Philosophy

Westminster Christian Academy is a religious institution providing an education in a distinctly Christian environment. Admission into WCA’s Preschool is open to parents/guardians interested in securing a Christian education for pre-kindergarten students from Pre-K 18 months old to Pre-K 4 years old. WCA’s Preschool admits students of any race, color, nationality, and ethnic origins to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. WCA’s Preschool does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin.



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2017-2018 School Year

Re-enrollment for 2017-2018 School Year is opening soon. For questions about enrollment contact the our office at 281-280-9829 or email the Preschool Office.

Re-enrollment for Current Students began February 8th.

Current Student Re-Enrollment

New Student Applications begin February 16th.

New Student Application Preschool Parent/Student Handbook

Qualifications

We believe that our biblical role is to work in conjunction with the home to mold students to be Christ-like by instilling a biblical worldview and teaching biblical principles throughout the instructional curriculum and extra-curricular activities. On those occasions in which the atmosphere or conduct within a particular home is counter to or in opposition to the biblical lifestyle, the school reserves the right, within its sole discretion, to refuse admission of an applicant or to discontinue enrollment of a student. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, living in, condoning, or supporting sexual immorality; homosexual behavior; promoting such practices; or otherwise the inability to support the moral principles of the school. (Leviticus 20:13a, Romans 1:27, Matthew 19:4-6) W

Westminster Christian Academy reserves the right to refuse admittance or to discontinue enrollment of a student whose needs cannot be adequately met through the existing academic structure and programming of the school. Westminster Christian Academy has an advanced, fast-moving curriculum. We have found that the combination of small classes, good teachers, and committed parents allows our students to advance more quickly each year than national averages. In order to be qualified for admittance to the school, incoming students in the elementary and intermediate must show a demonstrated capacity for academic progress, and, in older students, a history of academic success. Not every student will benefit from the same academic program. While we endeavor to use a variety of teaching strategies to help all of our students learn quickly and well, we also realize not every student will do well in our particular program. Our assessment tools are designed to help ensure that we can provide a good resource for each family and child, and place our students into a position for success.

Enrollment Statement and Rationale

Bay Area Presbyterian Church is excited to be a part of the Clear Lake community and counts it a privilege to offer strong, relevant support and ministry to local families. God has given us a particular heart for supporting families by providing programs of excellence for their children. To this end, our church founded Westminster Christian Academy as a resource for Christian families seeking strong academic programming and spiritual training for their elementary-aged children. Then, in response to the need among local families to have a safe, positive, academically focused learning environment for their children ages 18 months to 4 years, we established WCA’s Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC). This program is structured to have a broader outreach into the community. Therefore, unlike the Academy, children are eligible for enrollment in the ECEC even if Christianity is not the professed and practiced faith of the child’s family.

How to Apply

Application

The Admissions area of our website is designed to make the application process as simple as possible using our Online Application. We require families to apply online as it simplifies submission and provides parents a tool for tracking online the status of their admission after their application has been submitted.

Then log into your account and Create A New Student Application for your child. You will then have the flexibility to log in and out of your account and access your open application.

After submitting the application, you will be able to track your admissions status at the school by logging into your account. There you will be able to print the completed applications, monitor when the school receives supplemental application forms, and if necessary reprint the supplemental forms.

Additional Documents

The Application Process also includes submission of the following required documentation. These documents may be uploaded with the online application, emailed to preschool@wca-lions.org or delivered to the school:

  • $75.00 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Copy of state issued birth certificate
  • Copy of current immunization record or original, notarized exemption form
  • Physician’s Health Statement signed by physician confirming that the student is able to participate in the school program
  • Recent picture of your child(ren)

Proper completion of the application process (submission of the application, fee, and all required documentation) does not guarantee placement in the Preschool program. The application process initiates assessment by the WCA Admissions Team to determine if the appropriate class has openings.

Enrollment

If placement is found for your child, you will be notified and given instructions for Online Enrollment via the online ParentsWeb system to finalize the admissions process. To secure your child’s spot, Online Enrollment must be completed by 10 business days from the date of notification, including payment of the enrollment fee.

Temporary Waiting List

If placement in a classroom is not found for your child, you will be notified. You may request to be put on a Temporary Waiting List to be contacted if a place becomes available during the 2017-2018 school year.

Westminster Christian Academy reserves the right to fill class openings at its discretion.


Tuition

Westminster Christian Academy is committed to bringing our students the highest academic experience with small classes in a committed Christian environment. This commitment is costly, but we believe that the rewards will be reaped by our students and by God’s church as a whole as we send out graduates prepared to serve God and declare the good news in all manner of future vocations. We hope all interested families will consider the experiences and preparation their children will receive within our walls.

Pricing varies by grade level and class time, but in an effort to simplify pricing, we have included all regular charges in our tuition. Please note that there are no hidden charges in the WCA tuition: school supplies, curriculum, field trips, state-mandated health screenings, yearbooks, school pictures, and a school t-shirt are included in tuition.

Lunch and two snacks daily are included for full-day students only. Lunch can be purchased from our hot lunch program.

Program Schedules

2017-2018


We have a two main program schedules, including three or five day a week half-day programs from 8:30am - 12:00pm all the way to full care hours from 6:30am through 6:00pm. Full time classes provide parents in the Bay Area with a day care alternative, including the same content as our regular preschool classes in an environment that extends the love and nurture of the home throughout the school day.  We have a year round program and a school year program.  See corresponding fee schedules below.


Track A

Track A follows a traditional academic calendar and does not include summer care. Before and after school care is available to Track A students for an additional fee.

Holidays

Track A follows the Academy School Calendar. 


Track B

Track B is our year-round program and includes before and after school care, summers, and most holiday breaks)

Holidays
  • 3 Days in the middle of August, just prior to the beginning of the start of the new school year for WCA’s academy.  This time is used for teacher training and to prepare classrooms.
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving - (Thursday and Friday)
  • Christmas - (the 25th and one other day)
  • New Year’s Day
  • Easter - (Good Friday and the Monday after Easter)
  • Memorial Day
  • 2 Days at the end of May or the beginning of June (end of Academy school year) to transition rooms and schedules for summer.

FACTS Tuition Management

Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, Westminster Christian Academy will utilize FACTS Management Co. to manage our tuition and other school fee payments for all WCA families. FACTS is successfully used by over 5000 private and Christian schools throughout the country and works in conjunction with our existing Renweb/ParentWeb. Payment through FACTS is convenient, flexible, and secure.

For the 2017-18 School Year, WCA will pay the FACTS set-up fees listed below for ALL families. FACTS charges an annual fee per family to administer tuition payments. A one-time $20 payment is required for tuition that is paid as a lump-sum or in two installments. A one-time $50 payment is required for tuition that is paid via a monthly payment plan.

FACTS benefits include:

  • Convenient and secure customized online payment plan set-up
  • You choose the payment frequency – annually, semi-annually, monthly, or bi-monthly
  • You select which day of month to pay (5th, 10th, 15th, 20th or 25th)
  • Payment reminders 5 days prior to scheduled payment date, email or text
  • Payments can be made from your mobile device
  • Ability to switch payment methods (e.g., from checking to credit card)
  • Multiple payment plan options, including by automatic bank payment, credit card payment with 2.75% service fee, check (for annual and semi-annual payments), and online payment

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