Heritage

Christian Reformed Church of Whitinsville (Circa 1928)

Near the turn of the century (1907), a group of fathers from the Christian Reformed Church of Whitinsville organized a Society for Christian Instruction.  It was their desire and purpose to educate their children in a school where God’s Word was central to all of learning.  In 1924 the Society was incorporated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as an educational institution.  However, it was not until 1928 that Whitinsville Christian School opened its doors for the first time in the basement of the Christian Reformed Church on Willow Street.

When the church relocated to a new edifice on Pleasant Street, the old church was given to the Christian School Society.  Renovations were made in the 1930’s, 1940’s and 1950’s to meet the school’s needs.  Despite the renovations, it became more and more apparent that the structure was inadequate for the growing enrollment and increasing educational demands.

WCS Class of 1968

In the early 1960’s, a decision was made to purchase land and to start a fund for the construction of a new school.  The present 27-acre site of the school was purchased from the Whitin Machine Works in 1966.  On March 30, 1968, ground was broken for the construction of the present building at 279 Linwood Avenue.  Through the efforts of a dedicated building committee, much sacrificial giving of money and volunteer labor, the building was ready for occupancy in November 1969.

On the day before Thanksgiving 1969, the entire student body walked from the old Willow Street building to the new Linwood Avenue building.  It was a remarkable and thrilling sight to witness this evidence of God’s blessing poured out upon His people.  To enter a beautiful new facility with large well-equipped, carpeted classrooms and lively-painted walls was a welcome change for the students and teachers!

The building has undergone many expansions as interest in Christian education has continued to increase. The school added a high school in the late 1970s and added 12,000 square feet to the building in 1983. By the early 1990s, more elementary classrooms were added and the school was awarded full accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). WCS now has the distinction of being the oldest accredited Christian school in New England.

Library Media Center

Most recently, the school has been blessed to update facilities in 2012 when a new Library Media Center was built with beautiful windows overlooking the soccer field.

In 2017 we look forward to the opening of our Performing Arts Center and Athletic Field House ushering in new opportunities for our performing arts and athletic programs.

Rendering of new WCS performance center, anticipated to open Fall 2017

 

Rendering of new WCS gymnasium, anticipated to open Fall 2017

The heritage of WCS is truly a testimony to the faithfulness of God throughout generations.