I remember being encouraged and supported, while also challenged to think critically and apply what I was learning to life situations.
How did WHCS strengthen your faith in God?
Along with the faith-based curriculum, I think the biggest impact on my faith came from conversations with teachers and staff. I remember being encouraged and supported, while also challenged to think critically and apply what I was learning to life situations.
What was one of your favorite memories/moments at WHCS?
Definitely our fifth grade production of the musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” I played Benjamin and to this day can sing every one of those songs word for word!
How did WHCS prepare for your career and/or high school education?
What stands out to me the most is the rigor of the English and grammar curriculum in my time at West Hills. Studying in Biblical Academics means that I have had to acquire a few different languages and constantly work on my skills as a writer. The foundation that West Hills gave me at a young age has made it much easier as an adult to acquire these languages and has given me a noticeable leg up in my writing proficiency.
How did WHCS cultivate community?
During the years I was at West Hills, my class faced a couple of pretty difficult tragedies in our lives. In each of these circumstances, I will never forget how our teachers created space for us to process as kids and pray together as a class. This shepherding and value on relationship created deep friendships among my classmates, and many of us (both classmates and teachers!) are still involved in each other’s lives today.