There are many schools with a faith component ... what makes WCGS different? We believe that Christianity is at its heart transformational: true faith will result in spiritual growth. Since we believe that the Bible is the true and inspired Word of God, we strive to view all academic disciplines and all relationships through the grid of Scripture.
We want our school, our faculty, and our students to reflect the unchanging truths revealed in God's Word. As you enter our school and look down the gallery hallway toward to the Commons, you'll be struck by the calligraphy above its doorway from Psalm 86:10-12:
"For you are great and do marvelous deeds; you along are God. Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever." These verses from God's inspired Word truly capture what we want our entire school family to know, believe, and live out! Read our school's goals for spiritual formation and character development >
We take prayer seriously. Prayer is a natural part of every student's experience at WCGS. Teachers meet twice each week for Bible study and prayer. See You at the Pole, an international student movement of prayer, is an annually observed event at WCGS. And it's not just students, faculty and staff who are praying. School parents meet regularly to pray for our students, our teachers, and our school (Fathers' Prayer Meeting and Breakfasts, Moms in Touch, Women's Bible Study).
Chapels, held once each month, examine our school verses in depth and provide practical application. The junior high worship team leads their grade level chapel. Speakers include teachers, administrators, parents, and local pastors.
A Biblical worldview means that we strive to teach students how to think, not just what to think. It's our goal that students would be so infused with the Word of God and so surrounded by godly mentors, that they will learn to make decisions based on God's changeless Word, rather than on the shifting tides of culture.
Our mission statement includes "training (students) to engage and transform their world for Jesus Christ." That's why we hold an annual Missions Emphasis. In March 2014, many of our students will head to the DR for our fourth international missions trip. But service isn't confined to a once per year activity. All grade levels participate in regular service activities which train hearts and minds to make serving others in the name of Christ a lifestyle. Read about an example of how our students reach out to others >
Teachers are not just here to teach, but to mentor. Each teacher is a committed and born-again follower of Jesus Christ. Faculty group devotions set the tone that is carried into the classroom.
Connect Groups provide another avenue for discipleship of junior high students. Each week, groups of 8-10 junior high students meet with a teacher or administrator to talk about what's on their minds, and to receive biblically-grounded direction from caring adults. WCGS students don't receive formula answers to life's tough questions. Rather, we focus on teaching students how to think critically and filter questions through the grid of God's unchanging Word.