The WCS Vision statement for Christian education explains:
We respond in faith to God's call of love for self, others and creation by inspiring, empowering, and equipping through distinctive Christ-centered education.
What do we mean by distinctive education? At WCS, we focus on:
CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW: Educators and students approach every subject acknowledging God as the creator and sustainer of our world. Our program is designed to complement the Christian nurture and faith development of each home and each Christian church.
BEING ROOTED IN COMMUNITY: WCS celebrates a long history (since 1959) of Christian education in this region. Our school is currently home to about 200 students and is proud to have many more graduates of WCS (formerly JKCS) within the local and broader community.
STRONG ACADEMICS: Our academic program aligns with the Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum expectations while enhancing content with a biblical perspective. With a holistic approach to learning, WCS teaches and nurtures all the dimensions of the child, striving to create a culture of community and belonging in which students can flourish. Students are encouraged to develop perseverance and a growth mindset. God created us as capable beings!
DEDICATED TEACHERS & STAFF: Teachers and staff at WCS are committed Christians and model a life of Christian service for their students. The WCS staff are dedicated to support and encourage each child’s learning.
CHAPELS & DEVOTIONAL TIME: School-wide devotions are held weekly and chapels celebrate special events in the Christian calendar. These opportunities to connect with students and staff in praise and worship are key to an integrated life of faith and learning at WCS.
HOME & SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP: We are eager to partner with families to ensure a child is successful at WCS. Regular communications among families, teachers, and staff is key to developing a consistent approach and a love of learning in each student.
ACADEMICS AND CURRICULUM
At Woodstock Christian School, we believe that every child is special and uniquely made by God. Our goal is to help students understand who they are and how they have a place in community with others. We work with students to help them realize their strengths and needs, to equip them with knowledge, skills and strategies so that they can thrive in the next phases of their lives.
At Woodstock Christian School, students learn that the world belongs to God, that we are called to love God and love others, and to interact with our world responsibly and respectfully as disciples of Christ, as earth keepers and justice-seekers. Our curriculum aligns with the guidelines set out by the Ontario Ministry of Education and we work with the Edvance Association of Christian Schools in Ontario to develop and maintain standards and policies while teaching through the lens of Christ-centred faith.