A Parent's Perspective
Parents of Future Students
Students and parents are preparing for college earlier than ever. While students are never too young to start thinking about where they will spend these four important years they will need the valuable guidance of their parents. Westmont wants to partner with your family as you begin this important process.
J.C. and Anne MacRae (Scott ’09, Lizzy ’11)
“With both our children attending Westmont, we could not be more pleased with the decision that they made for their college education. Westmont is located in a beautiful setting, and much more importantly, we have discovered that Westmont has an exceptional educational environment with a genuine sense of community where the faculty, staff and administration take a keen interest in all the students who have been entrusted into their care. Small class sizes, leadership and service opportunities, challenging academics, the enjoyment of collegiate activities and an unwavering commitment to the spiritual development of each student are cornerstones of the Westmont experience.
We have grown to appreciate the positive peer groups that typify Westmont students as our kids have developed extraordinary, close knit friendships with fellow students who share their values. We are deeply grateful that the educational, social and spiritual foundations at Westmont have prepared our children to be successful in all areas of their lives while living as trustworthy and accountable stewards within God’s creation.”
Sean and Lori Nakamoto (Brandi ’12)
“Together as a family we have personally experienced God's work through what we now consider our Westmont family. From the moment we entered campus during orientation and throughout the next few days we immediately felt God's presence at every event and in the staff and students we encountered. As parents of an only child, we anticipated a difficult farewell. However, we can truly say that when we left campus we, including our daughter Brandi, felt that she was exactly where God wanted her to be. We were assured through our interactions with various people, such as, President Beebe, Brandi's RD and multiple students that this was going to be an environment that would both challenge Brandi academically and provide numerous opportunities for spiritual growth.
The Westmont community continued to amaze us in the following months and especially during their response to the Tea Fire. The positive impact of Westmont upon Brandi's growth was clearly evident when she returned for winter break. We witnessed a new strength and conviction in her faith and relished in the stories she told of relationships she had developed with faculty, staff and fellow students. These experiences and numerous others not mentioned amazingly reflect those shared with us by other families of both alumni and current students which in itself speaks volumes.”