Growing minds and building character

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We are a learning community.​

Students are challenged to grow, by providing the tools needed for them to achieve their learning goals. As a staff, we model learning and growing to inspire them to create this as a lifelong habit.

Academic Goals

Habits that West Hills students aim to possess

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Biblical Integration

Applying biblical principles to knowledge and academics

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Academic Responsibility

Taking ownership with self-advocacy and follow-through

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Critical Thinking

Using curiosity, creativity, and higher level thinking to problem solve

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Determining to persevere through hard things

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Working together toward a common goal

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Striving for quality, not perfection

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Being honest in all things


A Closer Look


West Hills Christian School’s K-5th elementary school program offers students a strong foundation of daily core subjects, regular Enrichment classes, and weekly chapel. Small and intentional class sizes allow teachers the opportunity to build for differential learning groups, styles, and classroom collaboration that challenge students to apply their learning. We teach to the whole child, focusing not only on academics but also fostering the character and spiritual growth of each child. The elementary school program strives to establish a robust curriculum, strong parent/teacher relationships, and best practices in all areas.

Three elementary girls smile and embrace each other for a photo at the lunch table at Portland area Christian School.

Middle School

West Hills Christian School’s middle school program builds on the concepts and skill sets learned in elementary school and then seeks to deepen and widen students’ critical thinking and perspective. Students are instructed by supportive teachers who sharpen their minds, guide them as they shape their identities, and grow their relationships with God and one another. The middle school years mark a transition where we observe students becoming more self-directed learners, taking on greater responsibility, and embracing more of a leadership role.

Two middle school girls use microscopes in science lab.


If there is an area where West Hills really comes alive, it’s in our Enrichment classes. Students learn from faculty who are passionate in their disciplines, and their passion is contagious. Whether it’s a kindergartner in STEM Lab trying out his or her first coding platform, a 4th grader discovering a new favorite literature genre in Library class, or an 8th grader learning different painting techniques, these special classes open up new worlds to our students and awaken areas of interest that may well become passions of their own.

Two boys work on volcano experiments in science lab at West Hills Christian School.

West Hills Christian School is different.

A WHCS graduate demonstrates an engaged mind, a heart that is rooted in its identity in Christ, and is committed to valuing and serving others before themselves.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students

West Hills Christian School admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.