Who We Are
Western Michigan Christian’s mission is to educate with excellence, integrate faith with knowledge, equip students to work and serve Christ in their communities.
Statement of Faith
The mission of West Michigan Christian Schools is based on God’s infallible Word, the Bible, as explicated by the Reformed tradition; all association members subscribe to this summary:
Our Story: WMC History
Western Michigan Christian High School is owned and operated by the parents and friends to whom it serves. The idea of a Christian high school in western Michigan was in the minds and hearts of a group of God-fearing parents as early as 1942.
By parents from three area Christian elementary schools desiring Christian education through the twelfth grade. These three schools were: Fremont Christian, Grand Haven Christian, and Muskegon Christian; they were joined shortly thereafter by New Era Christian. These schools were united by a desire for Christian education from a Reformed perspective.
September 6, 1949
The school doors were opened to 125 students and eight staff.
Over the years, WMC has had several building projects to match both growing enrollment and athletic success.
A combination gym/auditorium was added, along with a commons area, kitchen facilities, and more classrooms.
Performance soccer field (still used today) and a track.
WMC moved to the Ellis Road campus.
Performance and practice gymnasiums added to Ellis Road facilities.
Middle School Added
Field & Building Additions
The school has a rich fine arts and athletic history. The band and choir have traveled extensively across the United States, participating in musical competitions and concerts, and many students have won numerous artistic awards. Several of our athletic programs have earned many State Championships.
School enrollment peaked in the 1970s with a student body of nearly 400. In the late 1970s, with the decline in local industry and the end of the baby boom generation, enrollment dropped significantly reaching all-time lows in the early 1980s.
WMC is governed by a 10-member board and Pastor Samuel Greer began his term as Interim Principal in June 2017 and then Principal in 2018.
The current makeup of our school is a result of an intentional focus on reaching out and building community. In fact, in the past decade we have seen an enrollment increase of more than 20%. Our current enrollment in grades 7-12 is 332.
Evidence of ‘All God’s People’ at WMC includes:
- A Freshmen Bible class that has students from Spain, Vietnam and Brazil.
- WMC has students who belong to the Catholic, Lutheran and Baptist churches.
- A Senior service project in which international students from Korea led a children’s camp with Korean songs, games, and food.
- A chapel service led by an American professional baseball player, who was a Christian playing in Korea, who shared his testimony with our student body.
It is a blessing to have a school filled with students from many countries and to watch God work in our staff and students as they grow in Him.