The Garon Family

Why did you choose WCS for your children?

We chose WCS because of the faith based education. With smaller class sizes, we decided our girls would fit well within the atmosphere of WCS.

What has been your favorite part of your experience at WCS?

Overall, our favorite part of WCS has been the teachers. With the personalized connections teachers make with our girls, Brianna and Emma have always felt they could go to any of their teachers for help.

What would you share with other parents who are considering Christian education?

Christian education allows students to learn more about Jesus within the curriculum being taught. Students are able to learn and practice Christian beliefs and values in the classroom that can be reinforced at home.

The Cashwell Family

Why did you choose WCS for your children?

To provide them with not only a quality education but a smaller class size and most importantly create a Godly atmosphere to further instill Christian values   

What has been your favorite part of your experience at WCS?

Everyone is always so warm and welcoming. All staff truly care for the children as a parent would.  This is priceless for us working-full-time parents. 

What would you share with other parents who are considering Christian education?

You are organized and try to do anything you can to help the students.  You are always looking for ways to make the school better both academically and socially.   

The Parks Family

Why did you choose WCS for your children?

Being born and raised in Goldsboro, Wayne Christian School has always had a good reputation for providing an excellent, Christ-centered, education. When our daughter was born we knew we eventually wanted her at Wayne Christian, but decided while she was an infant that it would be best for her to stay with her grandparents. Due to an unexpected acute health issue with one of the grandparents, we found ourselves in a bind when she was 6 months old and we no longer had the option for her to stay home with grandparents. We knew that the only place we were comfortable and confident in was Wayne Christian, but we also knew there was a waitlist and our need was immediate. I will never forget deciding to go to the daycare that day on a hope and a prayer that they would have an opening somehow for our daughter. I was emotional and scared for the future. When I arrived I was able to meet with the director at the time, Martha O’Hara. She was a calming presence and I know that God put her in my path that day. Martha was amazingly able to make a spot for our daughter, and we became a part of the Wayne Christian family that next week. I don’t know if Martha realizes how grateful our family is for her! Fast forward to today, 9 years later, and our daughter has been blessed with an amazing teacher, Britney O’Hara. Britney is Martha’s daughter, and we have gotten the chance to know her over the years. That’s one of the things to love about WCS, it is like one big extended family!

What has been your favorite part of your experience at WCS?

We have so many favorite parts! A strong Bible-based curriculum that provides a top-notch education. The teachers, administrative team and entire faculty that truly feel like family to us. The friendships that we have built with other parents. The lifelong friendships that our daughter has built. The wide variety of sports programs. The open line of communication and transparency that is always consistent. The safety and security of the campus. The teacher to student ratios. The daily prayer that is led by Principal Miranda for the entire elementary school. We could continue the list! If we HAD to pick just one “experience” though, we would have to say Easter Chapel. Easter Chapel is an amazing thing that happens at WCS and it something special to be a part of.   

What would you share with other parents who are considering Christian education?

You simply cannot go wrong in providing your child with a strong Christian education and foundation at Wayne Christian School. It is by far one of the best decisions that we have ever made for our daughter. If you are looking for academic excellence, character development, quality teachers and staff, quality athletic programs, open communication and a sense of family, then look no farther! They say it takes a village to raise a child, and we are truly thankful that Wayne Christian School is a part of our village!

The Horton Family

Why did you choose WCS for your children?

We chose WCS back in the 2013-2014 school year for our first born who was an upcoming 1st grader. We had a family member that suggested it to us as she had attended during high school. We had an interview and tour soon after our initial call of interest to the school. We had toured other private schools but were unsettled and it was refreshing to know, without a doubt, when we walked out of Wayne Christian that it was the perfect school for our family! As we interviewed with the principal and met several teachers throughout the tour, the inviting family-like atmosphere was very apparent. We had the feeling of safety and security to know that our children would be loved in this setting while learning academics, experiencing a biblical foundation, and having role models of the kind of people God wanted us to be.

What has been your favorite part of your experience at WCS?

Our favorite element of experiencing WCS is the holistic and biblical worldview. The children are more than academic robots…. The teachers truly have a heart for children. They amplify grace, kindness, and love. They teach far more than what we think of as school. The saying “it takes a village” comes to mind because WCS is our village, and we are so very grateful for this amazing place with phenomenal teachers and staff guiding our children to be well rounded individuals.

What would you share with other parents who are considering Christian education?

As a family, we are all better people for being involved in this school. We have a kindergartener, a 5th grader, and an 8th grader at WCS. My husband and I have always agreed that our best parental decision of all time was enrolling our children at Wayne Christian!

WCS Senior Kendall Leigh Elected Chair of the Goldsboro Mayor’s Youth Council

Kendall Leigh

What is the mayor’s youth council?

