- Middle School
- Summer Camps
Also, consider the rigorous private schools where our 8th grade students are enrolled from Class of 2014 and 2015: Oaks Christian, Chaminaude, Harvard WestLake, Maranatha, Heritage Christian, Bishop Alemany, Catherdral, Crespi and many local Charter Schools.
I recently replied to a prospective parent who was apologizing for asking so many specific questions... she stated: "My husband and I wanted to thank you for taking the time to speak with us and address our questions and concerns. I was able to gain a better understanding of the school's procedures and educational philosophies. We look forward to our son attending your school."
(I replied to them by saying that your extensive questions reveal your deep commitment and care for your child) my email reply:
"Your son is going to be very successful in life... Because of you! Yes, schooling and finding great educational opportunities are important, but great parenting also sets kids apart from other kids. Your additional questions and visits to school are indicators to me that you are fantastic parents who are seeking best for your child. My prayer is that our school will be an extension our your home... So here is some of what our teacher will do: Our teachers make kids wonder, question, apologize and mean it, make them have respect and take responsibility for their actions, make them write and make them write some more, our teachers make them read, read, read; WVCS teachers make them show all their work in math, use their God given brain, not the man-made calculator; WVCS teachers make students learn and respect practices from other countries, make classrooms a place where all students feel safe; our teachers make them understand that if they use the gifts they were given, work hard, and follow their hearts, they can succeed in life. But ultimately, our teachers train students to honor their parents and love their neighbor, and love God with their heart soul and mind. Since WVCS really is a place where we want to be an extension of your home, our guiding policies with faculty and ataff are -how would his parents want him to be treated. God has entrusted you to raise up him and with God's help and our staff we want to do our best to not only teach him how to make a living, but how to live for God. Call me anytime, my cell number is available for all parents. 661-312-6984 cell Kindly, Derek Swales"
The issue about choosing a great elementary and middle school is not so much what is taught, but how it is taught and our excellent staff are recruited for their passion, their enthusiasm and their imagination in communicating with children to ensure that every single child in their classes is engaged, excited and challenged by the learning experience at all times. We know that learning is too important to be spoiled by mediocre delivery and our staff are restless in their focus on the needs of individuals.
Simultaneously, we are deeply committed to opening the hearts and minds of our young people in every way. We believe that instilling a Christ centered faith helps young people learn how to live dependent on God in their journey of life. Our highly regarded one-of-a kind programs and our unique six excellence initiatives approach to education ensures that we develop the whole person – we focus specifically on the individual needs, strengths and talents of each and every student and we ensure that our outstanding extra-curricular provision, including sports, arts, clubs, leadership and challenge activities, all add up to an holistic Christian education.
We continue to reflect and develop all that we do, staying connected with an outside world which is changing faster than at any time in the past both nationally and internationally. We are immensely proud of our achievements and of the community we are building. We hope to have the opportunity to share that with you and your children.
With appreciation and great anticipation,