Westminster Catawba Christian School

As a ministry of Westminster Presbyterian Church, WCCS exists to educate students to bless our world as disciples of Jesus Christ.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Religious AffiliationPresbyterian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1993

Student Body

Total Students479 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 14%
Students by Grade Westminster Catawba Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers75 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses8 courses
Average SAT score1086
Average ACT score19
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesInfant - 12th Grade tuition ranges from $2,140 - $11,810 per year.
Admissions DirectorJane Wilson


Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Marksmanship, Soccer, Swimming, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Beta Club, Bible Studies, National Honor Society, Student Council Association

Arts and Music Programs:
Theater/Spring Musical, Video/Broadcasting

School Notes

  • A WCCS education is God-centered.   It must be exceptional as our King deserves our very best. It must be biblically-based and God-focused as our students need to know and apply the Truth. It must develop the gifts of our students so that they would serve the King (Jesus) in His Kingdom.  
  • A WCCS education is other-focused.  It must be consistent with God's call to serve rather than be served and cultivate a love for God and our neighbor.   It must expose our students to the "gap" between the way things are and the way things could/should be throughout our world, inspiring students to fulfill their calling in closing that gap. 
  • A WCCS education is Kingdom-minded.  It must encourage students to know the King (Jesus) personally and follow Him as they apply their education to life.  It must instill a passion for sharing and defending the gospel to further God's Kingdom.  It must enable our greatest joy to see our students "walking in the truth".   
  • Westminster Catawba Christian School approaches every area of life from a biblical world view, and nowhere is this more critically foundational than in the design of the curriculum. Students receive a comprehensive education which includes biblical studies at every grade level along with science, math, language arts, social studies, and enrichments in art, music, foreign language, computer, physical education, and library.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (22 reviews)
It has been amazing to see God at work in our experience with WCCS... from the admissions process through his first year at school, our son has always felt loved, safe, well taken care of, well educated, and well discipled in Christ. The small class sizes, curriculum, and individualized instruction have truly helped our son thrive in and out of the classroom. In addition to his kindergarten teacher, all faculty and staff treat him like he's one of their own from the moment he's dropped off in the morning to the time we pick him up at the end of the school day. WCCS has been a tremendous gift to our son as well as our family!
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While relocating and getting established into the area, we thought WCCS would be a nice transition for our three-year-old daughter. She was coming from a strong early childcare program with wonderful teachers and peers, so our expectations were high. WCCS administration and staff were so kind and accommodating. Our daughter was welcomed with open arms into a classroom where she adored the teachers and enjoyed making new friendships. We have noticed tremendous progress with her verbal skills. She continues to develop relationships that will help facilitate life lessons. We are so thankful for the Christ-centered program WCCS offers.
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Our high-school aged son has had a wonderful experience at WCCS. He is learning to think critically about the world around him, to understand himself better, and to see his gifts and abilities as tools to bless the community in which he lives. We are so thankful for the caring teachers who take extra time to get to know their students and encourage them. Thanks to WCCS, our son has a clearer understanding of what God may be calling him to in the future.
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Very impressed with the level of excellent in the middle school at WCCS. Leadership is strong and working hard to take care of the needs of middle school students—both academically and socially emotionally. Teachers care tremendously about students!
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WCCS is an incredible environment for my children. The faculty/staff consistently show Christ's love to them, and they are taught from a biblical worldview. I am confident that my children are cared for and valued.
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Our son started preschool at WCCS in August, and we are so very thankful for the staff and administration. Every day he gets in the car excited to tell me about his day and all that he learned. He is learning so much academically, but also biblically. I am so impressed that even in early childhood education he is receiving music, physical education, Spanish, and library each week. I knew WCCS would be a good fit for our family, but I underestimated how blessed I would feel each day that he goes to a school where love is poured into him.
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It's so great to see this school as both parent and faculty. The same care, love, and respect that WCCS shows to the students is shown to the staff. Each faculty member is carefully selected and screened to love and/or teach these children amazingly. You can visibly see how the staff wants to be here and do their best, making WCCS better every day. I appreciate their long-term focus on teaching and guiding for a well-rounded student/person.
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This is our first year at WCCS, and the girls LOVE it! They have small class sizes, great teachers, and are making amazing friends. We just love all the encouragement and engagement by the staff and faculty. We love that are learning about Jesus daily and gowning so much as young woman. Defiantly would recommend!!
