About

THE ESSENTIALS

  • Kindergarten – 8th grade independent Christian school
  • 410 students from Portland and surrounding communities
  • Full day program for Kindergarten – 8th grade, and 1/2 day Kindergarten program
  • Small classes, wonderful faculty, Christian education
  • Christian tradition and heritage
  • SW Portland Campus, five minutes from I-5. Fifteen minutes from downtown Portland
  • Relationship and character building experiences in classroom, class trips, and chapel program
  • Programs include: Music, Library, Band, Science, Sports, Computer Science, Bible
  • Sports include: Swim Team, Volleyball, Basketball, Track & Field

Our values

West Hills Christian School is committed to providing an exceptional Christian education in accordance with God’s Word.

By God’s grace and through the power of His Spirit, West Hills Christian School endeavors to provide each of its students with a:

  • Saving knowledge of Jesus Christ through personal relationship with the Savior
  • Firm foundation in biblical principles
  • Desire to live transformed by God’s Word and influencing the world for Christ
  • Superior preparation for high school, college, and lifelong learning

Denominations

Students attend over 50 different churches in the Portland and surrounding area. Interdenominational Chapels are held weekly on campus for the students and staff.

History & Accreditation

Founded in 1949, West Hills Christian School is accredited by the AdvancED and the Northwest Evaluation Association. and also a member of ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International).

West Hills Christian School is operated as an interdenominational non-profit corporation.

Measure of Academics

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Ethnicity

85% Caucasian, 9% Mixed-race, 4% Asian, 1% Hispanic, 1% African American

Composition

Students come from the following communities:

Portland 39% Wilsonville / West Linn 5%
Tigard / Tualatin 24% Other 4%
Beaverton 18%
Lake Oswego 10%

Female:    51%         Male:    49%

Faculty

Full-time Part-time
K-2 Grades 6
3-6 Grades 8
7-8 Grades 6 1
K-8 Single Subject Class 5 4
Instructional Aides 4

High School Continuation

Over 1600 students have graduated from West Hills Christian School. Approximately 92% of alumni are now attending colleges and universities.

Students continue on to High School at the following locations:

Westside Christian High School 44%
Public 39%
Catholic 15%
Other Private  2%

Finances

The 2016-17 operational budget is $2.9 million. Approximately 6% of the budget is supplemented with outside income.

Academic Achievements

In 2011 we converted our standardized testing to Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), a computerized adaptive test which helps teachers, parents, and administrators improve learning for all students and make informed decisions to promote a child’s academic growth.

Athletics

Member of Catholic Youth Organization (CYO)

Metro Christian League (CYL)

Sports include:

  • Fall Volleyball Girls 5th-8th Grade
  • Fall Swimming K-8th Grade
  • Winter Basketball Girls and Boys 5th-8th Grade
  • Spring Track & Field Girls and Boys 3rd-8th Grade

Transportation

Carpool coordination is available.