Philosophy of Education


The primary purpose of Westside Christian Academy is to fulfill the scriptural commands of: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”
Deuteronomy 6:5-7


“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”
Proverbs 22:6


“Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to observe all things I have commanded you.”
Matthew 28:19-20


Wisdom and knowledge come from God, therefore, man’s education is complete only when God and His Word are at the center of all learning. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.” 

Proverbs 1:7


The Student:

  1. Created by God and in His image, he is of inestimable worth, possessing an eternal soul that shall inherit either everlasting life or everlasting damnation.
  2. Because of sin, he is unable to reach God. His nature is totally depraved and foolishness is bound in his heart. (Proverbs 22:15)
  3. Faith in Christ Jesus is the only way of establishing a right relationship with God. Reality in life’s purposes and values can be ascertained in and through Christ alone.


The Curriculum:

  1. God is the source of all wisdom, and He has revealed Himself specifically in the Bible. Thus God’s Word is the basis of all our studies and should be correlated with all experiences that the child has under the auspices of the school.
  2. Christian education should aspire to train a child in such a way that he will have a sound, practical working knowledge of the Word of God and be able to evaluate every circumstance of life from a Christian viewpoint.
  3. The home and church, being ordained by God and being charged with the responsibility of training and teaching (Deut. 6:6; Matthew 28:20), should work together with the Christian Academy in promoting the student’s growth.


The Teacher:

  1. The teacher in the Christian Academy must give evidence of knowing Christ as their personal Savior.
  2. He/She must be wholly committed to following and obeying Christ, thus being wholly committed to a life of service for Christ’s sake.
  3. He/She should possess the academic and professional knowledge necessary to perform his/her task
  4. He/she should be a member of Westside Baptist Church, or a member of a church of like faith and order. They should read and agree with the Biblical tenants found in the Baptist Faith and Message.

Westside Christian Academy is a ministry of Westside Baptist Church and an extension of the Christian home in training young people in a Christian environment to reap eternal gains. It is a ministry being offered to the people of God whereby the church and the home become co-laborers in fulfilling the commands found in the Word of God regarding the training of children. The goal of the school staff should always be to work closely with parents in every aspect to train the whole child.


Instructional Goals: 

The goal of our instruction is twofold:

  1. The development of godly Christian Character in loving Christian environment
  2. To provide excellence in academics, arts, athletics, and Christian apologetics


These two basic concepts are the focus of WCA whether it is policies, procedures, curriculum or extra curricular activities. It is extremely important to the success of our school for parents and students to support the Academy in its basic purposes, policies, and procedures.




The Vision of Westside Christian Academy is to raise up Godly generations of young people:

• Who love the Lord with all their heart, mind, soul and strength

• Who serve Christ in their vocation and through their local church

• Who share the Gospel of Christ in order to make disciples and further His Kingdom

• Who worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness




The Mission of Westside Christian Academy is:

• To partner with parents in preparing their children for life

• To provide quality Christian education

• To prepare students for a lifetime of following Christ


Rationale: “…that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 15:6)


Philosophy: Founded on the inerrant, inspired, and infallible Word of God with a Christ-centered Biblical world view.


Mascot: Warrior


Creed: The Apostles’ Creed


Colors: Royal blue, white, and red

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