The Goldsboro Mayor’s Youth Council (GYC) is a group of high school students from all over Wayne County that are dedicated to serving their community through various service projects. In the past we have volunteered with Special Olympics, Senior Games, Salvation Army Hurricane Relief Teams and the Tim Tebow Night to Shine Special Needs Prom. 

How long have you been involved in the council?

This will be my third year serving on the council. I previously served as Secretary for the 2019-2020 school year. 

What made you interested in serving on the council?
I applied to GYC after hearing about the incredible opportunities it provided students to work with the Mayor and other amazing leaders in Wayne County, all with the common goal of giving back to a community that has given so much to us. 

Why did you decide to run for chair?

I wanted to further my involvement with the organization and be able to incorporate some ideas I had into our plans for 2020-2021. I am beyond excited to work with the rest of the Executive Board and lead our team this year. 

What are your goals/plans for the mayor’s youth council this year?
My main goal is to make the most of my final year with GYC (as safely as possible). I am currently proposing the idea of a Teen Mental Health Webinar that will be open to public, as well as providing virtual tutoring services and becoming penpals to residents at assisted living facilities. 

The Cox Family

Why did you choose WCS for your children?

As a graduate of WCS, I have first hand knowledge of the care and personal attention of the faculty and staff.  It means so much to a parent to feel their children are not only getting a great education, but are also truly cared about in a wonderful Christian atmosphere.

What has been your favorite part of your experience at WCS?

My favorite part of our experience at WCS is the genuine friendships and relationships we have built with teachers and fellow parents.  WCS is truly a family!

What would you share with other parents who are considering Christian education?

If you are looking for a school where the personal interest and education of your children is the number one priority and Christian values and beliefs are taught daily, then I highly recommend WCS.

The Nagypal Family

Why did you choose WCS for your children?

We decided that the most important thing in our children’s lives daily was the Holy Spirit, Jesus, and God.

What has been your favorite part of your experience at WCS?

WOW! We have been so loved and included at WCS. Jesus really does shine through in everything this school does. Our children are so confident and secure here at this wonderful school. Our children know they are loved and they are confident in God’s blessings in their lives and over this school!

What would you share with other parents who are considering Christian education?

This is the best education for your kids. The foundation of Jesus Christ builds confidence and character not to mention eternal life!

The Phillips Family

Why did you choose WCS for your children?

We love the fact that Wayne Christian is like a FAMILY.  We have been involved at Wayne Christian for 9 years now.  Our oldest, Wilder, is now in 4th grade and has been at Wayne Christian since he was in the 1 year old class at the Daycare Building.  North is now in Kindergarten and has also been at Wayne Christian since the 1 year old class.  Journey is in K4 at the Daycare Building, but will also be attending Kindergarten next year at “the BIG school”.  We love the Christian values the school helps to instill in our kids, above and beyond what we teach them at home.  

What has been your favorite part of your experience at WCS?

We love the teachers, they are caring and very involved. And they want the parents to also be involved.  We love how safe the campus is; we are never worried about our children once they are dropped off in the mornings.  We are kept informed of things happening on or around campus.  They offer extended care for parents who work and even have a Summer Camp.  Wayne Christian also has a wonderful sports program, so our children can be involved in sports but also get a Christian education.  We love when the kids recite their Bible verses to us.  We ask them on a daily basis “what did you learn at school today?” …Wilder being older will give us several things, but the 2 youngest will quickly tell us that they learned all about Jesus.  Makes our heart smile.  

What would you share with other parents who are considering Christian education?

If you want a school that teaches Chrstian values alongside you,  small classrooms, caring and loving teachers, that FAMILY FEEL, then Wayne Christian is for you.  We are very blessed and fortunate to call Wayne Christian home.  

The Mayo Family

Why did you choose WCS for your children?

We chose WC because we wanted a private school with a strong emphasis on following Christ as well as a strong education background. 

What has been your favorite part of your experience at WCS?

We have been a part of WCS since Scotlyn was 10 weeks old- we love the closeness, small classrooms, Christian teachers and administrators. We appreciate the world view approach to education. It is a place Scotlyn can grow spiritually and academically. 

What would you share with other parents who are considering Christian education?

Many people say they can’t afford private Christian school…We say how can you not take this chance to invest your child’s future? With the uncertainty of the world around us, it is a calming presence to know that Scotlyn is loved, cared for, and growing in God’s Word everyday. 

The Zuniga Family

Why did you choose WCS for your children?

I chose WCS for my children because I wanted them to have a Biblical education, Christian influences of friends, and Christian mentors they could look up to.

What has been your favorite part of your experience at WCS?

I have so many favorite parts about our experience at WCS that it’s hard to choose. The teachers, the staff, the curriculum, my coworkers, feeling like we are a big family and all that the school does for all of us staff and students. I love everything about the school.

What would you share with other parents who are considering Christian education?

Christian education is one of the best decisions I have made for my children, and the Godly influences of the staff are helping to shape my children into Godly men.