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We are excited to hold in-person graduations this spring. Please carefully review the details for each ceremony and be sure to RSVP for your student’s event.
Date: Thursday, May 27th
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Westlake Gym – enter through East gym doors (by the playground)
Details: Attendance is strictly limited to family members who live in the same household as the student. Parents and siblings of graduating kindergartners may attend in-person. RSVP is required.
If a kindergarten student lives in the same household with individuals other than parents or siblings, then those individuals may attend graduation.
Cookies will be served outdoors following the ceremony. Family members who do not reside in the same household as the student are welcome to join us outside on the playground AFTER the ceremony for pictures (with kindergartners in their cap and gown).
The event will be livestreamed (and available afterward) for those who are unable to attend in person.
Kindergarten Graduation RSVP: (If you need to update a previous submission, please use this form to submit your new response) https://forms.gle/PvXaaeSUuBFiYHfm7
Date: Thursday, June 3rd
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Westlake Gym – enter through East gym doors (by the playground)
Details: **UPDATE 5/21/2021** Due to continued low rates of Covid-19, each student may bring 5 guests (regardless of whether they live in your household). RSVP is required.
Dessert will be served outdoors following the ceremony. The event will be livestreamed (and available afterward) for those who are unable to attend in person.
8th Grade RSVP: (If you need to update a previous submission, please use this form to submit your new response) https://forms.gle/hC3JXAsmdUbzxwQm6
Date: Saturday, June 5th
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Christ Church Crossroads
Details: Each graduating senior is allowed 10 guests. Tickets will be given to seniors the week of May 25th. Due to strict capacity guidelines at the venue, only ticketed guests will be allowed admission.
The Westlake community is invited to participate in a drive-by parade at Christ Church Crossroads following graduation.
Cars may begin lining up at Christ Church Crossroads at 3:30 p.m.
Feel free to decorate the passenger’s side of your car, and honk, wave, and shout as you pass by our graduates! Let’s give them a celebration to remember!
Westlake Christian Academy offers a complete preschool through 12th-grade educational program. Families who are interested in a quality Christian education are encouraged to explore our website, watch our videos, and contact us for more information!
Westlake is currently offering full-time in-person instruction, with the temporary option to learn remotely for students who need to stay home due to personal illness or exposure to someone with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms.
Fall 2021–22: Westlake is now welcoming inquiries and applications for Fall 2021. We encourage all interested families to apply as soon as possible. Applications will be considered in the order in which they are submitted online.
We currently have waiting lists for pre-k, full-day kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. It is possible that spaces will become available, so we invite you to submit an application.
We are currently conducting extremely limited tours of the school. Visitors are not allowed in the building when students are present. Face coverings are required inside. To request a tour, please submit an inquiry.
Tuesday nights at 6:30pmApril 13
**Open House dates and protocol are subject to change, due to current health guidelines. Please check back here for updates.*
Please look through our Admissions Info Booklet for an overview of our school, programs, and pricing.
If you would like more information, please submit your request below. We look forward to talking with you soon.Request Information
We are planning a special night for families of Fall 2021 kindergartners. Make plans now to join us for Kindergarten Roundup in February 2021.
As the dates approach, more details will be available about the exact format of the evening, depending on current guidelines for social distancing and gathering size. Please RSVP below to ensure that you are notified with any event updates.
Monday, February 8, 2021 @ 6:30pm
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 @ 6:30pm
Attendees over the age of two are required to wear a face covering inside the building. Chairs will be socially distanced for the presentation in the gym, and multiple activity stations will be set up so that families can spread out. Hand sanitizer will be provided at each activity station.
The kindergarten class of 2020-21 had a waiting list, and we anticipate that all 22 spots in our 2021–2022 kindergarten class will also fill.
Visit our Preschool/Pre-K Open House for a hands-on introduction to the Early Learning Center at Westlake Christian Academy.
Are you looking for a literature-rich, Christ-centered early learning program that is provided in a warm and loving environment?
Come and learn more about our play-based program on Saturday, January 30, 2021. **Due to high registration numbers, we have added a second time-slot. The 9am slot is full; please RSVP for a 10am slot.**
Additional program information is available here.
