Elementary School

Dear Parents:

The early years in a child’s life are foundational to their spiritual, academic, and social development. At WSCA, we partner with parents to guide children through these formative years. Our dedicated teachers desire to personally live a life for Christ and make it their mission to foster a Biblical foundation in each student. Our small class sizes provide each student with the challenge and support necessary to meet their needs. Additionally, it’s our desire to see each student develop their talents and godly gifts by participating in a variety of activities like concert performances, weekly chapels, intramural sports, field trips, and service and outreach projects.

It’s an honor to serve God by following His Word in Proverbs 22:6: “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they’re old they will not turn from it.”


Joseph Shirvinski
Elementary Principal


About Joe Shirvinski

Mr. Shirvinski has more than 25 years of experience in education as a teacher, administrator, and graduate instructor. His educator and administrator career has taken him from Mahanoy Area School District to Southern Columbia Area School District to Annville Elementary School to Cumberland Valley School District. He joined the West Shore Christian Academy family in 2017.

He is currently an adjunct instructor for Eastern University. Prior to this position he was a graduate instructor for Performance Learning Systems, teaching graduate students who received credit from Wilkes University.

Mr. Shirvinski is a proud graduate of Kutztown University with a B.S. and Masters in Elementary Education/Reading. He received a second master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Wilkes University while obtaining his K-12 principal certification. He has also completed his Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility from Bucknell University.