Our mission statement informs us that we desire to "bring redemption to culture through character transformation and intellectual development."
Such a vision embraces the intellect and the physical, emotional, moral, and spiritual dimensions of each student, staff member, parent, and volunteer who makes up the fabric of our school community.
While the knowledge and skills developed through the learning process are recognized as precious in themselves, they find their most profound meaning in God's plan for each person in the human family.
Westside Academy includes students from Kindergarten through Grade 12. We are a certified Group 1 Independent School and comply with all B.C. Ministry of Education requirements. Students who graduate from Westside Academy receive a Transcript of Grades from the B.C. Ministry of Education.
The procedure for applying to Westside Academy is as follows:
Call or email the office to inquire and provide us with your name and contact information as well as your child's name and date of birth.
If space is available for the grade level(s) you are inquiring about, we will call you for an interview.
The continuing enrolment process for all current students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 the first week of February and closes the first Friday in March.
At Westside Academy, we will use a curriculum based on literacy and numeracy foundations, essential learning, and core competencies, and social interactions as a medium to do an honest evaluation of self both intellectually and character-wise, recognizing that these are intelligence necessary to succeed in the 21st century. Each additional building block of learning provides more opportunity and advantage moving forward.
We desire to both identify strengths, calling, and gifting and allow for growth and development in all areas of life. In this way, we will walk out our mission's goals and reach the world through the overflow of Christ in us.
The B.C. Certificate of Graduation or "Dogwood Diploma" is awarded to students who complete the provincial graduation requirements. All students enrolled in a B.C. school on or after July 1, 2018, are considered on the B.C. Graduation Program, (2018).
The School Completion ("Evergreen") Certificate recognizes the achievement of personal goals and allows students to celebrate the completion of their educational journey along with those in the graduating class. The Evergreen Certificate is intended to celebrate success in learning not recognized in a Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma).