In 2005, Westside Christian School conducted a self-study of all school programs. This led to our accreditation by the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) School Accreditation, a member of the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA). In 2012, Westside Christian received reaccreditation from NCPSA as well as Wisconsin Religious and Independent Schools Accreditation (WRISA). This ensures our programming is top-quality and meets the high standards our parents expect and our students deserve.
The WELS has a long tradition of high academic quality in its elementary schools. The WELS has operated elementary schools for over 150 years. Currently, WELS congregations and associations of congregations operate 409 early childhood education ministries, 318 elementary schools, and 23 high schools across the nation. The WELS has the fourth largest private/parochial school system in America.
In 2005, the WELS accreditation process earned membership in NCSPA. This is another voluntary standard of excellence to help parents know their child receives the best possible education.
High academic excellence is reflected in the number of children enrolled in these schools. Currently, these schools have a total of over 40,000 students in preschool through grade 12. The WELS has provided excellent instructors to these schools by training its own teachers since 1884. On average, students attending Lutheran schools tend to outperform their peers in other schools on national achievement tests. Westside Christian School is proud to continue the rich tradition of Christian academic excellence.