Wheeling Country Day School is more than just a school – we are a community. Our teachers care for their students like parents care for their children. Our teachers know each student that comes into our school – not just the names of kids in their class. This makes a difference.
Established in 1929, Wheeling Country Day School is a non-profit, independent school for children ranging from preschool through eighth grade.
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.
Wheeling Country Day School is a safe place to try a new skill that could become a life’s passion, to connect with an adult who will forever believe in you unconditionally, to balance the vulnerability, to lead with the empowerment of being part of a team and something greater than yourself.
Wheeling Country Day School extends its curriculum by offering students a variety of clubs that they may join. These clubs are scheduled at various times during the school day so that participating in them does not interfere with students’ after school activities.
Being a Wheeling Country Day School alumni is a truly unique experience in the world of elementary education.
Thanks to our longtime emphasis on experiential curriculum and educators, as well as our commitment on community engagement and the ‘campus style’ school environment, WCDS alums share a rich, memorable experience much more similar to that of the traditional collegiate student-school relationship.