Websterville Christian Academy in Websterville, VT is centrally located in the Green Mountain Range of Vermont. The school was founded in 1975 as a ministry of Websterville Baptist Church. Websterville Christian Academy is a member of the American Association of Christian Schools and the Christian Schools of Vermont Association. We are also recognized by the Vermont Department of Education as a Recognized Independent School within the meaning of 16 V.S.A. 166©, providing education in grades Pre -12.
WCA is a school with a vision for the future. The goal of being a leader in Christian education demands an innovative curriculum and programs of enrichment. The school holds firmly to a traditional concept of education. We believe that academic excellence, combined with moral and spiritual training, in an environment that is conducive to spiritual growth, along with a caring, supportive atmosphere, will provide a rich education in the growth of the whole person.
The finest education is almost worthless unless your child develops self-discipline, determination, love and respect for others, good citizenship, moral courage, and spiritual growth. Websterville Christian Academy is built on these premises and that God’s Holy Word, the Bible, provides time-tested principles that enable the child to set and achieve these goals. At the heart of every program at the school is the belief that God created, sustains, and will consummate all things through His son, Jesus Christ. Therefore, the universe and all life belong to Him and are under His control. Our goal is to produce students who will glorify God and reach his/her God-given potential in order to make a positive impact in the world.
Basketball is the main athletic competition we offer at Websterville. We are members of the Vermont Principal’s Association and are in competition with a wide variety of schools. An important part of our Physical Education is the opportunity to either ski or skate one day every week during the winter months. We believe athletic competition is a vital part of the overall educational program at WCA.
We at WCA also believe music, speech, drama, and art are critical elements of a student’s total education and thus offer opportunities in each one of these areas.
A Websterville education begins in the nurturing, environment of the preschool. Here close relationships are built to help young ones make a smooth transition from family life to the life of the larger school community. We are committed to offering a safe, secure, loving atmosphere for each child. A phonics – based pre-literacy program, mathematics, science, Bible time, and balanced play and rest are part of the curriculum. This curriculum is carefully coordinated to build a solid foundation for our kindergarten.
Our program will introduce your child to the exciting world of learning that builds a solid foundation in basic phonetic sounds and rules, manuscript writing, arithmetic, and spelling. Many students will be able to read numerous small books before graduating form Kindergarten. Our Kindergarten program is designed for the 5 year old child. During this time your child will begin to develop the love for learning.
A primary objective of the elementary school is to inspire a love of learning, intellectual growth, and effective study skills. This is accomplished by helping each student master fundamentals of reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies. The elementary program provides both the environment and instruction, which makes learning an exciting adventure. Daily Bible lessons and weekly chapel focus on Biblical truths relevant to each child’s experiences. Each grade level uses materials and subject matter that are appropriately challenging to the students. Activities are designed to encourage hard work and independent thinking. Through various extra-curricular and supplemental activities, the teachers and students work together to provide a well-rounded program.
“Change” is the word that best describes these school years. The inevitable physical and social changes taking place in these grades provide a special challenge to the parent and teacher. The curriculum is carefully chosen to help the student bring together the concepts learned in elementary school to provide a foundation for high school and beyond. The programs are designed to challenge the students academically, stimulate them spiritually, and involve them physically. The academic workload is tailored for the academically motivated student of average ability. Most students find the workload demanding but readily attainable with reasonable effort.
Websterville’s high school curriculum is designed to prepare students for college and life after college. The curriculum is built upon the foundation of the elementary and junior high school. The high school curriculum includes all courses required for graduation by the State of Vermont, as well as other elective courses. The Bible classes are structured to help the students develop a Christian worldview and an understanding of how Biblical principles apply to situations they face today.
The school has a warm and friendly atmosphere. Websterville’s faculty is committed to developing a supportive community, which promotes and recognizes the individual differences and needs of each student. Parents are encouraged to be actively involved in all areas of the school: Volunteering in the classroom, helping with special events, and promoting and operating athletic programs. Because the school is an extension of the home, we view the educational process as a partnership between both institutions.