Academic Program

The Lower School curriculum is designed to begin to prepare students for future academic and life challenges via a purposeful and carefully sequenced program. A key element of the academic program is customization. Our program is not one-size-fits-all. Both in reading and math, we are committed to keeping each student both supported and challenged regardless of their level. Students have the opportunity to advance more quickly through our math program if they exhibit the need to do so to remain engaged.



On January 18, over 1,200 top band and orchestra students (All-District Performers) from across the state met in Salina to audition for the Kansas Music Educators Association All-State Band, Jazz Band, and Orchestra.  Through an intense audition process, SIX Wichita Collegiate students were recognized at the All-State Musician Level! 

Congrats to the Debate Team for a job well done at the 1-3A State Tournament!  For the first time in WCS history, trophies were won from both the 4-speaker and 2-speaker divisions!

Numerous Scholastic Art Awards were given to WCS Middle and Upper School students in photography, drawing & illustration, digital art, printmaking, painting, mixed media, architecture & industrial design, and portfolio.

Pictured is "Farmers Life: by senior Scott Yan.

Congratulations to Ben Brake, Class of 2020, on receiving the Timothy P. O'Shaughnessy Foundation's Lifelong Learning Scholarship!

The Foundation and scholarship were created in memory of Timothy O’Shaughnessy, a Wichita native and member of the WCS Class of 2002, whose passion for life and learning took him to universities in China to become fluent in Mandarin, to remote South America to work at a start-up oil company, to master sailing, and even to become a pilot. Sadly, Timothy passed away in August of 2016.