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Western Mennonite School

Western Mennonite School is a coeducational private Mennonite boarding traditional school for students in grades 6 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Rural


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Western Mennonite School says

Western Mennonite School is a fully accredited boarding and day school located just outside of the capital city of Salem, Oregon. We provide an educational experience centered around five key distinctives to equip students in grades 6 through 12 for a life of faith and learning. Established within a Christ-centered environment, our program focuses on students growing from their strengths and provides a setting for them to examine the significance of Christ’s teachings. We offer students the personal attention of a small school with the opportunities of a large school. Faculty and staff at WMS strive to help students realize their potential—academically, socially, and spiritually.


Students at Western Mennonite are prepared for a lifetime of learning by being challenged to develop analytical and critical thinking skills in a broad program of college/university preparatory, technological, practical arts, and fine arts courses. WMS commits to helping each student reach individual academic goals by offering modification and individual help as needed, and we promote the value and contributions of all people and cultures.

Mission Statement

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.


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Grades Cost Term
High School $8,950 - $31,000 Annual
Middle School $7,395 Annual

Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.


  (503) 363-2000
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Test Scores

1500 Average score for the SAT Composite

  • AP Biology
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP United States History
  • AP Psychology

Student Services

Student Services
    Academic Support Services
  • Facilities
  • Western's beautiful campus is located on 45 acres of land that includes wooded trails.

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 210
Student Teacher Ratio 12 : 1
Average Class Size 15
Dress Code Casual
Percent Boarding 17%
Dean of Students Chad Rush
Director of Advancement & Finance Robby Gilliam
Head of School Paul Schultz


Western Offers a wide range of extracurricular opportunities. Students can get involved with dramas and musicals, service projects, clubs, and athletics. All sports team follow a no cut policy that allows all students to benefit from participating in a team sport!
  • Acapella
  • Basketball
  • Book Club
  • Choir
  • Cross Country
  • Drama/Theater
  • Honor Society
  • Soccer
  • Student Government
  • Yearbook
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Associations & Memberships

State or regional independent school association

Other religious school associations

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