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West End Christian School

1600 Atlantic Street
Hopewell, VA 23860

(804) 458-6142


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"West End Christian School exists to provide academic excellence with a Christian world and life view (Deuteronomy 6). We seek to educate the whole child (spiritually, academically, emotionally, physically), basing all teaching principles on God's truth in order to produce within each student an overall Christian worldview. With this foundation, we can provide, by the grace of God, quality education of the highest standards with an emphasis on stimulating the student's thinking skills and meeting the student's specific needs through individualized instruction.
The ultimate responsibility for this total education of the child belongs to the parent, not the state. Therefore, WECS accepts its task as delegated from the parents and seeks to communicate and cooperate with them in fulfilling their responsibility. This delegation does not mean that the parents can expect special regulations or exceptions to be made for their children, but a mutual cooperation will be attempted. Furthermore, the school seeks to support and strengthen Christian values that are taught at home and church.
The primary goal of West End Christian School is to enable students to develop a Biblical worldview. We want our students not only to be able to articulate what they believe, but we want them to be able to evaluate the beliefs and practices of those around them and the culture in which they live. In summary, the education of a student at WECS includes:
1. The teaching of the Bible as true and as the key to all truth;
2. The teaching of appropriate curricula in all subject areas;
3. The development of the child academically, spiritually, socially, emotionally, and physically;
4. The teaching that all areas of life find their unity and significance under the sovereignty of God;
5. The recognition of the need to accept oneself and others as unique individuals with varieties of gifts and talents;
6. The teaching that all authorities placed over him/her are divinely ordained as important influences to provide support, insure protection, and help produce moral character;
7. The significance of worship and its proper teaching emphasis within the home, church, and school.

Excerpted from the preschool's website