First Wesleyan Christian School
First Wesleyan is a traditional, interdenominational Christian school which has been providing quality Christian education since 1971. It currently serves some 280 students in its state-licensed, academic preschool and accelerated K-8 division. FWCS's staff and school families represent some 40 evangelical churches.
Academically, FWCS's K-8 students as a group have repeatedly scored in the top 20% of the nation on the rigorous Stanford Achievement Test. FWCS's average K-8 teacher/pupil ratio is 1:15. Its average kindergartener graduates read at near the second grade level. Beginning with its two-year-old classes FWCS's 120 preschoolers receive intense instruction in phonics.
FWCS's K-8 classes use texts from ABeka, ACSI, Bob Jones, Saxon Math, Positive Action in Christ, and McDougal Littell. Besides regular academic subjects and daily Bible classes, FWCS K-8 students enjoy weekly classes in art, music, Spanish, P.E., computer, and library. Extracurricular activities include girls' volleyball, boys' basketball, chess club, art club, Home Economics, etc. K-8 students also have numerous opportunities to compete in spelling bees, speech meets, math contests, science fairs, and geography bowls.
FWCS also offers unique emphases such as: Public-speaking training for all students in grades 1-8; Small, advanced computer classes in grades K-8; Training in systematic Bible study methods in grades 6-8; Expanded/enriched Bible curriculum in grades K-8.