In the mid 1990s, the members of St. Andrew began to expand their ministries to include a school that offered high quality Christian education to children and their families. After several years of exploration, planning, and development, Westside Christian School opened its doors in 2001.
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, 25 high schools, and 2 prep 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. 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.