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.”
“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”
“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.”
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.”
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.
The goal of our instruction is twofold:
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.
Creed: The Apostles’ Creed
Colors: Royal blue, white, and red