Wheeling Country Day School

8 Park Road Wheeling, WV 26003

PHONE: 304.232.2430

FAX: 304.232.2434

Fact Sheet

 School Founded:
July 15, 1929

 Mission:
WCDS empowers students to think, to create, and to communicate in a nurturing environment where learning and character are paramount.

 Philosophy:
Wheeling Country Day School’s purpose is to nurture the intellectual, creative, and ethical growth of children from diverse backgrounds. A balanced program of academic basics, fine arts, physical development, and critical thinking develops and enhances students’ individual and cooperative abilities. In a positive environment children learn to be self-reliant, self-motivated, and resourceful learners. A supportive faculty challenges students to learn independently and within a group, with and without direct instruction, and the faculty rewards the students’ best efforts, ambition, and accomplishments. A wide variety of activities beyond the classroom enrich learning opportunities. Personalized instruction using various methods and materials contributes to the total experience.

 Accreditation:
Wheeling Country Day School is fully accredited by the Independent School Association of the Central States (ISACS).

Affiliations: 
Wheeling Country Day School is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and Independent School Management (ISM).

Number of Faculty:
30

Total Enrollment:
Preschool – 5th grade: 185
“We Two” Program: 25

Student/Teacher Ratio (FTE): 
7:1

School Hours:
General
Monday-Friday – 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
When school is in session

We Two
Thursday
Session I Instructional Time – 9:00-10:15 a.m.
Session II Instructional Time – 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Preschool
Tuesday-Wednesday-Friday
Drop off – 8:00-8:30 a.m.
Instructional Time – 8:30-11:30 a.m.; Classes begin at 8:30 a.m. every Friday
Dismissal – 11:30 a.m.

Extended Day Dismissal – 3:00 p.m.

Junior Kindergarten 
Monday-Friday
Drop off – 8:00-8:15 a.m.
Instructional Time – 8:15-11:15 a.m.; Classes begin at 8:30 a.m. every Friday
AM Dismissal – 11:15 a.m.
Extended Day Dismissal – 3:00 p.m.

Senior Kindergarten – Fifth Grade
Monday-Friday
Drop off – 7:30-8:00 a.m.
Instructional Time – 8:05 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Classes begin at 8:30 a.m. every Friday
Dismissal – 3:20 p.m.

After School Care Hours:
Monday-Friday
When school is in session
Dismissal – 6:00 PM

Before School Care Hours: 
Monday-Friday
When school is in session
7:00 AM-7:30 AM

Wheeling Country Day School