WCS focuses on preparing students not just for success in this life, but for eternity. The ultimate goal of each teacher is to see each student in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Classes at WCS have a low student-teacher ratio. This allows for more individualized attention and instruction. “The benefits of smaller beyond test scores and student engagement. In addition to the longer-term positive attributes of small class sizes in the early grades, benefits include continued academic and life success.”
At WCS students benefit from a curriculum especially designed for multi-grade classrooms. High quality,standards-based materials have been developed for all classrooms. The curriculum is designed so that students are constantly connected with Christ and the possibilities He has for each life.
WCS has a family atmosphere that is similar to what students encounter in the real world outside the classroom. “The range of social relationships students build in a multi level classroom more closely reflects the social situations individuals encounter in workplaces, communities,and families.” http://edu.gov.mb.ca
“The benefits of having older students offer assistance to younger students are supported by research. Studies show that both the student being tutored and the student doing the tutoring improve academically.”
Anderson, R.H. and B. Paven
Nongradeness: Helping it Happen
Parents appreciate the stable learning community of WCS and the stronger relationships they are able to develop with their child’s teacher. There are more opportunities for parents to be involved whether it is volunteering in the classroom, assisting with a field trip, or serving on the local school board.
Students at WCS are encouraged to become active members of the local community through various community service projects. From putting on a musical program at a nursing home to sending cards of encouragement to those who are elderly, bereaved or suffering, students are actively engaged in showing God’s love to the world.
Remediation & Enrichment
In multi-grade classrooms, remediation, and enrichment activities can be more discreetly arranged than in traditional classrooms.