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San Marcos campus building

San Marcos campus

Construction of campus library

Classes begin at new Escondido campus

current WSC campus

Current Escondido campus

Digital rendering of new housing village

Future housing community



Westminster Seminary California (WSC) has a beautiful campus in the hills of Escondido, 30 miles north of San Diego. From this strategic location WSC has prepared more than 1,100 graduates who are serving as pastors, church planters, missionaries, teachers, scholars, counselors, and leaders worldwide.  

Nearly 140 students annually come from 6 of the 7 continents to study at WSC. They sacrifice a great deal to embark on a career that equips them to preach and teach God’s Word to His people. For that kingdom purpose, our founding fathers established a firm foundation, and the Reformed community has built and maintained an academically rigorous curriculum where the best biblical ministerial education takes place.

The WSC Board of Trustees believes we can and must do more in today’s culture to attract the best and the brightest students for the future of the church. They have long envisioned a residential community to house students and their families on campus and to provide a place to call “home” for the many international students. (These students leave their homelands, often not able to return for 2 or 3 years.) This vision is soon to become a reality.


"We are grateful to the donors who provided the funds to pay cash for this property when it came on the market for the first time. Most of all, we are thankful to God our Father who provides every good and necessary gift.”




In 2014, the 9 acres of land adjacent to the south of the existing 10-acre campus was purchased and gifted to the seminary, doubling the size of the campus and enabling our leaders to embark on the most ambitious initiative since the seminary was founded nearly 4 decades ago:  the building of a residential village for our graduate level students and their families.

Since the land acquisition, plans for the proposed student housing have been submitted and approved by the City of Escondido, and more than half of the funds for the construction of 64 apartment units has been raised. The initiative has progressed quickly this fall, as the grading work to prepare the land for the buildings began in September 2016. Please pray with the students, faculty, staff, and trustees of the seminary that we may see this project completed before our 40th academic year.