Westlake Christian School

  • Grades: KG-8
  • Student Enrollment: 303
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4.5 out of 5 | 7 Reviews
  • Address
  • 1551 Belcher Rd
  • Palm Harbor, FL 34683
  • Phone
  • (727) 781-3808
  • Other Details
  • Principal or Admin: Mr. Rick Pucci
  • Website: www.westlakechristianschool.org

School Description

Our mission is to guide and inspire students to develop their God-given potential, while fostering a lifelong love of learning, in a nurturing Christ-centered environment.


Westlake's standardized test scores have ranked in the top 10% nationally for six consecutive years. We offer a challenging curriculum delivered by outstanding teachers (50% with advanced degrees), competitive and developmental athletics, award-winning arts and a focus on developing Christian leadership character. Our updated, secure campus is conveniently located one block west of US19N in central Palm Harbor.


Westlake's preschool (The Robin's Nest) is one of the top-performing preschools in north Pinellas County. We also offer before/after care through our Stars & Comets program.


Tours are offered every Wednesday at 10:00am or by appointment.


Westlake Christian School is a ministry of Palm Harbor United Methodist Church.

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4.5 out of 5 | 7 Reviews
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7 reviews for Westlake Christian School

  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on February 21, 2011
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • We have been so very pleased with our first two years at Westlake Christian School. We were looking for a school with strong academics, a variety of enrichment and athletic offerings,a Christian foundation, and a family atmosphere. We found it! How many principals greet each child by name every morning as they enter the school? Mr. Pucci does! Where else would at least a dozen moms and dads help out a family in need whether it's an illness or other unexpected emergency? Westlake parents do! We highly recommend that you stop by and say hello. We feel confident you'll stay!
  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on February 20, 2011
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • As a parent of Westlake Christian School for the past five years I can explain to all of you about how wonderful Westlake has been for our family. First and most important is how Westlake is an academically rigorous school. I can help you understand what academically rigorous truly means to Westlake. For example, all the staff, teachers, and parents want our children to succeed. The teachers go beyond and above to help teach and help them understand every subject. From math, reading spanish, and computors. If a child needs help the school is the first ones with a helping hand. With all the help and teaching from Westlake they prepare our children for the future. Getting them ready for high school is not only a challenge it is a gift. Which leads to say how wonderful our school is at bringing our Lord Jesus Christ into our childrens life in a singing dancing and worshipping way that our children take God into their own life each and everyday. Our children learn to obey trust and love God in a way that all of us should. The students and school can ALWAYS depend on parents help and involvement whether it is help at lunch in the cafateria to help in the class room or even if a family is in need. We are one big family that God has brought together.
  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on February 14, 2011
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This is our first year at Westlake, and we are very happy. The school provides an extremely positive atmosphere for the children, as well as a great academic program. The school encourages strong family values as well. The entire leadership team, faculty,and student body are very courteous and respectful, which is wonderful. Our family would highly recommend Westlake to others.
  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on February 13, 2011
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • We have both a middle and elementary school student at WCS, both since kindergarten, and we love everything that our school has to offer. We love the nurturing and challenging environment that WCS affords our kids. We especially love the courtesy and respect that is displayed campus-wide. The stability and strength of our leadership and staff is the reinforcement for us, as parents, to know that we've made the best possible choice for our children's Christian education.
  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on February 09, 2011
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • We made the switch last year to WCS. What a blessing it has been for our family. We have an elementary and middle school student and they absolutely LOVE WCS. It provides a rigorous academic program, while maintaining a nurturing Christian environment. The staff, administrators and teachers are so supportive, caring and enthusiastic about educating our children. We love that they are able to compete in sports and other extracurricular activities. It has been the absolute best decision we made to send our kids to this wonderful school.
  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on December 07, 2010
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • A new administrator/principal and now this once excellent school is declining rapidly. Nine teachers gone in the last year! This sort of teacher turnover cannot be good for a school or the students.
    We are looking for a more stable school with a more positive administrator and teaching environment (like Westlake used to offer).
    A better athletic program wouldn't hurt either.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on March 01, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I enrolled my kids at the Christian school where I worked when I first moved to Palm Harbor. After learning about Westlake, I left that job in order to move my kids to this school. Westlake has been terrific. Academics, athletics, arts, spiritual development, parent community are all outstanding. Highly recommended!

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 303
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 17.0
    Full-Time Teachers: 17
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 17.8
  • Percent Minority Students: 5.3%
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 150 (49.5%)
  • Females: 153 (50.5%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Westlake Christian School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black31.0%
Asian31.0%
Hispanic103.3%
White28794.7%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Westlake Christian School
  Number Percent
Kindergarten3611.9%
1st Grade3611.9%
2nd Grade268.6%
3rd Grade3712.2%
4th Grade3411.2%
5th Grade3611.9%
6th Grade3712.2%
7th Grade268.6%
8th Grade3511.6%
Source: FL Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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