Our Roots in Methodism

Our school is named after Susanna Wesley, often called the Mother of Methodism, who raised her 10 children in a unique way for her time: she taught each of them at home (including the girls) to read, write, reason, and grow in love of God and neighbor. Two of her sons,  John and Charles, went on to start the movement of Methodism which is known for putting faith into action, serving the poor, building schools and founding hospitals around the world. 

Faith & Love in Practice

As an outreach of the church, many ask, "Why don't you teach religion?" A hallmark of John Wesley's approach to Christian living was his call to  ‘put faith and love into practice.' Our school is an expression of faith and love: a classroom community formed to affirm the dignity of every child, lay a moral foundation of critical and creative thinking and teach children how to listen, share and communicate across our differences.

 

The Wesley Approach

A central theme of our time together is celebration of what we learn from each other.  The Wesley approach values the transformative growth that a classroom provides in raising children who will one day accept the faith for themselves. A monthly non-denomination chapel service is led by Rev. Wilkerson. After school activities offered by the church include Kids Bible Academy, Family Mission Projects, Children's Choir, and Summer Camps.

Partnering Churches
Families who hold membership in United Methodist congregations are encouraged to ask for financial support from their local church to make The Wesley education possible. 

Is this a Religious School?
No. Religious instruction is not a component of our daily curriculum. We hope that every child will have a faith community that is a part of their upbringing and we seek to partner with any church who is interested in financially supporting children to attend.

Many have asked "Is it a Christian school?" Not really. We do not require persons to sign a statement of faith or hold membership in any faith community to enroll. We accept persons regardless of race, creed, or faith tradition. Students with a United Methodist or partner church affiliation are given preference during times when classes are full. 

 

We offer after school programs such as Kids Bible Academy, led by Rev. Faith Wilkerson, and extracurricular religious events such as Christmas programs, Easter egg hunts, and youth ministry events with area churches.

Do All the Good You Can. In All the Ways You Can.


Seeking to "do all the good you can" an early motto of the Methodist movement is at the core of our school’s values.

A hallmark of John Wesley's approach to Christian living was his call to  ‘put faith and love into practice.' Our school is an expression of faith and love: a classroom community formed to affirm the dignity of every child, lay a moral foundation of critical and creative thinking and teach children how to listen, share and communicate across our differences. 
 

 

The Unique Wesley Approach

A central theme of our time together is celebration of what we learn from each other.  The Wesley approach values the transformative growth that a classroom provides in raising children who will one day accept the faith for themselves. 

The Wesley School

155 E. Mt Harmony Road Owings, MD 20736

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