K-3 / K-4 / K-5
Our Preschool’s Mission Statement
Westgate Christian School is an educational institution that is an integral part of the ministry of Westgate Baptist Ministries. It was founded for the purpose of providing an academically sound, biblically-based, Christ-centered program of instruction for students in grades K-3 through 12. WCS is here to assist Christian parents in obeying God’s command of Ephesians 6:4 to train up children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. It is understood that our teachings and philosophical orientation are founded upon fundamental, biblical truths, and doctrinally reflect our Baptist Statement of Faith and conservative standards.
Preschool – K3 & K4 offer a full or half day program
8:00am-11:30am – Half day
8:00am-2:45pm – Full day
Our Kindergarten 3 through 5 year-olds use the A Beka Book curriculum, which is produced by Pensacola Christian College Press. A Beka Book is dedicated to providing quality education from a Christian perspective with a traditional approach to education. The spiritual need is addressed throughout our Bible time, chapel services, and music. Parents are invited to join us for chapel each Wednesday morning from 8:15 – 8:45am in the auditorium.
The preschool program includes the following:
Phonics & Reading, Number Skills & Concepts
Listening & Motor Skills Writing Readiness (manuscript)
Language Development & Poetry, Health, Safety, & Manners
Bible & Music, Community Helpers & Countries, Science, Arts & Crafts
Admissions – Westgate Christian School was established to provide Christian parents with a Christ-centered educational program for their children. It is expected, therefore that those enrolling their children at WCS will support our philosophy, faculty, administration, and programs. Preschool students must be restroom responsible to attend and follow our dress code standards. No student will be admitted until the parents or legal guardians have read the Preschool Handbook and signed a Statement of Cooperation. Furthermore, Westgate Christian School will not discriminate against, nor deny enrollment to, any person on the basis of race, color, ethnic background, or national origin.
Kindergarten (K-5) is a full day program
8:00am-2:45pm – Full day
Kindergarten Guidelines- In the state of South Carolina, kindergarten attendance is required. In fact, the compulsory school age in this state is five years old before Sept.1. We are a full-day program from 8:00am-2:45pm
Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Team Work is emphasized with respect for one another and learning Biblical principles and solutions. There’s no “I” in teamwork as work together with each classmate to ensure there will be “ NO “bosses” or “bullies”- only Buddies! Yeah!
Our curriculum – A Beka Book which includes:
Social Skills– Community Helpers, America Our Great Country, Children Around the World. Character Development, Think & Learn, Number Skills and Writing,
Phonics – Letter & Sound, My Blends & Reading. These subjects are done throughout the week.
Science– God’s World will begin when Social Skills ends in Feb. and a fieldtrip to the zoo will conclude our Science in May.
Bible – is taught daily from the Word of God and Visuals and used. Friday Chapels are taught with K3-6th grades at 8:10-8:45. Songs and Bible teaching are done with alternate speakers. Parents are welcome to join us in the Auditorium.
Handwriting is done with the Prescursive format from BJU Press. We will kick off the year with this beautiful letter writing and Homework on Tues. & Thurs. evenings.
Music Class (Wed), Art (Fri) & Library (Tues) mornings.
Lunchtime – is 10:50am daily with 1st– 3rd grades.
Snacks/recess- twice per day/morning & afternoon