Teachers and Staff Grades PK-12. 50 Female, 8 Male—86% female! All teachers degreed, 80% have Texas Educator Certificates (not required for a private school) Degrees span Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of Arts, and Master of Science
Primarily secular publishers
Christian curriculum more prominent in science and history
Starting in 6th grade, PAP track, fast track math and science, in addition to the on-level track
AP course offerings start with AP European history in 10th grade
New for 2014-2015: AP Chemistry!
Lake West and Summer Camps
S.A.I.L.-Student Adapted Individualized Learning
Park West is Faith West’s 8-acre site that includes a small recreational lake, walking trails, gazebos, grills, playgrounds, and three large homes. The summer months at Park West include four, one week, day camps. Each camp has a 200 camper capacity. Camp West employs junior and senior students, coaches, and FW parents as directors, counselors, concession workers, and lifeguards. Students working the camps receive special training in counseling and leadership. The park is also open daily, in the evenings, to the public for swimming, fishing, and picnics.
In 2012, we started boarding international students (I20) students who wished to receive a Christian education in America. In the past two years, this program has flourished! We have a boarding house and host families, and we currently have over 20 international students from Europe and Asia. In 2014-2015, we will offer our first ESL program and will be accepting elementary international students for the first time. Faith West is hoping to partner with schools in China to open Faith West wings in their schools as well.
Faith West desires to help every student find their “bent” in life. We recognize that we cannot offer everything a student may need in the regular academic classroom, especially because we are limited by the number of teachers we have an the number of classes offered. Out of this desire and reality came our Learning Lab, a digital lab manned by a math and English teacher. We utilize Alpha Omega, a digital curriculum that students complete online. This program has been incredibly successful in meeting the variety of needs our students have. We are hoping to soon offer Johns Hopkins enrichment programs to qualifying students.