The primary goal of the Lower School is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that promotes a love of learning and positive self-esteem, while challenging students to fully utilize their unique talents. The curriculum is designed to provide each student with a strong foundation for intellectual, social and spiritual growth within the appropriate developmental framework. The core curriculum includes reading, language arts, mathematics, Bible, foreign language, science, social studies, computer science, music, art and physical education. In addition, children attend weekly chapel services specifically developed for the Lower School.
The Wesleyan Middle School consists of students in grades 5 - 8. We seek to immerse these children in an environment that forces them to think and to articulate those thoughts in both written and oral forms. While placing a high value on the learning of information, we believe it is more important to train our children to be proficient in the skills of note taking, reading comprehension, outlining, writing and public speaking. It is these skills and not raw information that will lead to future academic success for Wesleyan students.
The goal of the academic life of Wesleyan is to prepare each student for the next step in his or her academic journey -- college. Students can choose from standard, honors and Advanced Placement courses to create an appropriate learning profile. Wesleyan offers a liberal arts program that concentrates on depth rather than a breadth of subject matter. We anticipate that students will master the core subjects before they graduate from high school. In these courses, students wrestle with the ideas, events, and discoveries that have shaped this nation and the world. The rigor of the curriculum is matched by the school's commitment to small classes and an advisory system that encourages the development of personal relationships between advisor and student.