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Welcome New Families!

We are so excited that you are joining the WCCS family! As a new family, we know you have questions about how to get enrolled, prepare for the upcoming school year, and explore the many activities in which your child can get involved. We have several important items to share with you below as you prepare to join the WCCS family. We will continue to update this page throughout the summer as we get ready for the 2024-2025 school year to begin, so please continue to check back!

Make Sure to Complete Enrollment!

Most new families have already completed this step, however if you have questions about confirming your enrollment status, please contact the Admissions Office.

Families with a child already enrolled at WCCS

Use your current (parent) user name to log into FACTS Family Portal. to begin enrollment.

Once you login, click on “Apply/Enroll” and then “Enrollment/Re-Enrollment” to begin the online enrollment process.

New Families

Upon acceptance, you will receive an email invitation to begin enrollment online. Our online enrollment system is integrated with FACTS, our online tuition management system, through which you will set up payment plans. The second step is to access Family Portal and complete the enrollment process.

Please follow the Instructions for creating a Family Portal Login listed below.

  1. Please go to www.wccs.org.

-Click on Parent Resources/Parent Login at the very top of the homepage (if using a mobile device, navigate to this page by clicking Academics/Parent Resources).
-After the Family Portal Login screen opens, please select Create New Family Portal Account.
-In the Email field, enter your email address as provided in your online application to the school.
-Click the Create Account button.
-You will receive an email from FACTS Customer Support containing a link that will allow you to create your username and password. For security purposes the link will remain active for 6 hours.
-Please click on the link. A Change/Create Password screen will open. You will see a space to enter username and password for you and your child. You need only create a username and password for yourself to be able to access Family Portal and the Enrollment form.
-Click on the Save Username and/or Password button.
-Close the window. Log into Family Portal as instructed below.

To access FACTS:

-Please go to www.wccs.org.
-Select Parent Resources/Parent Login at the very top of the homepage (if using a mobile device, navigate to this page by clicking on Academics, then Parent Resources).
-Enter your username and password.
-After logging in, click on the Apply/Enroll button in the left menu.
-Click on the Enrollment/Re-enrollment button.

If you have technical issues logging in, DO NOT WORRY. We have admissions staff and technology assistance available to answer your questions and assist you. Contact the Admissions Office at admissions@wccs.org.

WCCS New Family

Ways to Get Connected & Start Successfully at WCCS

  • Sign up to be connected with a WCCS Parent Ambassador! This family has a child in your student's grade level and will be your personal connection and resource over the summer as you navigate through your first year at our school!
  • Download our WCCS School App! - This is your "one stop shop" for all things WCCS including online lunch ordering access, grades, event calendar, athletic information, and more!
  • Check out our Summer Parent Resource Page for information like school supply lists, the Parent/Student Handbook, immunization requirements, and more! This is also where required summer work will be posted as soon as it is available!
  • Visit the WCCS Spiritwear store for your favorite school spirit item – t-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, and more! Click here to shop online. Orders are fulfilled at the end of each month and shipped directly to your home.
  • We are collecting stories to highlight and celebrate our new WCCS families, and we would love to get to know you better! Your family’s testimonial may be used on our website, social media, or other promotional materials. If you’re willing to share, please click here to get started!
  • Consider giving the gift of Christian education to another family in need. Click here to donate to the annual fund today.
  • Early Childhood Families:

    Mark your calendars for our Early Childhood (Infants - Kindergarten) Parent/Teacher Meetings on August 8 & 9! You'll be hearing from your child's teacher in late summer to set up a day and time for your family. Kindergarten families, please also mark your calendars for our Kindergarten Parent Night on Thursday, August 22 at 6:30pm!
  • Elementary Families:

    Mark your calendars for our SAGES testing for new students on August 8! More detailed information will be emailed to families over the summer. Also, make plans to join us for our Back to School Drop-In on Friday, August 9!
  • Middle & High School Families:

    Stay tuned for more information regarding course selection! Our 6th-12th Grade Orientations will take place on August 8 & 9. Teachers will have set times and these will be emailed closer to the date. There will also be Math Placement Testing beginning in March. Sign up for a date below!

    Friday, March 22 at 11:00am (RHSD PD Day) - Register Here

    Monday, April 22 at 3:00pm - Register Here

    Wednesday, May 8 at 2:00pm - Register Here

    Friday, June 7 at 9:00am - Register Here

    Friday, July 12 at 9:00am - Register Here

New families – Continue to check back here and be on the lookout for more information to be released towards the end of spring and summer!

New Family FAQs

How do I receive news and information from the school?

The Admissions Office is always available to answer any questions you may have as a new family. You may also contact other school offices directly. The bottom of this resource page contains contact information for our school offices. You will also be receiving periodic emails from the school after enrollment in the form of our “E-News” with information and updates.

How can I get connected now?

