollment, honors and basic courses available in major disciplines.  These solid, well rounded academic programs prepare students to have the skills, knowledge, attitudes and will to use their gifts for the maximum glory to God. 

 

Academics

Block scheduling, individualized instruction, honors courses, resource classes, advanced diplomas, and emphasis on the basics ensure that students are given the opportunity to excel to their fullest potential. Through participating in the integrated academic program, WCS students consistently perform above the national average.

 

Extra Curricular Activities

Students have many opportunities to develop their minds and pursue areas of interest such as Drum Line, Dance Line, Concert Choir, Robotics and Yearbook. Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society and Beta Club recognize academic excellence. Key Club and Student Government Association encourage leadership and community service.

 

Tuition

Tuition covers the basic cost of the education students receive.  The level of tuition is determined each year by the board of directors.  Additional funding comes by contributions and endowment earnings.  A monthly payment plan is available. 

 

Fine Arts and Clubs

Students have many opportunities to develop their minds and pursue areas of interest such as Scholars Bowl, Drum Line, Dance Line, Concert Choir, Drama and Yearbook.  Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society and Beta Club recognize academic excellence.  Key Club and Student Government Association encourage leadership and community service.

 

Faculty

Westbrook Christian School is honored to have dedicated Christians and degreed professionals.  WCS employs an outstanding staff of certified personnel.  The average tenure of a Westbrook teacher is 10 years.

The overall student/teacher ratio is 14:1.  Actual class size depends on the grade, branch and course.  The pivotal person in education, the teacher, presents each child with all of the wonders, complexity and grandeur of God’s creation.  The teacher’s very life is a model of what many students will become.  We believe the Westbrook faculty provides a model of both spiritual and academic excellence.  Our talented faculty members have strong subject matter backgrounds and the gift of teaching.  Forty percent hold or are working toward graduate degrees. 

 

Leadership

Westbrook Christian School is a 3K-12th grade non-denominational Christian school governed by a selected school board for the purpose of providing a quality Christian education.  Committed to remaining a Christ-centered educational facility, our administrators, faculty and staff meet together and pray daily for the needs of the students, for guidance in decision making and for direction in the educational process.  WCS is governed by the Lord working through board members, administrators, faculty and staff, who acknowledge the calling and leadership in their lives.  

 

Accreditation

Westbrook Christian School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  Diplomas from SACS accredited schools are readily accepted by all two and four year colleges in Alabama. 

 

Tradition of Excellence

    • Small, safe, nurturing family environment
    • Faith-based, Christian philosophy of education
    • Average class size of 16 students  
      Maximum enrollment of 800 students – 3K-12th grade
    • National Merit Program – Consistent Commended Students and Finalists
    • Accredited by SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools)
    • AP/Honors Classes
    • Every teacher is degreed and certified.
    • Average tenure of teachers is 10 years.

    Past five year average:

    ACT and SAT scores exceed state and national average
    Stanford Achievement test scores exceed local and state public school averages 98% of Westbrook’s graduates enroll in college 52% of past graduating seniors have received scholarship offers to some of the nation’s finest colleges.  Just think, one out of every two seniors receives a scholarship offer. In today’s economy, this is an important fact.  Just a few of the outstanding universities that have awarded scholarships to our students are:

    University of Alabama                   
    University of Texas
    Auburn University                         
    University of Florida
    Notre Dame                                  
    University of Kentucky
    Samford University                       
    Florida State University
    Birmingham-Southern                            
    UAH
    UAB                                              
    Troy University
    Jacksonville State University                  
    UNA
    Georgia Tech                                
    University of South AL
    LSU                                              
    University of Mobile
    Rice                                              
    Rhodes College
    Northwestern                               
    Columbia School of Law
    University of Miami                       
    University of Oklahoma