Empathy Our students will compassionately consider the lives of others. Orange image of a person's head opening with a heart

Empathy: Build and practice personal empathy

A student’s capacity for empathy impacts their ability to understand others, to listen and assess multiple perspectives, and to build stronger ideas through collaboration. Personal empathy is increasingly relevant: employers recognize the need for skilled person-to-person communication, parents, and teachers prioritize the development of the whole child, and society’s anxiety toward device dependency has students and adults wishing for more connection. Students recognize what results from a lack of empathy in themselves and others, and know that they are at their best when they deeply understand others inside their classrooms, community, and the larger world.

WCS Mission Our mission is to inspire and equip all students to continuously acquire and apply knowledge and skills while pursuing their dreams and enriching the lives of others. WCS Cultural Norms Everyone has value. Every individual has something to contribute. Learning enriches life. Honestly, integrity, and trust are fundamental to thriving relationships. Embracing diversity strengthens community. People have life-changing p ower. Giving of time, talent, and resources is vital to the well-being of the community. Strategic Pillars Empathy; Inclusivity; Adaptability; Experience.