West Hills Christian School first opened in 1949.  The school was organized by six families who had been attending Portland Christian School in Southeast Portland and who came together to form a new Christian school on the West Side. Now, with over 400 students and a full curriculum of subject classes, we continue our mission of preparing students for their future. Recent additions include a new gymnasium and learning garden, and we plan to continue to maximize the programmatic potential of the school to serve our full kindergarten through eighth grade program.Our beginnings were small: twenty-one students in grades one through six with Mrs. Mabel Langhough as our teacher/principal.  The school’s original location was in the basement of Hillcrest Bible Chapel.  It was later moved to two other church basement locations before the present property was purchased and a permanent building erected.  Under the Lord’s blessing, West Hills Christian School has continued to expand and facilitate student growth academically, physically, morally and spiritually.

Continually Growing

West Hills Christian School embarked on the creation of a Strategic Plan as a collaborative effort to propel our school forward. This vision is called “Inspiring Our Future” and serves as a guide for our planning.

West Hills Christian School 2016 Strategic Plan (PDF)

Neighboring Barbur Boulevard in 1952

Neighboring Barbur Boulevard in 2012