Spiritual Growth at West Hills

Building a firm foundation of faith for 75 years.

At West Hills Christian School, we seek to not only impart “head knowledge” of the Bible, but also to foster heart growth. We hope to establish a deep understanding of the truth of the gospel in a world that desperately needs the hope of Jesus. We do not take for granted the ability to speak the name of Jesus freely. Our faculty and staff are passionate about helping young people develop the desire and habits to pursue a relationship with their Savior, equipping them with the tools to continually grow that relationship – far beyond their time within our walls.

We communicate and model the gospel of Jesus Christ, inviting students to develop a sincere and maturing faith. We believe that Christian faith is best nurtured when we experience the transformative impact of living in community and practicing the forgiveness and restoration that Jesus offers.

We choose to live as the hands and feet of Jesus, providing opportunities for students to learn how to serve others. In order to model His love to those who might not yet know Him, we create opportunities to set aside our wants for the needs of others.

Middle school boys read their Bibles in the classroom.


We want our students to know that God loves them and wants a relationship with them! Our students have opportunities to work out their faith in the classroom, recess, lunch and throughout their entire West Hills experience, but chapel is an opportunity to come together and learn and grow in community. We gather each week for chapel with the distinct purpose of growing in understanding of, and love for Jesus. As we learn about Jesus together, we also challenge our students to apply the things that they are learning to how they view themselves and others. We gather weekly, but the format changes from week to week. Chapel styles consist of all school, K-5th only, 6-8th only, big and little buddies and small groups.

Elementary girls bow their heads in prayer in chapel service at West Hills Christian School.


In order to provide a Biblical social emotional framework for our K-8th classrooms, West Hills Christian School uses the Biblically-based Friendzy curriculum. This program emphasizes skills like respect, confidence, problem solving and communication. Teaching friendship skills helps students manage emotions, improves their ability to set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

Two elementary girls read a book together.

Biblical Worldview

As a non-denominational Christian school, our community represents dozens of churches in the greater Portland area. West Hills fosters spiritual growth through an integrated biblical worldview in all subjects, daily Bible classes, and weekly chapels.

A young West Hills student is taking a moment for prayer.

Knight’s Code

The Knight’s Code is a school-wide set of values we all strive to live by to honor God and others. Recognized by even the youngest kindergartner, the five principles of the Knight’s Code are heard in the classroom, at recess, and across the campus as a systematic way for West Hills Christian School to guide positive interaction within our school community.

Responsible: “If you become wise, you will be the one to benefit. If you scorn wisdom, you will be the one to suffer.” Proverbs 9:12

Respectful: “Yes indeed, it is good when you obey the royal law as found in the Scriptures: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you favor some people over others, you are committing a sin. You are guilty of breaking the law.” James 2:8-9

Honest: “Truthful words stand the test of time, but lies are soon exposed.” Proverbs 12:19

Safe: “Those who trust their own insight are foolish, but anyone who walks in wisdom is safe.” Proverbs 28:26

Kind: “Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself. You are not that important.” Galatians 6:2-3

Prepare your child for their future.

We believe that Christian faith is best nurtured when students experience the transformative impact of living in community with other like-minded students, teachers and staff, and parents.

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.