FWCS supports and strengthens the spiritual values of the Christian home and develops future Christian leaders
A positive, safe Christian environment where profanity, bullying, and taunting are not accepted as normal or acceptable behaviors.
All students in grades 1-8 receive intense training in public speaking and are given the opportunity to perform publicly either in front of their parents and/or in ACSI regional speech meets. We know of no other school in the state that offers this.
An academic curriculum built around a traditional Christian world-view regarding the origin of the universe, the existence of God and the supernatural world, absolute truth and morals, the origin of man, man's need of spiritual rebirth, the afterlife, life-style choices, etc.
Science and history texts that openly promote patriotism, Christian values, and Biblical creationism. Middle school students annually receive two weeks of in-depth instruction regarding creationism.
Middle school students study church history events related to the early church, the Reformation, the modern missions movement, and various great Christian leaders and events throughout the Christian era.
Students are regularly challenged regarding a vision for global Christian missions and are equipped with a basic understanding of other world cultures and religions. Students also learn basic witnessing skills.
Students receive specific training in practical Christian life skills such as prayer, personal relationships, Bible study methods, giving their testimonies, witnessing for Christ, etc.
A teaching staff composed of conservative Christian believers from over 30 churches who are expected to integrate and model Christian values and attitudes throughout all academic classes and extracurricular activities.
By their eighth grade graduation, most FWCS students are typing over 50 wpm and several as high as 90 wpm.
Weekly chapels and/or daily Bible lessons, which emphasize personal faith, Godly character, ethical behavior, and general Bible knowledge.
Scripture memorization that includes the annual memorization of the Ten Commandments, the Golden Rule, and the Gospel. — I Corinthians 15:1-6. Most students learn 25 to 30 verses annually.
Computer instruction at FWCS in grades K-5 is usually given to one-half of each class at a time. Thus, the average FWCS computer class size is six to nine students, which enables in-depth, personalized instruction.
The systematic integration of Biblical principles and truths throughout all academic subjects and school activities. A Bible class is not merely tacked onto a secular curriculum as is found in many religious schools across America.
Students are equipped with essential skills necessary for later Christian ministry such as public speaking, witnessing, drama, reading music, public singing, etc.
I love teaching at First Wesleyan. We have a staff who works together as a team. We pray for each other and for our First Wesleyan Families. Every day is a blessing!
— Mary Alice McDanal
Fifth Grade Teacher