Get plugged in.
A distinctive of WCS is the discipleship that occurs between the staff and students. Research has shown students who connect with a mentoring teacher tend to have greater academic success and social connection to their school. Discipleship often happens outside the classroom. That’s why emphasis is placed on students finding their niche and getting involved.
From organized events like Community Impact Day to impromptu pickup basketball games, the teacher-student relationship is often cited by graduates as the most impactful part of their WCS education.
“The curriculum is important, but I was impacted by my personal relationships with teachers,” notes Ethan Houts (WCS ’07).
At the high school, students are divided into Houses as a way of fostering a strong sense of school community. Each student belongs to one of six Houses and will remain with that group until graduation, and each House includes faculty representation. The Houses support and compete against each other throughout the school year.
Parent to parent relationships, as well as parents and staff connections make the WCS community special. Each semester activities are hosted to bring together parents, students, faculty, and staff. From the All-School Tailgate to Dime-A-Dog Night, opportunities abound to make friends and deepen relationships.