Wilmington Christian School offers a wide assortment of co-curricular activities for all our students. These activities allow students to explore their unique interests and abilities, giving ample space to apply their God-given gifts outside of the classroom and athletic contests.
Chess Club is an opportunity for middle school students to get together and play the game they love. They hone their skills through single games and round robin mini-tournaments. Self-confidence, problem-solving, and good sportsmanship are all integral parts of this club.
WCS students in 8th and 11th grade participate in National History Day, when they analyze and present a topic/issue of their choice related to the national topic for the year. Students may choose from a variety of means to showcase their research: displays, research papers, documentaries, digital presentations, or dramatic performances. Working alone or in teams, students gain valuable experience in research skills, interaction with primary and secondary sources, and presenting their conclusions.
Each year, students have multiple options for participating in leadership development activities, helping to nurture them as Christian servant-leaders. Patriot Academy is an intensive training program held at the State Capitol in Dover, where students learn how to exert Godly influence government and politics. The Association of Christian Schools International Leadership Conference in Washington DC features national Christian speakers and leaders equipping hundreds of Christian high school students to think Christianly and apply their faith to contemporary challenges. WCS offers these and many other leadership development programs, including trips to significant culture-shaping events, speed-networking, Delaware Independent Athletic Association Leadership Training, etc.
For students who are motivated by math and quantitative reasoning, Math League offers a competitive environment in which to demonstrate mathematical skills. Math League meets are comprised of students from several area schools and are scheduled throughout the school year. At the meets, groups of students work together to solve math problems which include progressively more difficult problems involving advanced mathematical challenges.
Our Mock Trial Team competes under the guidelines of the state (Delaware Law Related Education Center, Inc.) and national (National High School Mock Trial Championship) organizations. Each year, high school teams in Delaware are provided with a case to analyze and present. During the competition, students play roles, in the defense or prosecution of the case, before a real judge. Competition is based on both the performance and strength of the arguments given in the case.
National Honor Society
The NHS Chapter strives to develop Godly young men and women who will be positive role models for their peers. Eligible students in grades 10-12 are invited annually to apply for membership based on their leadership, scholarship, Christian character and service to others. Group service projects to several community agencies and ministries are planned throughout the year and students are encouraged to participate in these planned activities.
National Junior Honor Society
Eligible students in grades 7-8 are invited annually to apply for membership based on their leadership, scholarship, Christian character and service to others.
Odyssey of the Mind
Odyssey of the Mind is an international creative problem-solving program that encourages elementary students to think, learn, and gain knowledge as they create solutions to problems. Students build self-confidence, team work qualities, new friendships, and a Christ-like attitude toward problem solving.
This elective provides students the opportunity to explore and apply a myriad of topics related to science and engineering. The rotation of events typically includes biology, astronomy, crime scene investigation and ecology. Those who love physical science will enjoy building and testing bridges, cars, and airplanes for use in local and higher-level competitions.
The sewing elective offers middle school students the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of sewing in a relaxed environment. Past projects have included clothing, messenger bags, zippered pouches, and quilts. Students also have the opportunity to create pillows for patients at Christiana Care Health System as part of the Hearts to Hold program.