Believe and Succeed at Corpus Christi School
WHEELING– Founded in 1916 by the Sisters of St. Joseph, Corpus Christi School (CCS) takes pride in its identity as a small private, Catholic School educating students from preschool through eighth grade. Located just a few miles north of downtown Wheeling in the Warwood neighborhood, it is both a convenient and safe choice in education.
As part of the upcoming Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 29 – Feb. 3, CCS is starting the week with a Mass at 10:30 a.m. with students and staff, followed by an open house for families to tour the school and meet its faculty from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 29.
“We encourage potential students and families to come see the capital improvements made within the school and learn why you should consider CCS for your children. Corpus Christi is a small school environment with a long history of academic success,” said Miranda Shaner, advancement director. “This open house is the perfect time to explore the difference that Catholic education offers.
“We also invite anyone to visit and tour the school throughout the day on Friday, Feb. 3 if they cannot make it on Sunday,” she added. “Please come visit, believe and succeed.”
The mission of CCS is to provide meaningful learning experiences so that students can grow spiritually, socially, intellectually and emotionally in a Christian atmosphere.
“Catholic school education is unique. Our school offers faith-based education, individualized classroom instruction, family atmosphere, independent curriculum and dedicated teachers. Our focus is enriching our students’ lives through a quality religious education, collaborative working environment, and excellent academic standards,” she said.
Over the years, many additions and renovations have taken place within the school. The school started a new renovation project over summer break last June. Corpus Christi School raised funds to fully renovate the Science Lab within the school, and has completed this project. The science lab is used by grades 4-8 on a daily basis and is located on the third floor of the school building.
The goal of the science lab improvement was to make the space up to date with appropriate technology for the students to fully support a 21st- century learning environment. T
he renovation included new lighting, electrical components, flooring, cabinets, counters, sinks, lab tables, chairs and a fully equipped teacher station.
The updated space also includes a 65-inch interactive flat screen SMART board. The space is now more modern, flexible, and supportive of technology and equipment.
“It is our plan to continue to make significant advancements for the school to sustain the 100-year tradition. Students are very happy here at Corpus Christi and we encourage interested families to join us,” said Principal Dick Taylor, who has been with the school for 41 years. The administration, led by Mr. Taylor and Monsignor Eugene Ostrowski, plan to continue capital improvements, scholarship opportunities, and technology improvements within the school.
Open registration for the 2017- 2018 academic year begins Feb. 6, 2017. There alsdo will be a special open house just for Preschool 3, Preschool, and Kindergarten from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Feb. 6. An additional evening open house will be held on Thursday, March 30 from 5-7 p.m.
Parent or guardians may also register for the next academic year, 2017-2018, online at corpuschristi wheeling.com/admissions/ how-to-apply or by visiting the school’s main office anytime.
Please call 304-277-1220 for more information. CCS is located at 1512 Warwood Ave. (W.Va. 2), Wheeling, just across from Garden Park.