Winter HavenChristianSchool was founded in 1965 as FirstBaptistChristianDay School.  In 1986, the school became an independent, interdenominational school and its name was changed to Winter HavenChristianSchool, to reflect the new interdenominational philosophy.

WHCS is governed by a Board of Directors made up of Christian leaders in the Greater Winter Haven area.  All serve without compensation.

In 1992, WHCS purchased fifteen acres on Buckeye Loop Road using funds that had been donated by parents and friends of the school, and began a fundraising campaign for the purpose of developing the site into a state-of-the-art Christian educational campus. Ground was broken in 1999, and through the efforts of many parents and volunteers – especially Campers on Mission – the new building was completed just in time to start the 2002-2003 school year in the new facility. Development of the campus will be an on-going project.

Because of increasing enrollment, a new north wing was constructed in 2013, and named in honor of Mrs. Nancy Shytle, for her 40+ years of teaching at WHCS.

Currently, a new Secondary School wing is in the construction stage to accommodate additional high school students.  The decision was made to create a high school beginning in the 2012-13 school year, and we celebrated our first high school graduating class in the 2015-16 school year.  (See:  Academics/High School.)

Future plans include a separate high school building, a gymnasium, and additional athletic facilities.

WHCS is an approved 501 (C) (3) non-profit corporation, and gifts to it are tax deductible.