40 years ago brave Christian men and women set out to provide a biblically-based education for the children in our community. Today, that vision continues as WMCS has grown into a leader in education in the mid-south pioneering through new technologies and advancements to still provide a biblically-based education in what is now a very digital world.
WMCS exists to inspire young people to live out their dreams - use their God-given talents to pursue the many opportunities God places before them. WMCS stands for excellence, for high achievement, and for a growing, persistent faith in a God, who created the universe and placed it at our feet to explore.
This school equips young people to meet the challenges of college as students prepare for a life-time of vocation. Forging character, developing skills, increasing knowledge and building faith in students gives significance to the WMCS experience. The years spent at WMCS serve as a solid foundation on which to build a lifetime of dreams.
On behalf of the faculty, staff and school board of West Memphis Christian School, we want to thank you for taking the time to learn more about our school. It is our desire to serve your family’s educational and spiritual needs. As you explore this site, you will notice the quality of excellence and service we strive to provide to our families. Our 3 L’s to learning provide a holistic approach to the development of the child. We provide learning through enhanced classrooms, through extra-curricular activities and through global experiences.
West Memphis Christian School began in 1970 with a daycare and kindergarten class at the Missouri Street Church of Christ. There were 50 students enrolled. Grades 1-3 were added in 1971 and grades 4-6 in 1972. The 7th and 8th grades were added in 1973 and a grade was added each year until the first graduating class of 1977-78. There were 21 graduates in that class and since that time the school has had a total of over 800 graduates.
The current elementary facility was completed and used during the 1987-88 school year. The junior and senior high building on Avondale Circle was built and first used in September 1975. The gym was destroyed by fire in April 1992. The remodeled gym and additional classrooms were completed during the 1992-93 school year. That building was sold to Steudlein Learning Center and the new facility at 1101 N. Missouri was completed for use by grades 7-12 in August of 2006. Grades 4-6 were moved into the high school building in August of 2015. The indoor sportsplex and football field were added during the fall of 2015. Currently, progress is moving forward with the completion of the athletic area and adding an elementary area for K-3.
WMCS has truly made an impact on the community of West Memphis and the surrounding area. WMCS holds accreditations with the Arkansas Nonpublic Schools Accrediting Association (ANSAA), Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS), National Christian School Association, and the Arkansas Christian Educators Association.
West Memphis Christian School exists by God’s grace and for His glory to educate and prepare students for college and Christian life. By our faith in Christ, our students, parents, staff, and administration can change the world for the better.
WEST MEMPHIS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL EXISTS FOR STUDENTS. Believing that Christianity promotes the highest ideals, develops the strongest character, and holds the greatest promise of any way of life, WMCS centers its entire program on Christian principles.
WMCS exists for the primary purpose of assisting parents in bringing up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Our philosophy is that the home has the primary responsibility for rearing children and that the school is an extension of the home. The school does not seek to take the place of the home nor the church, but seeks to encourage, support and reinforce both. The curriculum is designed not only to encourage outstanding academic achievement, but also to emphasize individual health and fitness, social interaction skills, and most importantly, a personal relationship with God. Through small classes and personal interchange with teachers and each other, the student gains deep insights into his individuality.
Christian education means stern demands in the areas of personal behavior, academic scholarship, responsible participation in school, and a growing ability to achieve competent self-direction in preparation for adult life. This includes learning respect for, and obedience to, rightful authority and the development of a strong sense of individual responsibility.
Rights and responsibilities are inseparable. Freedom without respect for authority creates chaos in the home, in the church, in the school, and in society. Every person has a right to disagree, but the right to disagree is not the right to disobey or be disrespectful.
Working with the parents, we will help a child to grow in wisdom and knowledge, in stature, and in favor with God and godly men and women. The child will come to know God as his/her Creator, Protector, Provider and Friend.
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, authoritative, and inerrant Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21)
We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1; Matthew 28:19;John 10:30)
We believe in the deity of Christ (John 10:33)
His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:35)
His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15; 7:26)
His miracles (John 2:11)
His vicarious and atoning death (I Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians1:7; Hebrews 2:9)
His Resurrection (I John 11:25; I Corinthians 15:4)
His Ascension to the right hand of God (Mark 16:19)
His return in power and glory (Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11)
We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for Salvation, because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature; that men are justified by faith in the shed blood of Christ; and that by God’s grace and through faith are we saved. ( John 3:16-19,5:24; Romans 3:23, 5:8-9; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5)
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those who are saved receive eternal life and those who are lost receive eternal condemnation. ( John 5:28-29)
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8:9; I Corinthians 2:12-13; Galatians 3:26-28)
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life. (Romans 8:13-14; I Corinthians 3:16, 6:19-20; Ephesians 4:30,5:18)
We believe in the that marriage is a covenant between one man and one woman as provided by example in Holy Scripture and that there are no acceptable variations of such (Ephesians 5:21-33)
The Bible is the ultimate and final source for determining our personal, professional, and public morality. As a follower of Christ, we each submit our will to God in accordance with the Bible.