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I enjoy going to a school that allows me to worship God freely and challenges my faith each and every day. My faith has been strengthened because I am surrounded by a good Christian environment that can keep me accountable. – Steven, Sophomore


The high school years are a pivotal time in a student’s life — a time when faith is shaped, friendships are formed, and futures are decided. At Whittier Christian High School, it’s our calling to make the most of these years. As one of Southern California’s leading private high schools, WCHS is committed to giving your student a meaningful, Christ-centered high school experience — one that equips both mind and spirit. With our strong record of academic success, athletic achievement and artistic cultivation, WCHS will prepare your student to thrive in college and beyond, all while helping to build Christian character and foster spiritual growth. As you explore your high school options, we invite you to discover what sets Whittier Christian High School apart. We invite you to become a Herald.


Academic Achievement Equipping the Mind

Need Good Quote from Derek.

– Derek, Junior


As Christians, we’re commanded to love God with all our mind. That’s why Whittier Christian High School takes academic education — the development of students’ minds — so seriously. Here, education isn’t just about grades and test scores. It’s about teaching students to think critically, to seek truth rigorously, to understand the world from a biblical perspective, and to use their minds to honor God. With small class sizes, highly qualified teachers, personal attention from counselors, and the flexibility of three academic tracks, Whittier Christian High School is a premier academic community with a strong record of preparing graduates to succeed wherever God has called them.

WCHS Quick Facts • Average class size: 22 • College attendance rate: 99 percent • Average SAT score: 1950 among honors students; 1562 among all students (compared to 1513 statewide average) • Accreditation: WASC (Western Association of Schools & Colleges); ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International)

Academics at a Glance: • WCHS students consistently outperform statewide and national averages on the SAT and AP exams, and nearly 99 percent go on to attend college. In recent years, students have attended such schools as Harvard, Yale, UCLA and Wheaton. (Find a list of colleges where our students have been accepted at wchs.com/academics.) • Students choose from three academic tracks: the Alpha Honors diploma program, the college prep diploma program, or the high school diploma program. • Alpha Honors students can graduate with up to a year’s worth of college credit, thanks to AP exams and Cal State Fullerton classes taught at WCHS. • Our academic counselors meet with every student, every semester — offering personalized guidance and advice on choosing a college or career.


christian community Equipping the Spirit

WCHS has strengthened and solidified my walk with Christ through the teachers, who are like mentors helping us to grow in Him. The community at WCHS is a Godcentered group that years to constantly grow academically and spiritually. – Catherine, Senior


We’re not just here to produce graduates. We’re here to make disciples. At Whittier Christian High School, we’re committed to creating a vibrant community where students grow in genuine faith, build Christ-honoring friendships, and learn what it truly means to follow Jesus Christ. Through a solid four-year Bible curriculum, weekly chapels, Christian service projects and mentoring relationships with Christian faculty and coaches, it’s our desire to see each student come to know God more deeply and develop a passion to spread the gospel.

WCHS Quick Facts • Mission: Whittier Christian High School is a Christcentered academic community where students are taught, inspired, and prepared to be critical thinkers and authentic Christians, equipping them to honor God through academic achievement, humble service and courageous leadership. • Founded: 1958

Spiritual Life at a Glance: • Students take a Bible course each semester, covering such areas as theology, apologetics and ethics. A special “Life Calling” course during the junior year focuses on helping students pursue God’s will for their lives. • Students and staff worship God and study His Word together at a weekly chapel service, allowing us to draw closer to each other as we grow closer to God. • Because service to others reflects Christ within us, students are encouraged to participate in ministries and Christian service projects throughout the year.


athletics Building Character

Welcome to the place where soul meets scoreboard. Whittier Christian High School is a recognized leader in athletics, a place where athletes train to compete at the highest levels while also developing Christian character on and off the field. Under the mentorship of more than 60 committed Christian coaches, Heralds learn what it means to model self-discipline, dedication, teamwork, and integrity — all while having plenty of fun. With more than 100 league championships and 16 CIF championships, WCHS has a proud heritage of success. Whether your student is seeking a college athletic scholarship or just playing for the love of the game, there are plenty of ways to get into the action.

The coaches help me to not think about myself, but the entire team. They’ve definitely helped me step out of my comfort zone. – Dylan, Freshman


The coaches at WCHS really focus on your character more than your actual athletic ability. They help you grow in the Lord and play for His glory while doing what you love. – Megan, Sophomore

Our Teams: Fall Sports

Winter Sports

Spring Sports

Football Girls’ Volleyball Girls’ Cross Country Boys’ Cross Country Girls’ Tennis Cheer and Song

Girls’ Basketball Boys’ Basketball Girls’ Soccer Boys’ Soccer Wrestling

Baseball Softball Girls’ Track & Field Boys’ Track & Field Boys’ Volleyball Golf Boys’ Tennis

WCHS Quick Facts • Mascot: Herald • Athletic Success: WCHS athletes have won 16 CIF championships and more than 100 league championships.


ARTS Inspiring Creativity

Need Good Quote from Derek.

– Derek, Junior


We were created to create. As Christians, one of the ways we worship God is to use our God-given artistic talents to reflect His beauty, goodness and truth. At Whittier Christian High School, we recognize the value of cultivating the artistic abilities of our students — whether they’re painting a canvas, playing a violin or dancing across a stage. At a time when many schools are losing arts funding, the thriving fine arts program at WCHS offers a number of outstanding opportunities to excel in both the visual and performing arts. In addition to excellent technical training, our talented team of coaches and directors guide students to use their God-given talents to honor our Lord and Savior.

Our programs: Visual Arts Dance Instrumental Music Theatre Film Vocal Music


Student Life Encouraging Maturity

I love the atmosphere of WCHS. When you first walk onto the campus, you’re immediately greeted and you just feel welcomed and loved by everyone approaching you! – Justina, Freshman


Some lessons are best learned outside the classroom.

Ways to Get Involved

Often, the most impactful and memorable experiences in a student’s high school career come well after the bell has rung.

• Student Government. Elected ASB and class council positions give students reallife leadership experience from a Christian perspective.

At Whittier Christian High School, there are plenty of opportunities for each

• Social Events and Activities. Traditions like Homecoming, Sadie Hawkins and Winter Fest are highlights of the year.

student to get plugged in to the community and find their own niche — a place where they belong. We offer a variety of extracurricular activities and organizations where students can build lasting friendships, develop leadership skills, and make lifelong memories.

WCHS Quick Facts • Religious Affiliation: Nondenominational Christian

• Clubs and Organizations. Popular groups like Key Club, International Justice Mission or the Herald Newspaper give students an opportunity to meet, learn, and serve together.


Become a Herald! Ready for the next step? One of the best ways to determine whether Whittier Christian High School is a good fit for your family is to experience the school in person. We invite you to pay a visit to our campus, whether through one of our visitation events or a private tour.

To schedule a visit to campus, learn more about the WCHS experience, or apply online, visit www.wchs.com.


I enjoy going to a school that allows me to worship God freely and challenges my faith each and every day. My faith has been strengthened because I am surrounded by a good Christian environment that can keep me accountable. – Steven, Sophomore


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