Wood County Christian School is a traditional preschool through twelfth grade school that is fully accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), the American Association of Christian Schools (AACS), and AdvancED. The school’s accreditation is recognized by the West Virginia Department of Education. WCCS operates as an Exemption K school in compliance with West Virginia regulations for health, safety, and attendance. The current enrollment is 281.

In September of 1994 two pastors shared a vision for a traditional, community-based Christian school in the mid-Ohio valley, which would be board-run and not affiliated with any one church. With the support of several area churches and families, property was obtained in the summer of 1995, and the decision was made to open Wood County Christian School in the fall of that year with a complete  program from grades K-4 thru 12.

With God’s continued hand of blessing, the school has increased from the original 175 students and has expanded to include additional property and facilities. In 2002, a second building was erected, housing a gymnasium and high school classrooms. The addition of a cafeteria and balcony area in 2008 completed this building.

WCCS continues to move into the future, praying for God’s direction and continued blessing as we strive to engage, equip, and impact lives for Christ.


Our philosophy of education at Wood County Christian School lays the foundation for our mission statement to engage the young Christian mind, equip the Christian to be a servant-leader, and to impact the community with a Christian worldview. We are a Christian School which exists to educate Christian students from families that desire this perspective on education (Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Proverbs 22:6; Ephesians 6:4). We are more than an alternative to public education. We are exceptional in our training of young minds with the Word of God and our trust in Him (Proverbs 3:5-6).

Our curriculum is based on a thorough understanding of Biblical perspectives, thus impacting every subject taught from geography, to math and science, to languages, etc. Our Bible curriculum is taught as a philosophical and theological endeavor to understand all subjects and life from the perspective of God’s Word, our final authority. It is through this final authority that we engage the students’ minds to love God, His Son Jesus Christ, and their peers.

It is our belief that our culture does not share the same purpose of education as we do as Christians. Thus, we strive to equip the Christian mind with a Christian worldview with such tenets as humanity has fallen from God’s grace and needs a Savior, Jesus Christ. Our curriculum is taught from the perspective that all truth is God’s truth, thus becoming a vehicle to shape our minds in service to Him (Proverbs 22:6). When we serve Him with this outlook, He is pleased and glorified (1 Corinthians 10:31).

We believe that as Christians our students are called to serve. Therefore, we provide opportunities for the student to interact with the community at large, the school community and fellow students, and individually with each other as part of a faithful coalition of believers. Our students will develop a responsible civic and social behavior that reflects the love of Christ for all humanity (John 13:34-35). By showing the love of Christ to our culture, we hope to impact it for the cause of Christ and for their acceptance of Him (Matthew 28:19-20).