In Goldsboro, North Carolina, Wayne Country Day School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school that accepts qualified students in grades 3K through 12. Students are offered a challenging academic program including literature and world languages, history and social sciences, fine and performing arts, mathematics, sciences, technology, and physical education. Learning is directed by a faculty of teaching professionals who are dedicated to the school's mission and values, the unique needs of the individual students, and the enhanced learning opportunities offered by small classes in a supportive and nurturing environment.
In our vibrant educational community, each of our stakeholders belongs. Each person is an integral part of the success of our school. Our Board members serve as volunteers as well as leaders. Our parents provide support and guidance to their children and others' children and our school's faculty and administration. Our students serve classmates in formal positions, but they also represent and care deeply for our school's broader community. Our faculty and staff regularly go above and beyond the call of duty, providing educational expertise in the best practices and another essential part of our school: love and caring for each child. Our alumni take with them the values and precepts inculcated during their years here so that they become more than just well-prepared and successful scholars. They are decent, caring individuals who impact their environments, wherever they go.
Wayne Country Day School admits students of any race, color, national, ethnic origin, religion, sex, or sexual preference. Our school and its facilities comply fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Students are offered a challenging academic program, including literature and language, history and social sciences, fine art, mathematics, sciences, technology, and physical education. Learning is directed by a faculty of teaching professionals who are dedicated to the school's mission and values, the unique needs of the individual students, and the enhanced learning opportunities offered by small classes in a supportive and nurturing environment.
Our Early Education program's paramount goal is to ensure each child's beginning school experience is full of wonderment, joy, purpose, and meaning. The instructional goals revolve around a developmentally appropriate program that is flexible, personalized, and integrated into the school curriculum. The sequential program is geared to each child's total development: physical, emotional, social, character, and academic. Creative art, music, and world languages supplement this development, and a structured physical education program assists with the development of gross motor skills. The multi-centered classrooms feature both open-ended and self-correcting materials within an organized environment. A typical day includes whole group, small group, and individualized instruction as well as independent work. Planned interaction of teachers and students allows each child to perform at her level and pace.
The Lower School's primary instructional goal is to provide a challenging yet sequential and developmentally appropriate curriculum for all students. With a personalized, adaptable program that integrates into the whole school curriculum, the Lower School teachers strive to meet individual learning styles and differences while helping each student to reach his/her potential. With a flexible daily schedule, all Lower School students receive reading, language arts, and math instruction simultaneously in the morning. Through teacher recommendations, annual placements assessments, and the demonstration of academic and developmental readiness, each student is encouraged to work at their level. A student may work one level ahead in a specific subject or maybe encouraged to repeat a level of proficiency is not demonstrated. This may be done while the student remains with her or her peers for all other Lower School activities. The core academic courses follow a spiral philosophy. Daily, previous concepts are reinforced and reviewed while the new instruction is introduced. This enables each student to work at an achievable level while building a strong foundation to become a successful, productive citizen of our school and the world beyond.
The Upper School is committed to nurturing and challenging its students in a safe, diverse environment and to inspire them to commit themselves to excellence in preparation for college and the world beyond. The traditional college preparatory curriculum in the Upper School includes courses in English, mathematics, sciences, social studies, modern language, art, computer science, drama, music, and physical education.