When they decided to enroll their children Sam (WCS ‘24) and Gracie (WCS ‘26) into WCS two years ago, Ralph and Misha Johnson expanded their family circle by a thousand aunts and uncles. Ralph Johnson said he sees the school’s atmosphere as being one gigantic family.
“It’s a group of people you feel comfortable around and trust your kids with,” Ralph said. “Probably midway through that first year, we started to feel like we were part of that family. After we had a chance to attend some school events, whether it was a classroom party or a sporting event, we just felt more a part of things.
“If there was an issue that came up, whether it was with sports or something with academics, we were pointed to the right people to talk with. We feel really good about the decision we have made.”
For example, when the Johnsons were looking for a basketball league for their son, high school boys basketball coach Kevin Weakley suggested Sam participate in the league that WCS sponsors. “They welcomed us into this new group of people and made my son feel like he was part of the team,” Johnson said. “Personally, I felt really good about that.”
When someone asks the Johnsons about their decision to attend WCS, Johnson doesn’t give them a big sales pitch. He just talks about his experience within his extended “family.”
“Everyone is different. It depends on what you are looking for in a school,” he said. “If you are looking for a place that offers a great education and an environment that’s safe and if you’re concerned about finding a school that teaches good biblical beliefs, this is the place for you.”