WSCA’s Christian Middle School Program
At West Shore Christian Academy, we create a learning environment for middle school students where they are equipped to realize their identity in Christ and discover their God-given purpose. Through a Biblical worldview, our Christian middle school provides a rigorous academic program, age-appropriate co-curricular activities, and opportunities for positive social interactions.
An Individualized Middle School Experience
Middle school students at WSCA occupy a designated section of our high school building where they have lockers and a majority of their classes. They are taught by a talented team of educators who love middle schoolers and value partnering with families to help students navigate the challenges and opportunities of this developmental stage.
Middle school students also enjoy their own lunch period in the Bobcat Commons and have a personalized chapel once a week. Students also participate in specifically designed middle school retreats each fall.
“Shining Like Stars” at WSCA Middle School
Our middle school’s theme is “Shine Like STARS,” a reference to the passage in Philippians 2:14-16 where the apostle Paul encourages believers to lead blameless and pure lives so that they might be seen as children of God, shining like stars in the sky. Using the letters of STARS, we seek to equip middle school students to Serve Others, Try their best, Accept responsibility, Respect authority, and Show integrity.
Our mutual commitment to STARS guides every interaction we have as teachers and students.
Purposefully called faculty members are at the heart of our Christian middle school. Our teachers feel personally called to their work and deliver their lessons with passion and expertise in their subject matter and in engaging ways for students. Our middle school teachers are beloved by their students.
Our rigorous academic preparation also prepares students for success in high school and beyond.
Because of our low student-to-faculty ratio, our educators can truly disciple students—mentoring them as believers, leaders, and lifelong learners. We strive to create an atmosphere at WSCA that is spiritually sensitive and spirit-filled.
• Homeroom acts like a small group gathering where students and teachers pray together on a daily basis.
• Middle school students at West Shore Christian Academy have chapel each week with a personalized message appropriate for their ages.
• Middle school students participate in spiritual retreats each fall where they engage in team building exercises, devotions, corporate worship, and time away from the demands of their daily schedule.
Through these experiences we find that students grow in their faith, deepen their friendships, and increase their accountability with each other.
Identifying Student Talents and Gifts in Middle School
A key element of West Shore Christian Academy’s mission is to help students identify and develop their individual talents and gifts. Through our fine arts, athletics, and co-curricular programs, we offer opportunities for students to explore their unique interests and gifts.
Some examples include:
• Competitive athletic offerings for boys and girls
• Orchestra, band, and chorus as well as a top-quality musical performed in a professional venue
• Extracurricular offerings like robotics and forensics
• Academic competitions such as the ACSI Spelling Bee and National Geographic “Geo Bee”
Additionally, during J-Term each year, students can select two courses of particular interest to them. Course offerings often range from cooking to self-defense to sewing to movies. Students are given ample opportunity to explore areas of personal interest.
Contact Us for More Information
If you’re interested in Christian education in the Mechanicsburg area for your child, contact Mary Beth Gilge at [email protected] to ask questions, schedule a visit, or begin the application process.