About Westgate Christian School


Westgate Christian School is a fully accredited private school in Spartanburg, SC that educates and equips students from preschool through 12th grade. But first, we are a family, a family that prays for one another, supports, and encourages one another as a committed group of teachers, faculty, parents, and students. And our family is growing! We continue to add classrooms, teachers, and staff as the Lord blesses our ministry and mission.

Our students and families are a priority as we seek to adapt to changing needs in today’s fast-paced world. We are a long-time ministry of Westgate Baptist Church and are supported by a loving, praying body of believers led by Pastor James Wooten. Many of our teachers and staff are members of the church and all are members of local churches of like faith who are dedicated to God, His Word, and the ministry He has called them to fulfill. As a ministry of Westgate Baptist Church, Westgate Christian School adheres to and supports the doctrines and beliefs of Westgate Baptist Church.

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Founded 1981

 In 1981, Tabernacle Baptist Church and Temple Baptist Church merged to form Westgate Baptist Church at 1990 Old Reidville Road, Spartanburg. This marked the beginning of Westgate Christian School as we know it today. The Westgate congregation has remained committed to this vision for a Christian school built on biblical faith and academic excellence. 

Our school has a rich heritage and strong foundation in Jesus Christ, while also having a heart to equip students academically, socially, and even physically. We want to prepare young people for whatever God calls them to beyond Westgate Christian School. 

Unfortunately, not all Christian schools start off with a solid foundation or survive the trials and challenges that come. But we are grateful for the decades of service and ministry that God has allowed us, and we are dependent upon Him to fulfill the mission He has given. 


Our Vision

As the Lord continues to grow our school, we continue to seek His wisdom for the next steps. How can we best serve Him? Our students? Our school families? Our vision for the future includes the expansion of our facilities and staff so that we can minister to and educate more students in the Spartanburg area. Each step of the way, we’re seeing God provide in His timing, allowing us to not only to increase in size but also expand our resources.

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Our Mission

Westgate Christian school exists to partner with parents to prepare academically excellent, socially mature, and biblically wise Christ followers.

We want to guide and support students as they rise to their God-given academic potential. But we believe it’s also important for them to learn how to interact wisely with the world and love others as themselves. And above all, we seek to cultivate dependence upon God as they grow in their relationship with Him.

All of this we prayerfully seek to accomplish in partnership with you, the parents, whom God has entrusted to be the loving, primary authority in their lives.

Pastor James Wooten

Pastor James Wooten


Gail Grab

Gail Grab

Administrator/ Principal

Harry Peart

Harry Peart

Vice Principal

Jeff Hoyt

Jeff Hoyt

Business Manager

All Teachers & Staff

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