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First Wesleyan Christian School


Elementary School

During their elementary years, First Wesleyan Christian School students work at an accelerated academic pace while enjoying an enriched curriculum—including weekly classes in art, computer, music, P.E., and Spanish. All these activities occur in a safe, positive, Christian environment free from common bullying, profanity, and violence.

Overview Grades 1-5

During their elementary years, First Wesleyan Christian School students work at an accelerated academic pace while enjoying an enriched curriculum—including weekly classes in art, computer, music, P.E., and Spanish. All these activities occur in a safe, positive, Christian environment free from common bullying, profanity, and violence.

Elementary School Facts

 

Student/Teacher Ratio

13:1

FWCS has one teacher for every 13 elementary students

All K-8 classes also have five additional part-time teachers for art, computer, music, P.E., Spanish, library, and/or home economics.

Elementary School Class Size













13 Students

At or Above Grade Level

88%

FWCS elementary students at or above grade level

The combined average of local public school students at or above grade level is approximately 42%

TerraNova3 Test Scores

78th

FWCS elementary students averaged at the 78th percentile

All schools nationally—public/private combined, averaged at the 50th percentile.

Raising Spiritual & Community Leaders

Spiritual Emphasis

Along with quality, traditional academics, FWCS seeks to Educate for Eternity by systematically integrating a traditional Biblical world-life-view
and value system throughout all of its academic instruction and student activities. To accomplish this goal, FWCS employs only committed Christians who are
expected to spontaneously teach and model spiritual truths. Middle school students receive instruction in church history and creation versus evolution issues.
All of the history and science texts used by FWCS are from recognized Christian publishers. All students in grades 2-8 are trained how to use study Bibles, maps,
charts, etc. FWCS seeks to present Christ as Creator, Savior, and Lord in every subject area and school activity.

Public Speaking Emphasis

FWCS has made the equipping of its students with advanced public speaking skills a core part of its curriculum. As part of its English curriculum, all students
in grades 1-8 are required annually to prepare and perform a poem or speech. Students are taught specific public speaking skills as they relate to proper stance,
eye contact, voice inflections, gestures, etc. After several years of this training, most FWCS students become quite proficient and confident public speakers.

Career & Leadership Training

To achieve its objectives of preparing future leaders for churches and employers, FWCS has established several unique programs. To equip future church leaders,
FWCS trains all middle school students in vocal music, creative writing, Bible study skills, and public speaking. FWCS has created a computer technology
program which aims to equip all middle school students with skills in keyboarding, the Internet, and current Microsoft softwares, such as Word,
Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc. Computer instruction usually takes place in small classes of six to eight students.

What parents say about FWCS



First Wesleyan Christian School is a wonderful place! The children always seem happy! Teachers are warm and welcoming and provide a positive learning environment for their students. The staff members treat each child as if he or she were their own. I am so happy that my child attends a school where she is grown spiritually, mentally, and emotionally.

Carrie Henry
Preschool Parent