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Wilmington Christian School5
Posted June 04, 2013
- a parent
WCS is a wonderful school. Everyone is caring, supportive and knowledgable. They just added a new security system this year. They have one of the best elementary libraries that I've seen including both public and private schools. Their computer instruction is top-notch. Currently some grades have just slightly less students than public schools but their student to teacher ratio is still lower than public schools.
The WCS Middle and Elementary school are both excellent. The curriculum that is taught is refined and carries with it the God centered viewpoint that needs to be instilled at a young age in today s culture. I m very happy with the affordable pre-k program that they started this year which is more affordable than most of the daycares in the area. School enrollment is up and the facility is modern with technology in the classroom a big focus. Smart boards, interactive computer labs, ect. One of the biggest differences that I see compared to the other schools in the area is the caring nature of the teachers and principle. I thought that I wouldn t be able to afford the school but the tuition assistance makes it affordable for most anyone. You have to ask about the tuition assistance, it doesn t get offered unless asked for. Overall great school.
As a former student of WCS I am happy to say that it helped set a strong foundation for my schooling and relationship with the Lord. It's a very small school; therefore, there was a limited social opportunity and there were alot of cliques. While this was a Christian school, I found the teachers (especially the Bible teachers) to be very closed minded and unaccepting of other religions and sexualities. I found the academics to not be quite so driving and demanding. The academics are perfect if your student is looking for an adverage-level, relaxed school environment. One good thing I have to say though is that the music programs are excellent. The choir and band programs are phenominal and you can't find anything better! WCS prepared me well for my journey with Christ and it was a good foundation for my further education.
Over all the school is good. There are teachers who can be very judgemental if you have different veiws then them. Personally I support gays and have had problems with teachers when I was at the school because of that. Classes are very educational and the teachers give you plenty of time to keep asking questions and encourage you to do your best. Discipline can be a problem. The problem is only taken care of for a moment and often comes back.
The school has only four AP courses. Academics are not the focus of the school. As for the Christian aspect, it is a fundamentalist Christian school, which preaches "one" way of thinking and believing. Mutliple perspectives are not encouraged.