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The Jones Family

Zélie (K5), Parker (2), Caleb (7), Noah (8)

We love how the Christian faith is incorporated at WCCS and how much the teachers are willing to witness to that faith to our children. In today’s culture, it can be easy to put faith on the back burner and promote your school’s sports/arts/academics as being the top reasons to come. Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that WCCS doesn’t have all of that but, more than any other school we toured, they put the Christian faith as their top priority and it is infused into the culture of the school. It takes boldness to be that authentic and we have seen that this priority is lived out throughout both the lower and upper school. 

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How long has your family been a part of our school?

Parker started in January 2023, the rest since this August 2023

Why did you choose WCCS for your child?

We chose WCCS for the Christian environment and the smaller size while still having the offerings of a larger school.

What do you love most about WCCS?

We love how the Christian faith is incorporated and how much the teachers are willing to witness to that faith to our children.

What is one word that describes our school? Tell us why you chose that word.

Bold- In today’s culture, it can be easy to put faith on the back burner and promote your school’s sports/arts/academics as being the top reasons to come. Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that WCCS doesn’t have all of that but, more than any other school we toured, they put the Christian faith as their top priority and it is infused into the culture of the school. It takes boldness to be that authentic and we have seen that this priority is lived out throughout both the lower and upper school.

Describe one of your favorite teachers and the impact that this person has had in your student’s life – or perhaps a specific example of a way this teacher has cared for your student in a special way.

For our 7th grade son, Caleb – Mr. VeStrand. He has been such a positive coach and influence on him. We are so grateful for a chance for him to play basketball for his school and to have a coach that has helped him develop his leadership skills and encourage him to practice his faith and values on and off the court.

How is WCCS preparing your child for God’s call on their lives, including hopes, plans, and dreams for college, career, and/or community?

I see it in the middle school chapel talks the most right now- encouraging them to pray, to understand that you will experience suffering/brokenness in your life and to turn towards God, to choose your friends wisely, etc. All these lessons will help them as they prepare for adulthood. I am excited for how much the high school works to individualize the post-high school planning for each child. I love that they really take into account the skills/gifts God has given each child when planning for their lives.

What would you tell another parent to encourage them to consider enrolling their child at WCCS?

I would tell another parent that my middle school boys did a shadow day and couldn’t stop talking about how kind and including the middle schoolers were. That was so impressive to me that in middle school, kids could come in for the day and be made instantly to feel that they were part of the school.