Walnut Grove Christian School

1036 Maxwell Mill Road,
Fort Mill, SC, 29708
Tel: (803)835-2000
WGCS ministers to the whole child by providing academic excellence in a small Christian learning environment.  WGCS is accredited by the South Carolina Association of Christian Schools (SCACS).  Our students' standardized test scores average 2.7 grade levels higher than the national average.Founded in 2001 on the principle of a small Christian learning environment, our mission is to respect each student’s learning style.  Our class sizes are just the right size.
Average class has 10 or less students with no more than 13 in each class.
Our board is committed to a low student-teacher ratio in order to maximize individual instruction and attention.
WGCS is a Kindergarten through 12th Grade school with AP, Honors and College Prep classes offered at the High School level.
All K-5th graders take part in Art, Music, Computers, P.E.
and Spanish in addition to their core classes.
School is in session ten months of the year, four days each week, 8:00 a.m.- 2:45p.m, with no school on Fridays.
Our teachers, staff and administration see their role at WGCS as a calling, not just a job.  Each has a heart for Christ and for the families that walk through the doors of WGCS.
 Encouraging students to achieve their full potential academically, socially and spiritually, for the growth of God's kingdom, is the goal of WGCS teachers and administrators.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Association of Christian Schools (AACS)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild to Moderate learning differences
Year Founded 2001

Student Body

Total Students 101 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 20%
State avg.: 14%
Students by Grade Walnut Grove Christian School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 70%
Average Class Size 10 students
Number of AP Courses 1 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP English Literature  
Average SAT score 1490
Average ACT score 19
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Khaki pants or skirt with a collared golf shirt, (Chapel Attire on Thursdays))

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $8,100
Tuition Notes $200 application fee $300 new family fee (one time fee) $250 supply fee
% on Financial Aid 15%
Acceptance Rate 90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mary Jo Shannon


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. FCA, Fine Arts, Student Council FCA, Fine Arts, Student Council,

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 08/27/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Compton Academy (2.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Comenius School For Creative L (2.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is South Charlotte Baptist Academy (4.3 miles away)
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  • Recommended March 21, 2013 - Very impressed with this school. Christian values and excellent teaching. Small classes so everyone gets the attention they need. Excited to be a part of this school! - Posted by Parent

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