First Wesleyan Christian School's heritage, facilities, and its academic and spiritual training programs
FWCS currently has an enrollment of some 260 students in preschool through eighth grade. The student body is comprised of about 200 families from some 40 different churches. Its staff attends 30 different churches. In admitting students, FWCS does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, or ethnic origin.
Since 1988 FWCS has been housed in its own modern, debt-free facilities located adjacent to the First Wesleyan Church. FWCS's campus includes 24 classrooms, a full-sized gym, and five playgrounds.
On national achievement testing, FWCS students consistently score in the top 25 percent of all students--both public and private. As a group, FWCS kindergarteners score in the top 5% of the nation. In most school years, over 20% of kindergarteners score in the top 1% of the nation (99th percentile). Each year FWCS students capture numerous top honors in interscholastic academic contests.
FWCS's traditional curriculum focuses on all commonly-taught academic subjects while also emphasizing Bible study, character training, world cultures, creative writing, public speaking, computer technology, keyboarding, and music.
FWCS seeks to Educate for Eternity by faithfully and systematically integrating a traditional Biblical world-life-view and value system throughout all of its academic instructional and student activities. Character training, daily Bible classes, and service projects are also integral parts of FWCS's curriculum.
FWCS's alumni are known throughout the community for their exceptional Christian character, work habits, and advanced academic abilities.
I feel so blessed to be part of the staff at FWCS. It feels like one big family with everyone on the staff working together to see that each student is successful—not only in academics but also in Christian values. I love the fact that we can talk about God and Jesus and get the students thinking about life skills and values that would glorify our Lord. After teaching in public schools for 20 years, I love being able to teach in such a loving environment.
— Ellen Taylor