WCDS began as Westchester Academy in 1967 when a small group of parents who wanted to provide their children with the best possible education established the school. Through a generous donation of land, the school is located on a 53-acre country setting west of downtown High Point and within 20 minutes of Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro and downtown Winston-Salem.
Organized in three distinct divisions, the Lower School (PK-5) enrolls students in a traditional elementary program that utilizes a variety of experiential learning activities. The Middle School (6-8) includes a departmental program with a wide variety of enrichment programs. The Upper School (9-12) offers 15 Advanced Placement classes with 100% of the students attending college. All students at Westchester are provided with ample opportunities to engage in music, arts, athletics, and clubs.
Westchester currently offers 27 sports teams and is a Division 2A member of the North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association. Our varsity teams participate in the Triad Athletic Conference and Middle School teams participate in the Triad Middle Athletic Conference.
There are 75 faculty members with an average of 17 years experience. Described by many parents, alumni and students as “exceptionally dedicated,” over 42% of the faculty have advanced degrees.
There are seven buildings on a 53-acre campus with outdoor areas which include soccer fields, baseball complex, basketball courts and a playground. The Lower School houses the primary classrooms, as well as an art room. Visitors to campus will be drawn to the Finch Center which houses the main gymnasium, along with world language and science labs. Administrative offices connect to the Upper School building which houses the humanities classrooms. The Middle School classroom building connects with Rives Hall which houses the cafeteria, auditorium, and music and art classrooms. The recently renovated library houses a collection of nearly 12,000 volumes as well as flex space and is located adjacent to the Lower School and administrative building.