Wheeling Country Day School

  • Wheeling Country Day School is an independent private school that was founded in 1929 by Mrs. Margaret L. Holloway.
  • Set in the Woodsdale section of Wheeling and spanning over 6 acres, it serves a student population of boys and girls from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.
  • One of it's more unique features is its predominently outdoor setting filled with courtyards, walkways and open fields-perfect places for children to explore the world around them.
  • It is the mission of Wheeling Country Day School to empower students to think, to create, and to communicate in a nurturing environment where learning and character are paramount.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Year Founded1929

Student Body

Total Students178 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
6%
State avg.: 6%
Students by GradeWheeling Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size22 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

School Notes

  • Wheeling Country Day School is an independent private school that was founded in 1929 by Mrs. Margaret L. Holloway. Set in the Woodsdale section of Wheeling and spanning over 6 acres, it serves a student population of boys and girls from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. One of it's more unique features is its predominently outdoor setting filled with courtyards, walkways and open fields-perfect places for children to explore the world around them. 
  • WCDS empowers students to think, to create, and to communicate in a nurturing environment where learning and character are paramount. Wheeling Country Day School`s purpose is to nurture the intellectual, creative, and ethical growth of children from diverse backgrounds. A balanced program of academic basics, fine arts, physical development, and critical thinking develops and enhances students` individual and cooperative abilities. In a positive environment children learn to be self-reliant, self-motivated, and resourceful learners. A supportive faculty challenges students to learn independently and within a group, with and without direct instruction, and the faculty rewards the students` best efforts, ambition, and accomplishments. A wide variety of activities beyond the classroom enrich learning opportunities. Personalized instruction using various methods and materials contributes to the total experience.
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