The mission of Western Mennonite School is to equip students for a life of faith and learning by providing an educational experience highlighted by five key distinctions: Christ-centered, academic excellence, nurturing community, peace and service, and enrichment opportunities.
- Teach the Bible as the inspired word of God, upholding an Anabaptist interpretation.
- Encourage, mentor, and disciple students to develop a personal relationship with Christ, recognizing the presence of the Spirit in daily life.
- Invite students to examine the centrality of Christ’s teaching in all aspects of life.
- Model and teach the way of Christ in dealing with life issues, conflicts, and reconciliation.
- Prepare for a lifetime of learning by challenging students to develop analytical and critical thinking skills.
- Commit to help each student reach individual academic goals through offering modifications and individual help as needed.
- Offer a broad program of college/university preparatory, technological, practical arts, and fine arts courses.
- Promote the value and contributions of all peoples and cultures.
- Provide a holistic education focusing on the intellectual, spiritual, social, and physical development and wellness of each student.
- Honor a diverse school community by actively pursuing an anti-racist identity.
- Promote and mentor students in developing a Christian life of gratitude, service, peacemaking, justice, and stewardship.
- Encourage active participation within the school, church, and global community by helping students to form relationships of accountability and respect.
Peace and Service
- Provide experiences for students to lead, serve, and share their faith journey within the school, church, and global community.
- Teach and model an active, purposeful lifestyle of concern and justice for all people.
- Promote an awareness and understanding of God’s creation by focusing on the care and stewardship of the earth.
- Assist students to identify and develop personal spiritual gifts and abilities.
- Provide various experiences for students to develop gifts and interests in athletics, art, drama, and music.
- Offer off-campus educational and exploratory experiences.
- Encourage development of life-long relationships among students and faculty/staff through worship, weekly small groups, and dorm life experiences.
- Establish connections to broader church institutions and agencies.
WMS is a member of the Mennonite Schools Council and the Association of Christian Schools International. WMS is accredited through AdvancED/NWAC (Northwest Accreditation Commission) and AdvancED/MEA (Mennonite Education Agency).