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I have 4 children who attend Westminster, and we have been at the school for 7 years. The teachers are nothing short of amazing. The children receive a wonderful, rigorous, Christ-centered education. The teachers, staff, and administration truly know and care deeply for the children. On a daily basis, I think about how grateful I am that my children are able to attend this wonderful school! We love it more every year!
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We have been at WCCS for nine years. We love WCCS! The teachers and staff are so supportive and truly love each child. We are very grateful for the small class sizes that give more opportunity for one-on-one attention. The faculty and administration are completely invested in the lives of each child, not only to provide the most valuable education, but to do so while living a Christ- centered life. They encourage and teach our children how to use their unique gifts and individual talents to glorify God. They have been an amazing partner with us in our children's education and in their lives. We highly recommend WCCS!!
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WCCS has been such a blessing to our children! We are thankful for the Christ-centered education they are receiving and for the loving, caring teachers who bring out the best in our children. WCCS offers so many opportunities for all students and the small class size makes it possible for teachers to give each child the attention he/she needs and deserves. Our children have had the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports, fine arts, student council and other extracurricular activities that help them grow to be well-rounded individuals. We love WCCS!
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I have alumna and currently have two children attending WCCS. We have been a part of WCCS for five years now and love this school so much. The teachers are all exemplary. Their love for the children and for education is remarkable. My children are happy to be in school, and I love that they are getting an amazing education from a Christian foundation and worldview. In my opinion, WCCS is the best Christian school in the Rock Hill area!
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I am an alumna and now parent of WCCS. I'm so grateful to send my boys to a school where they are known individually and have the promises of God poured into them daily. The school equips students for success in this world and more importantly, the next.
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I have three children attending WCCS! We have been a part of the WCCS family for four years and have had such an amazing Christ filled education that I had to leave a great review! From the teachers, staff, students, and environment I know with confidence they are growing as disciples for Christ!
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We enrolled our daughter at WCCS when she was in 3-year-old preschool; she is now in 11th grade. At every stage of her education, we have found consistency in the God-centered atmosphere. The teachers really know and deeply care for their students and their students' families in a way that has continued to impress me year after year. The families within the school know each other and truly care about the well being of their child's classmates. If you are looking for a Christian education for your student (s), I highly recommend that you look into all that is offered at WCCS.
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I can't tell you what a blessing this school has been to our family! Our kids learn to love learning, and the teachers encouraging critical thinking, problem-solving, and application of material. The academic standards are high and rigorous, but everything is done in a loving, grace-filled way. My children get individualized attention from their teachers and they truly feel loved and cared for by them at all levels (elementary, middle, high school). It's a warm, honoring, Christ-focused environment, and my children are truly learning what it means to have a vibrant relationship with Christ. I love this school!!
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This school is amazing! As a parent, it's wonderful to have both academic and spiritual opportunities for my child to experience. The teachers are wonderful!
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I love how well rounded this school is. Christian values, small classes, great extracurricular and enrichments classes/activities, dedicated teachers, casual environment, and best of all the spirit that all children are special as God's children. This school focuses on the truth that each child is unique and special and can succeed in life based on their uniqueness-not only because they get straight As, excel in sports, or have amazing talents . The school does not adhere to a societal view of success, but a Christlike view of success! Love is apparent here. Academics are strong! We have loved it thus far and we have a second grader and a Kindergartener at WCCS.
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WCCS recently hosted Pastors Appreciation Day during chapel. It was amazing to see over 30 pastors from different churches attend the chapel service, and then gather with students from their congregation to pray with them. I am so glad that WCCS addresses students’ spiritual needs while at the same time offering strong academic training.
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There is a fresh new feel on campus with the new administration. The academics have always been strong and the opportunities to engage in fine arts activites or athletics are plentiful. The classes are small, so the students are well known and get more individualized attention. There is a renewed emphasis on being authentic about the Christian faith. What a blessing!
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I love this school!! We won the state championship for volleyball. We have Natioanl Merit scholars. My friends are getting into the colleges they want. It is awesome!
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The individual attention our children get in the classroom is amazing. The "spiritual temperature" is higher than other christian schools we have been a part of. Our children have loved their experiences there.
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