Walnut Grove Christian School

Founded in 2001 on the principle of a small Christian learning environment. Our board is committed to a low student-teacher ratio with an average class size of 13 students per class in Elementary and 15 students in Middle and High School. WGCS is a Kindergarten through 12th grade school with Honors and College Preparatory classes offered at the High School level. All K-8th graders take part in a focused, formal Music and Drama program where each student may showcase their God-given skills and talents. School is in session every Monday Thursday from 8:00 2:45 (K-8th) & 8:15 3:15 (HS) with no school on Fridays. Encouraging students to achieve their full potential academically, spiritually, relationally and in their schedule for the growth of God`s kingdom, is the goal of WGCS teachers and administrators. academically, spiritually, realtionally and in their schedule for the growth of God`s kingdom, is the goal of WGCS teachers and administrators. Academics: We provide an amazing accredited academic program utilizing 100% certified teachers. Faith: We provide an unapologetic uncompromising Christ centered approach to education. Relationships: We develop lasting relationships between the students, teachers, staff and parents through intentional communication.
Our 4 Pillars: Academics: We provide an amazing accredited academic program utilizing 100% certified teachers. Faith: We provide an unapologetic uncompromising Christ centered approach to education. Relationships: We develop lasting relationships between the students, teachers, staff and parents through intentional communication. We keep our class sizes small to allow this kind of relationship to happen which also us to provide an encouraging environment where your students can strive for more. Schedule: We provide our students and their families an opportunity on Fridays to invest themselves in activities in which they are passionate about.
WGCS is accredited by the South Carolina Association of Christian Schools (SCACS) and the National Council for Private Schools Accreditation (NCPSA).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 237 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,300
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded
2001

Student Body

Total Students
237 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
4%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
Walnut Grove Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
30%
Average Class Size
14 students
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
1145
Average ACT score
21
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Uniforms: Global Schoolwear

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$150 application fee $1500 enrollment fee
% on Financial Aid
12%
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Mary Jo Shannon
Admissions Associate
Ashley Walker

Sports

Extracurriculars

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

Club or Organization:
Beta Club, Chess Club, Mission Team

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama productions

School Notes

  • Founded in 2001 on the principle of a small Christian learning environment. Our board is committed to a low student-teacher ratio with an avaergae class size of 13 students per class in Elementary and 15 students in Middle and High School. WGCS is a Kindergarten through 12th grade school with Honors and College Preparatory classes offered at the High School level. All K-8th graders take part in a focused, formal Music and Drama program where each student may showcase their God-given skills and talents. School is in session every Monday Thursday from 8:00 2:45 (K-8th) & 8:15 3:15 (HS)with no school on Fridays.Encouraging students to achieve their full potential academically, spiritually, realtionally and in their schedule for the growth of God`s kingdom, is the goal of WGCS teachers and administrators.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Walnut Grove Christian School cost?
Walnut Grove Christian School's tuition is approximately $9,300 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Walnut Grove Christian School?
The acceptance rate of Walnut Grove Christian School is 90%, which is equal to the national average of 90%.
What sports does Walnut Grove Christian School offer?
Walnut Grove Christian School offers 10 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis and Volleyball.
When is the application deadline for Walnut Grove Christian School?
The application deadline for Walnut Grove Christian School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (8 reviews)
5  
My son started school during COVID here, and it was such a blessing. We can see he is being challenged with his studies and when we look at his homework, we don't give it the ' That's all you have to do look' as we did in his previous school. SC is not known for great public schools with only a handful in our area, so it was so great to find WGCS. We enjoy the faith based learning and our son really thrives in it! Looking forward to sending our daughter here for kindergarten as well.
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5  
Our Daughter was homeschooled and really enjoyed self-study but we felt as she entered into high school she needed to gain the experience of being with others before college. She made great friends with students and teachers. She was accepted into multiple colleges with scholarships - many thanks for all the staff and teachers of Walnut Grove for all they did to make this possible.
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5  
We chose this school because of the teacher child ratio and the Christian environment. My son started in middle school and right away we saw a positive change in our son's academic performance. What we didn't expect was the added benefit of our son participating in sports which he would have not had a chance doing so at the over crowded public school he used to attend.
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5  
Caring staff who work hard to meet the needs of all students.
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5  
As a parent at the school, I have been very pleased with the Christian education that my daughters have received during their time here. I was fearful about the school environment for my children because of all of the anxiety and stress that many of our children endure. At Walnut Grove, I don't have that fear. My children are developing self-confidence in a safe, loving environment. I am so pleased with my decision to send my children her.
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5  
We enjoyed the Christian atmosphere, dress code and chapel during the week. It is an environment that embraces Christ and no shame in having faith to share with others. Recently, test scores have not been on high level for the amount of tuition that is paid. The small class sizes are ideal and definitely a big plus, but there is high teacher turnover. The administrative staff is very helpful and knowledgable. There is not a comparable private school in the area at this time. Just do your research on test scores and admittance of some students who transfer in from other trouble areas.
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5  
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  
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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 237 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,300
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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