A Long Legacy… a Bright Future
Winston Salem Christian School has been changing lives in the Triad for over 40 years. We are excited to embark on our 40th year of Christian education as the only independent Christian school in the Triad. We have big plans and big dreams that we are excited to achieve together.
It is with great excitement and anticipation that I announce WSCS’ ability to move forward for the 2019-2020 school year. Thank you for your support and prayers! Please read the official press release, along with the joint statements from Wake Forest University.
This is an exciting time, and we will move from a time of fundraising to a time of enrollment. Our current families serve as our best source of advertisement, so please take advantage of the following opportunity and assist us in growing Winston Salem Christian School
Current families that recommend a new family can email our Admissions Director and we will waive the application fee for any family that is referred by a current WSCS family.
We will waive $100 from the K-12 registration fee for any new student that is referred by a current family. Your referral allows a family to register at $250 instead of the current rate of $350.
The referring family will receive a $100 credit after the referred family enrolls for the 2019-2020 school year.
If you are interested in serving as a host family, please email Jane Wallace to set up a time to talk about the process.
We are looking forward to growing our school and impacting the local community!
Press release / Statement from Winston Salem Christian School
Attribution & media contact: Dr. Bryan Wolfe, Head of School, Winston Salem Christian School
“Winston Salem Christian School (WSCS) is excited to announce that it will remain open at its current location for the upcoming school year and will be taking bold steps in the coming weeks and months to launch as an independent Christian School. God has truly answered the diligent prayers of our WSCS community. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to Wake Forest University and Winston Salem First for their willingness to allow us to remain at our current location for the 2019-2020 school year. We are appreciative of Wake Forest’s generosity, support and willingness to help #SaveWSCS by providing a year of transition. Thank you as well to churches, individuals, and corporations from around the country that have donated both financially and through acts of service to support WSCS, and thank you to our faculty who have all signed on for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year! We are excited to move forward with the education and ministry of Winston Salem Christian School, and we look forward to serving families in Christian education into the next 40 years and beyond – #WSCSNext40. Please visit WSChristian.com for to enroll students, and receive ongoing updates on our journey.”
Statement from Wake Forest University
Attribution & media contact: Katie Neal, Assistant Vice President, News & Communications, Wake Forest University
“Wake Forest University is pleased that Winston-Salem Christian School will remain in its current location for an additional year. We are glad to partner with Winston-Salem First to provide a solution that supports students, parents and teachers as school leaders plan for the future.”
Statement from Winston-Salem First
Attribution & media contact: Dr. Michael Rakes, Senior Pastor, Winston Salem First
“Winston Salem Christian School has long been an important part of the Winston Salem First community, as our congregation has covered the school with prayer and financial support for nearly 40 years. Earlier this year, our congregation and leadership made the decision to sell our property to Wake Forest and move closer to downtown Winston-Salem so we could reinvest our time, talents and resources into the broader community. We are thrilled to partner with Wake Forest to ensure that Winston Salem Christian School can remain on the existing property for one more year and continue to serve students in the area.”
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1. What if I have already withdrawn from WSCS for the 2019-2020 school year and I would like to reconsider with the exciting news today? We are continuing to accept students for the 2019-2020 school year. If you would like to re-enroll for the coming year please email our Admissions Director. You may also log on through your FACTS account to complete registration.
2. While I am excited about the option for 2019-2020, what are the plans after our one year extension at our current property? For three years we have utilized a school building on Patterson Avenue for our athletic events, previously known as Woodland Baptist School. There are 24 classrooms, a gym, athletic fields, and a separate wing for our ELC. We will have architectural renderings available shortly. It is 2.4 miles from our current location, directly off of highway 52, and we are planning a move for the 2020-2021 school year!
3. Will we need to continue our fundraising efforts as we move forward? Almost all independent schools fundraise through an annual fund, a capital campaign, and an endowment fund. While we will continue to fundraise, it will not carry the urgency of our latest campaign. Our status as an independent 501-c3 will also allow us to pursue corporate sponsorships and gifts for tax deduction. If you are interested in learning more about fundraising or naming opportunities for your donation, please contact our Development Director.
4. How will we afford the purchase of a new building for Winston Salem Christian School? We are pursuing several foundations and corporations to assist in this process. The mortgage on the Patterson Property would be significantly less than our rent allocation that we pay at our current location.
5. Will financial aid still be available for families that are in need of support to attend Winston Salem Christian School? We are committed to the socioeconomic diversity of our student population because we believe it enriches the overall academic experience. We will continue to evaluate need based financial aid through our current system, continuing to provide aide opportunities to families in need that benefit the mission and vision of WSCS.
6. Is the Opportunity Grant still available for families to receive funding for WSCS? Current TK families and Kindergarten families may pursue the opportunity grant as a means to assist with tuition. Families transitioning from public education to private education can also utilize the Opportunity Grant. Please visit http://www.ncseaa.edu for more information.
7. How will this transition affect children in the ELC? We will continue to provide an excellent educational experience for our ELC without interruption. Families would continue to be served throughout the summer in a summer experience designed with Mr. Joseph, and continuing with our ELC staff!
8. Will WSCS still have summer camp this summer? We are excited to offer a 12 week themed summer camp under the Direction of Ms. Tilley. This year’s camp will be available for students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Information about registration will be released by April 12th
9. How can we best help the school during this exciting time? Our focus will be on student enrollment, and our current families are our greatest asset in this process. If you refer a family to WSCS they will receive $100 off of their registration, and you will receive a $100 credit after they enroll! We are also looking for families to host an exchange student that will enrich your family’s experience and our school’s experience.
10. How can we communicate this news? Use our social media to share stories, invite friends, and introduce the community to Winston Salem Christian School. Write reviews and recommendations on our social media pages, share our story with your church, or write a review for https://www.privateschoolreview.com
11. What will look different as we move forward? WSCS will continue to provide an excellent Christ-centered education that reflects the rich diversity of our great city. We are excited to develop our brand globally with the expansion of an exchange program that will enrich the student experience here at WSCS while maintaining a loving and caring atmosphere. With the school’s ability to utilize the entire building we look forward to the expansion of academic, athletic, and artistic opportunities.
12. How can we continue to support WSCS? We continue to value your time, talent, and treasure. Volunteering at the school, assisting with the Patterson renovations, and donations of finances will be required as we move forward.
CLICK HERE TO DONATE to our #WSCSNext40 Campaign.