The largest private school in Southeastern North Carolina, Wilmington Christian Academy (WCA) provides excellence in education in preschool through high school. Total enrollment for 2015-2016 is 815. This coeducational school boasts a positive, nurturing environment that promotes a high standard of academic growth based on conservative Christian values. The Academy, a ministry of Grace Baptist Church, offers a challenging, sequenced curriculum and emphasizes basic academic skills along with a solid foundation of traditional courses.
Three, four and five-year-old children become well-grounded when they participate in WCA’s preschool and kindergarten phonics and math programs. By the time these little ones reach first grade, they’ve got a good grip on the three R’s and possess important building blocks of academic success. Besides school subjects and communication skills, the children have daily Bible lessons which help shape their values and relationships with others. Spanish, art, music, physical education and computer skills are taught weekly.
The accelerated elementary curriculum continues to emphasize core subjects using innovative technology, interactive learning and traditional instruction. Added activities such as physical education, Spanish, art and music, and computer applications help broaden the scope of learning for youngsters in grades 1 to 5.
The WCA middle school program is designed to meet the unique needs of young teenagers. Middle school students continue their academic growth by engaging in activities designed to help them develop critical thinking skills, personal responsibility and teamwork in an enjoyable environment designed to challenge their abilities.
High school students follow one of three academic programs: honors, college preparatory or general. A variety of college-credit, Advanced Placement and on-line courses are available. In addition, students can explore programs in robotics, engineering, CAD and electric vehicle technology.
The school’s fine arts program includes group and private instruction in vocal and instrumental music, drama, journalism and art. All students can participate in competitive sports and student organizations. WCA graduates have outstanding achievement scores and are accepted into colleges across the nation.
Wilmington Christian Academy encourages community service
In keeping with its Christian values, WCA encourages students to become involved in community service and to practice giving to others who are less fortunate. WCA offers myriad opportunities for students at all grade levels to give back to their community. The elementary school participates in a Thanksgiving food drive and community service activities benefiting the Yahweh Center and Relay for Life. Organizations in middle school (C.R.E.W.) and in high school (G.O.A.L.) actively support Pretty in Pink, Coats for the Coatless, Work on Wilmington and the Angel Tree, among others.
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