Children can explore the preschool or pre-kindergarten classrooms while parents talk with teachers and learn more. Each classroom will have five activity stations, with a limit of one family per station. Hand sanitizer will be provided at each station.
Westlake’s Early Learning Center has remained open throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Westlake follows guidelines from the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Public Health regarding health and safety protocol. You can learn more about specific guidelines here.
Open House attendance will be limited and social distancing guidelines will be followed. All attendees over the age of two must wear a face-covering, and temperatures will be taken before entering the building. If anyone in your household has experienced covid-like symptoms recently, we ask that you contact us to reschedule.
Each classroom will be limited to five families at one time. The first ten families to RSVP will be invited to enter the classrooms at 9am. **A second time slot has been added for 10am.** Registration is required for this event.
The format for the open house is subject to change, due to current health guidelines and limits on gathering size. Please register in advance so that we can contact you with any updates about the event.
Preschool students must be 3 years old by September 1st and Pre-K students must be 4 years old by September 1st.
Christmastide (Intermediate and Concert Band)
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Ringing In Christmas (Preschool – 6th Grade)
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Thank you to the WCA Parents Association for arranging to have Dalton’s Cakes make cookie decorating kits for our elementary families.
Be sure to share your cookie creations with us by using #wcaChristmasCookieFun and tagging @daltonscakes.
Over the last few weeks, our students have partnered with Operation Christmas Child in various ways. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to provide God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. They do this by compiling Christmas gifts in their iconic green and red shoebox and shipping them all over the world.
One group of girls, from our secondary Connect Groups, decided to pack boxes outside of school. Freshman Brittany Funk shared her experience, “Being at Westlake is such a blessing in my life! One thing I have really enjoyed this year is spending time with my Connect Groups on Thursdays. I had lots of fun with some of my Connect Group friends participating in Operation Christmas Child remotely this year, by packing boxes for children in other countries who don’t have very much. I loved picking each individual toy and essential item for the children based off of their age and gender. I loved serving with my friends, knowing it will bring a smile to the children’s faces when they receive a box of God’s love.”
Our Preschool and Pre-K students and their families also participated by donating gifts and filling a total of 36 shoeboxes! Mrs. Lovelace and Mrs. Mensch talked with their students about children around the world who may never receive a gift or hear about Jesus. Students and their families were then invited to send in small toys and toiletries to pack in shoeboxes for other preschool-aged children. On “packing day”, the classes watched a video about the packing process and how shoeboxes are shipped around the world – via trucks, ships, even bikes, donkeys, and elephants! They looked at pictures of children receiving their packages with big smiles and excitement and prayed for the children who would be receiving the boxes. Then each student was able to add a gift to one of the shoeboxes.
A group of our high schoolers then went to a local OCC Drop Off Center to help pack boxes and load trucks for distribution. The Central Drop Off Coordinator for OCC, Michelle Bengini, said, “Thank you so much again for coming … with your crew; it was a real blessing to have you guys there. We packed a total of 815 shippers over 2 days with 12,143 gift-filled, gospel opportunities for the neediest children around the world.”
Our high schoolers took to heart what Paul said in Acts 20, “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
This Christmas season, we pray that you cherish the times with your family, you reach out and display kindness to your fellow man, and where able, extend a helping hand or a gift, demonstrating God’s love in a tangible way.
If you’d like to learn more about Operation Christmas Child you can do so by visiting their website: https://sampur.se/37BU1dr
Westlake Christian Academy looks forward every fall to having our students’ grandparents visit the school. This year, we couldn’t invite our grandparents to visit in person, but we did put together a special presentation. We hope you enjoy it!
To prepare for next year, make your appointments early and submit the following requirements to the school office prior to the first day of school.
Please email completed forms to Mrs. Kathleen Beckman or fax to (847) 548-6481.
Forms may be obtained from your health care provider or the school office. WCA complies with the requirements of the IL State Board of Education. Consult your physician for details.
Sports Physicals are required for ALL students participating in the athletic program prior to starting practice.
Forms may be obtained from your health care provider or the school office or under Documents.
If you’re looking for a comprehensive list of the 2020–21 supplies required for all grades, click here.
Our Parents Association has also arranged for online purchasing of school supplies, which you may order here.
We’ve created individual screen-sized images for you to save to your phone for ease of shopping. You can just save whichever ones you need.