Honor...Integrity...Teamwork...Rigor...Community. These simple words are powerful on their own. Together, they form the backbone of a special and unique educational experience called Williamsburg Christian Academy.
Since 1978, WCA has been producing scholars that impact the world for Jesus Christ. Under the guidance of Christian scholars, WCA students become inquisitive, life-long learners that have the ability to question and challenge.
Our mission is to produce Christian scholars that will make a real difference in the community and the world. Through innovative teaching, interactive classroom experiences, the building of solid relationships, and a growing extracurricular program, our vibrant community is set to grow and thrive.
Learning at WCA is truly personalized, and each child and family is known and valued. Our community is a safe place for students to explore their God-given talents, and the Bible is integrated into each subject and activity.
It is true that not every student at WCA will embrace Christianity, but all will hear that God indeed cares deeply about every aspect of our lives.
Listen to Head of School Johnny Graham interviewed on WMBG discussing some of the traits that make WCA different from public and other private schools:
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I invite you to explore Williamsburg Christian Academy's commitment to whole-child development and Christ's message of love and eternal life. While college preparation is a vital component of WCA's program, we are called to prepare students for adulthood in a complex world where ethics and values are unclear.
Spiritually, we encourage each student to develop an individual relationship with Christ based in scripture. Grade-level Bible study groups support our curricular scriptural graduation requirement. In addition to studying His word, we are called to spread truth and light. Galatians 5:13 states that "You, my brothers and sisters were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love." Through our community initiatives, students visit the sick and elderly, support the hungry and homeless, and build a culture of empathy, fellowship, and support among young believers.
We also know that the Christian church reaches well beyond the 757 area code. We are called to spread Christ's message abroad. Thus, our international program welcomes students from countries throughout God's planet. Our WCA Global program prepares our children for future workplace environments in which their colleagues probably won't come from their same background. Additionally, Revelations 7:9 tells us that "A great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the Lamb, clothed in white robes and palms in their hands." Therefore, we are a global evangelical community.
Academically, we push students to sharpen critical thinking skills. Many of the jobs that our children will occupy don't exist today. Students' ability to form conclusions, articulate well, and innovate will be their best professional tools in adulthood. At WCA, we challenge students to soar well beyond content and unit mastery. What skills do young people carry with them to the workforce?
In the workplace, many employers lament the lack of soft-skills that they see in recently hired college graduates. Research indicates that many more college graduates, though bright, are socially ill-prepared for success in the workplace. Therefore, respectful self-advocacy, resiliency, written and verbal communication, and awareness are among the life skills that we will challenge your child to embrace daily. Additionally, our Apprenticeship Program prepares a workforce that is ready for white-collar professions and skilled blue-collar trades.
Lastly, WCA is a place where children learn within a physically and emotionally safe environment. Matthew 18 defines Williamsburg Christian Academy's Code of Conduct outlined in our Student-Parent Handbook. Our counseling and learning support services collaborate with leadership and student affairs personnel to ensure that we keep learning as our priority, limiting distractions and harm. WCA's program represents what 21-century education should be.
Welcome to the WCA community, and I look forward to meeting you soon!
Head of School