Category Archives: ISACS Schools: Christian

Westminster Christian Academy


As a former resident of St. Louis, I always find returning to the area for school visits to be a pleasure — as it was last week and, also, in early 2015.

In my first visit to Westminster Christian Academy,  I enjoyed a school tour with Head of School Tom Stoner followed by good conversation with Tom and with past Head of School Jim Marsh.

DSC_0005Among the 26% of Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) member schools with a religious affiliation, Westminster serves 1009 students in grades 7 through 12 from families in which one or both parents identify as a professing Christian.

Founded in 1978, Westminster moved to a new, spacious campus in Town and Country,  Missouri, in 2011. Says Tom about the new campus: “The new campus literally and figuratively opens doors for us to provide students and families in greater St. Louis with a first quality, comprehensive educational program rooted in the convictions of Christian faith and permeated by a Christian worldview.”

What one aspect of Westminster would Tom Stoner most like to highlight for his ISACS colleagues? Tom points to the school’s philosophy:

“Westminster’s philosophy holds firmly to the long-established educational tradition which acknowledges the interdependence of knowledge and virtue: the cultivation of the mind is inextricably bound to the cultivation of the heart.”