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About This School

Waimea Country School is a private elementary school in Waimea. The principal of Waimea Country School is Amy Salling, who can be contacted at asalling@waimeacountryschool.org. 45 children attend Waimea Country School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. The ratio of students to teachers at Waimea Country School is 7:1. Waimea Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Latin
  • Sports

    • Soccer
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
White, non-Hispanic 57%
Asian/Pacific Islander 41%
Multiracial 40%
Hispanic 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 months ago)

    I have yet to find a better educational environment for my child. My son has had not only great academic success at Waimea Country School he has grown in confidence and is secure in who he is. The staff is so wonderful they know the children individually and strive to meet both their academic and emotional needs. The other parents and students are also involved and connected. I can't say enough good things.

  • (3 months ago)

    Waimea Country School is a great school. It feels like an ohana and everyone looks after each other. It is a school your child can go to and learn about many different things with many different styles of learning. If you are looking for a small student to teacher ratio caring staff who truly love your children and at an inexpensive cost this school is for you. I've sent all three of my children here and trust the staff and enjoyed coming in to volunteer on my free time.

  • (4 months ago)

    Our children entered Waimea Country School two years ago. My eldest had previously tried public school and homeschooling but this has by far been his most successful experience. They have both come home knowing how to better control themselves knowing how to respect others and be more responsible. Our childrens strengths are recognized on a daily basis and the challenges are nurtured. I have complete access to the teachers any time and have always felt a part of a team dedicated to the betterment of our children. Thank you WCS. You are the best and we feel totally blessed to have found you.

  • (7 months ago)

    Our family has been part of the Waimea Country School Ohana for the past 6 years. All the way from Kindergarten to 5th grade students learn how to respect themselves respect others and be safe and responsible individuals. I really like that students of mixed grades and ages get together on a regular basis and read to each other or do other activities. Everybody is becoming a role model to a younger student - its something really special! The faculty and staff is very approachable at all times - the open door policy is great! My older daughter moved up to Middleschool this year. Her teacher at WCS prepared her exceptionally well for the transition and she is thriving at her new school we couldn't be happier. Definitely recommendWaimea Country School.

  • (11 months ago)

    I am thrilled with my son's progress at Waimea Country School. He came from a Montessori environment (which I also loved) and I was worried that he wouldn't be as happy in a more academically-oriented environment. However the transition was great and he is really happy at school. His academic progress has been outstanding. I also really appreciate the emphasis on the values of respect inclusion and responsibility for oneself. We are starting our third year at the school and I really feel that WCS has helped my son grow as a person in addition to his academic progress. Highly recommended!

  • (1 year ago)

    Waimea Country School is an exceptional school! My daughter has attended this school for 4 years and is thriving. The teachers and staff are enthusiastic creative caring. Learning is truly individualized. My daughter's teacher has been able to accommodate her level in all subjects. She is never bored in class. Waimea Country School is affordable providing students with a safe supportive challenging learning environment. They have an amazing garden program and students are encouraged to be active outside. Childhood is cherished at Waimea Country School. Individualism is encouraged. Multiculturalism is appreciated and viewed as an asset. The head of school is exceptional. She is dependable and approachable. She is there for parents students and staff day after day. She truly cares. It's a great school we have had an exceptional experience. Our son will be starting at this school next year.

  • (1 year ago)

    The multi-age learning environment at Waimea Country School has proven to be a valuable model of learning for my son. In his previous school there was just one set curriculum if he was behind he struggled and often felt anxious and if he was ahead worse he was bored. In the multi-age environment provided by Waimea Country School he has really soared. The feeling of anxiousness about certain subjects has been eliminated thus allowing him the room to really expand his knowledge on his weaker subjects. On the subjects that he excels in he is allowed to continue growing so that he is actually zooming ahead in many subjects. Multi-age just makes sense each child has some subject areas that are strong points and some that are weak points. The multi-age environment naturally supports this dynamic and encourages growth in all areas without the stress and/or boredom of the typical classroom. Furthermore a teacher that can handle a multi-age classroom is a truly gifted educator who has taken the time to intimately develop learning relationships with each of his of her students this leaves the students feeling very supported and encouraged by their teachers.

  • (1 year ago)

    Waimea Country School is dedicated to offering a well rounded solid education that is family & community based. My son is in his fourth year at WCS and he is thriving. Not only does he feel safe and completely supported by the staff and his fellow students he loves going to school and is inspired to challenge himself. The education offered at WCS is solidly grounded in academics but also includes practical studies and real life experience. WCS has their own vegetable & flower garden in which all of the students are involved they have a great music & arts program they often take the educational experience off campus to theaters and local culture events and they also offer a wide variety of physical and sports activities. The staff at all levels are extremely dedicated to the school the students & their families and the community. I could not me more pleased with the experience we have had at WCS and highly recommend this school to others.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son is THRIVING at this school! He has been at this school all the way since Kindergarten and we couldn't be happier. The teachers go out of their way to keep him challenged and are also aware of his weaknesses. They are careful to push him enough but not too much. He has such great friends at this school. I also love how much I am not just allowed to be included at this school but encouraged to participate. I love that my kid is getting an great education with loads of individual attention at an affordable price. I would definitely recommend this school to others.

  • (4 years ago)

    We had two children attend the Waimea Country School (WCS) from kindergarten through level 4 (5th grade equivalent) and we could not be more satisfied. In addition to the excellent education our kids developed character respect for others and a love of learning. They had fun at school and looked forward to going every day. Both children performed well academically and the child centered philosophy allowed them to advance at their individual pace thus keeping them challenged and interested. The individual attention really works especially in the early development years. Waimea Country School concentrates the learning program on elementary levels (grades) only. This worked well for us since we were able to make a better choice of middle school and high school after seeing how they developed academically and physically. There were many things we liked about this school including multiage classrooms affordable tuition safe environment location and excellent teachers. We highly recommend WCS to other parents especially those that are willing to involve themselves in their children s school.

  • (4 years ago)

    In my opinion and experience at this school your child is treated like an individual; not just another kid not just a number not just a dollar sign (as could be the case in private schools). If your child needs more individual help more time to complete an assignment or more challenge then your child is provided with what your child needs. The most impressive part of this school to me is the monthly value. They don't just put up a poster; they talk about it they model it they do skits about it they reinforce it on the playground and all through the day. They talk about responsibility caring sharing etc. with a new value discussed each month. Furthermore they have the best kindergarten teacher in the whole town. They have a very nice playground a good garden art music & PE.

  • (5 years ago)

    In my experience there there was not enough respect for the children. In my opinion and observation their (not all faculty) treatment of children was not one I wanted my child subjected to.

  • (9 years ago)

    Hi my name is Jamey Maclean my mom worked at this school for a long time... I starded to go to wcs when i was 5. I really liked this school and the close family fealling! All of the kids and teachers were great!

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