Walnut Grove Christian School

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

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
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 $8,450
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

Sports

Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Tennis, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,
TennisVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

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

School Notes

  • 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.WGCS is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonim
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  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5.0  11/3/2016
My son attended for two years and graduated May 2016. The teachers and staff have been wonderful to my son both emotionally and academically. We are very pleased with his progress and feel he has a bright and hopeful future.
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5.0  10/8/2015
After searching the Charlotte area for a school that was truly Christian beyond just the name, we found WGCS. This school is growing quickly and many people are discovering the best kept secret around. My children absolutely love school and the 4 day a week schedule is great for us! I could not be happier- Christian truths/instruction first, education second. The teachers here see their jobs as a mission not a "have to go to work".
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5.0  3/21/2013
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!
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