There are many ways to get connected. Our Parent Ambassador Program connects you with an existing family who will reach out to you to connect over the summer and serve as a touch-point for parent-to-parent communication. If you have specific questions about this program, please contact Jane Wilson at jwilson@wccs.org, or sign up at the link provided below.

We hope you will also consider experiencing other on-campus opportunities with us! Reserve your free WCCS musical ticket to “Singin’ in the Rain”, and be our guest at one of our spring sports events! Just contact our Admissions Office to reserve your tickets at admissions@wccs.org. Also, be sure to join us for one of our summer camps! Camp opportunities will vary depending on the age of the student.

Sign-up for a Parent Ambassador!

How do I order lunch?

We are excited to offer My Hot Lunchbox as our hot lunch program for 3K-12th grade students at WCCS. Order lunch from a wide variety of options provided by your student’s favorite local restaurants. Click the link below and follow the instructions to create your free account and begin ordering lunch. Lunch orders will open a few weeks before school starts and those with an account will receive an email notification.

Sign Up for a MyHotLunchBox Account.

When can I get involved with WCCS Athletics?

If you have enrolled, you may begin participating in workouts with individual teams. If you have questions about when specific tryouts, practices or workouts occur, contact athletics@wccs.org.

To participate in athletics, you will need a physician to complete the Athletics Physical and Participation Forms. Click here to download these forms.

Exception: If you are a high school student transferring from another school in which you have previously competed in interscholastic sports, the Athletic Department will need to clear your transfer with the NCISAA Office prior to you participating with us. Contact athletics@wccs.org for assistance.

Is WCCS on social media?

Yes! Please like and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

How can I get information during the summer?

The Admissions Office will be open this summer, with the exception of the week of July 4th (July 1 – 5). You may also contact other school offices directly, although many will have reduced summer hours. The bottom of this resource page contains contact information for our school offices. You will also be receiving periodic emails from the school starting in the summer in the form of our “E-News” with information and updates. You may also contact the Admissions Office with any additional questions.

New Elementary Principal Beginning in 2024-2025 School Year!

Recently, our beloved Elementary Principal, Mrs. Joanna Swofford, made the announcement that this will be her last year at WCCS due to a planned move out of town for her family. Read more about our new Elementary Principal that will begin in the 2024-2025 school year at the link below!

Join Us for WCCS Summer Camp!

Westminster Catawba Christian School has two incredible summer camps! Rising 1st through 8th graders will enjoy our Camp RISE, while Camp SonShine is perfect for infants (6 weeks) through rising kindergarteners. We hope you will make plans to join us. For more information, click on the link below!

Meet the WCCS Administration

Scott Dillon

Scott Dillon

Head of School

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Dr. Sandi Jolly

Dr. Sandi Jolly

Early Childhood Principal

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Joanna Swofford

Joanna Swofford

Elementary School Principal

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Joe Zambrano

Joe Zambrano

Upper School Principal

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Rich Engle

Rich Engle

Director of Athletics

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Lisa Gold

Lisa Gold

Director of Business Operations

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Steve Kane

Steve Kane

Director of Development

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Lauren Serna

Associate Director of Development

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Jake Tassy

Jake Tassy

WCCS Chaplain

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Carrie Washburn

Elementary Principal

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Jane Wilson

Jane Wilson

Admissions Director & Lower School Admissions (Infants - 5th)

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How Can We Help? Connect With Our Admissions Office Staff!

Please don’t ever hesitate to reach out if there are questions we can answer! WCCS is a family, and we’re here to help you and your student during this exciting time.

Many questions for our new families can be answered by the WCCS Admissions Office.  Please call (803) 328-5472 for Lower School Admissions (Infants – 5th Grade) or (803) 328-6276 for Upper School Admissions (6th – 12th Grade). You can also email our Admissions Office at admissions@wccs.org.

Jane Wilson

Jane Wilson

Admissions Director & Lower School Admissions (Infants - 5th)

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Jenn Zambrano

Jennifer Zambrano

Upper School Admissions (6th - 12th)

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For other offices at Westminster Catawba Christian School, please click here or the button below.

Important Links for New Families

Important Admissions & Back to School Events

(For more detailed information, please check out our "Ways to Get Connected" and "New Family FAQs" sections of this webpage.)
  • Thursday, March 28 - Variable Tuition Application Deadline for the 2024-2025 School Year
  • Thursday, August 8 - SAGES Testing for New Elementary Students
  • Thursday, August 8 & Friday, August 9 - Early Childhood Parent Meetings with Teachers (Infants - Kindergarten)
  • Thursday, August 8 - Friday, August 9 - Upper School Orientations (Grades 6 - 12) - Teachers will have set times (TBA).
  • Friday, August 9 - Back to School Drop - In (Grades 1st - 5th) - Drop in for elementary families to meet the teachers, drop off supplies, etc.
  • Monday, August 12 - 1st Half Day of School
  • Thursday, August 22 - Kindergarten Parent Night, 6:30pm