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Educating students to bless our world as disciples of Jesus Christ

The Barber Family

"It is our job as parents to prepare our children to step into the precise calling God has outlined for their lives. WCCS aids in that process by molding the educational process around the principles that we are developing ourselves for the purpose to bless our communities as disciples of Jesus."

 

The Rabon's have been a part of the WCCS family for 4 years. Currently, Jason serves as a WCCS board member. He and his wife, Kelly, have a daughter, Kennedy, in the 3rd grade at WCCS. Their son, Connor, is looking forward to kindergarten next year! The Rabon family has some great thoughts about what makes a Christian education so valuable to their family. Check out more of their story below!

Why did you choose WCCS for your child?

We were looking for a different environment than the standard public school path. Although we see nothing wrong with the public school system, we want our children to be educated from a Biblical perspective during these foundational years. The smaller class sizes and curriculum also afford an opportunity for a more individualized approach to her educational needs.

What do you love most about WCCS?

We love the strength of the Biblical perspective as it permeates through every aspect of her education. This isn't a Bible verse a day type of education. The teachers and staff help the students work out and apply the Bible to their lives throughout the day, everyday. Parents put a lot of weight on language immersion schools today recognizing that the best way to learn a foreign language is through immersion. We love that WCCS is a Christian Immersion school. The best way to learn this way of life is to be immersed in it during these early formative years.

What is one word that describes our school? Tell us why you chose that word.

Christian. From day one of our engagement with WCCS, we have made it no secret that we are here because of the Christian nature of the school. I think it's important to remember WCCS's main differentiator. Although the quality of the education is high, that is not the WCCS difference to our family. It is and will continue to be about the Christian perspective as it surfaces in all facets of the educational experience.

Describe one of your favorite teachers and the impact that this person has had in your student's life - or perhaps a specific example of a way this teacher has cared for your student in a special way.

All four teachers have been exceptional and far exceeded our expectations. If we had to pick a favorite, perhaps Mrs. Adkins would be the front runner. During the transition from kindergarten to first grade, Kennedy had to learn more responsibility. Mrs. Adkins had a unique ability to know just how much pressure to apply in that process.

How is WCCS preparing your child for God's call on their lives, including hopes, plans, and dreams for college, career, and/or community?

WCCS is teaching Kennedy to view the world through the lens of the Christian faith. In doing so, they reaffirm in her the concepts we teach at home. Among those are the belief that God has created each of us with unique abilities, and He has a very specific plan for each of us. It is our job as parents to prepare our children to step into the precise calling God has outlined for their lives. WCCS aids in that process by molding the educational process around the principles that we are developing ourselves for the purpose to bless our communities as disciples of Jesus. In short, in all facets of the educational experience, our daughter is being shaped to view herself as an integral part of God's plan to minister to the needs of this world.

What would you tell another parent to encourage them to consider enrolling their child at WCCS?

Consider the value of specialized training in any field. A doctor goes to med school. A lawyer goes to law school. A teacher enrolls in the college of education at a university. In all other facets of life, we openly recognize that there is a value in specialized training. If we want our children to be exceptional disciples of Christ living out a call to serve their community with the unique gifts and talents He gifted to them, then perhaps it's not such an odd thing to consider putting them in Christian school. After all, a doctor goes to med school.

 

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