Our mission is to encourage your child to reach his or her full potential, develop character,
and be creative, stimulated, and curious about learning.
What Sets Us Apart
Focus on the whole child: body, mind, and soul
Small class sizes
Encourage independence and exploration
Safe, secure, locked building
Fun, spacious playground
Large interactive classrooms
Abundant research shows
"children who attend high-quality preschool programs: perform better on standardized tests in reading and math; are less likely to be placed
in special education or held back a grade; and are more likely to graduate from high school
and attend college."
We aim to create an environment where each child feels safe, loved, and important, and where they can be themselves and grow in every area! With the firm belief that everyone is loved and created uniquely, we provide individualized attention to each student and support them in reaching their goals. At WCS, we envision a community in which staff members and students’ families are known and cared for by each other, so they might go out and care for the wider world.
Our experienced and caring teachers plan developmentally appropriate activities geared to stimulate learning through exploration, play, and direct instruction, while encouraging independence. We also focus on building relationships with the children in our care and their parents. We implement learning activities that are age and material appropriate, depending on the child's developmental level.
More About Us
Our desire is to work in unison with families in order to provide an education that prepares our students spiritually, academically, physically, emotionally, and socially to become independent learners.
Ultimately, our collective purpose as a school is to do all that we do to the best of our ability and for the glory of God. WCS is committed to providing an education that is academically excellent in partnership with each family. We strive to provide the finest teachers, materials and technology to accomplish this goal.
We will teach your child to love Jesus and serve the community. We will pray, sing songs, and learn about the Bible together, in the classroom and in engaging chapel services.
Safe, Secure Environment
We maintain strict entry requirements, practice regular safety procedures, and monitor exterior and interior cameras for enhanced observation.
Our smaller class sizes allow our dedicated, experienced teachers to spend more individual time with each student to address his or her specific needs.
Due to the individual attention available from our excellent teaching staff, students at WCS often are doing work and achieving skills which are above level.
We work closely with various students that have IEP's through the school district, and help them receive Carson Smith Scholarships which provide full tuition coverage.
Daniel and Claudia Cook purchased the former Parkview Elementary school building off of 40th Street in South Ogden with another partner in March 2007 from St. Joseph’s Elementary School. Initially Mr. Cook and his partner purchased the building as an investment, but shortly after the purchase Mr. Cook felt led by God to consider starting up a Christian elementary school for those in Ogden and the surrounding areas. He put the word out to the community to see if there was enough interest.
In the summer of 2007, there were 28 families who wanted Wasatch Christian to become a reality. Because it was already July, Mr. Cook held a meeting to inform parents that there wasn’t enough time to begin school that year, and that he would take the 2007-08 year to generate more interest and advertise the school. At the meeting, parents made it abundantly clear that they did not want to wait another year for Wasatch Christian School to open. They wanted their kids in a Christian school in 2007.
After deliberation, the founders made the decision to open in September 2007 with 28 families enrolled. Textbooks had to be ordered, and filing cabinets and desks for the office had to be purchased quickly. Policies and procedures were then drafted with school opening in the fall of 2007. The year was a great success, as WCS ended the year with 42 children enrolled.
In 2009, we saw the need to get our daycare licensed by the state of Utah. As we continued to grow our daycare program, we saw the need to offer infant and toddler care. On February 9, 2013 we opened our state licensed nursery for infants and toddlers. We have continued to add a grade each year, growing alongside our children and continuing to pour into their lives as they become little leaders in our community.
Dan and Claudia's daughters, Amanda and Catherine, work together to oversee the operations of the school and child care center.
We look forward to seeing what God has in store for Wasatch Christian in the coming years. Looking back, we are amazed at how God has blessed our school. We have been able to be a positive influence to countless young children as well as their families. Wasatch Christian has made an impact that will extend throughout eternity for the ones God has brought to us. We will continue to mentor, love, direct, encourage, and teach those whom God entrusts to our care here at Wasatch Christian in the coming years. We hope you will be a part of the Wasatch Christian family!