About WCA

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths." -Proverbs 3:5-6

Bishop Nathaniel W. Wells Jr. Christian Academy is an inner-city school start-up that reaches out to students in the undeserved neighborhoods of Muskegon, Michigan.

Our Mission

To equip students to grow in their relationship with Christ, become lifelong learners, to actively serve their community, and pursue Christian leadership.

We want our students to grow deeply in a relationship with Christ, become academically well-rounded, and actively serve others. WCA will pour into these students the character qualities of faith, love, empathy and commitment, while giving them a safe place to learn.

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Our Vision

To become a community leader in Christian education and to achieve recognition as an exemplary and outstanding institution dedicated to the enrichment of the whole child, emotionally, socially, and academically. We envision molding the lives of students in God-centered ways, and to positively and dramatically impress upon their lives the love of the Lord, for the sake of their salvation.

Family involvement is a key component of our school climate.

Families and staff will work closely together to ensure students personal growth. The individualized attention, and the safe loving atmosphere of Wells Christian Academy will prepare students to apply what they have learned during these formative years, and to carry it with them for the rest of their lives.

History of WCA

Bishop Nathaniel W. Wells Jr. Christian Academy (formally Westshore Christian Academy) is the brainchild of Founder & Administrator Kim Borgeson who, in 2012, had a vision of dragging a little red wagon of books into the Muskegon Heights area and reading to the children, which later inspired the creation of Red Wagon Schools, the parent consortium and foundation of WCA.

In 2018, the foundation purchased a portion of a former charter school at 2140 Valley Street in Muskegon, Michigan, and opened its doors as an after-school STEM enrichment program. During that time the foundation has been working hard renovating the building, which had sat unused for nearly 15 years, getting it ready for their Grand Opening as a bonafide academic institution in September of 2019.

The school was originally named Westshore Christian Academy. In 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, the board voted unanimously to rename the school after Bishop National Wells Jr., the first man to die from the virus.

Help us Make More History

Our success and the success of our students is directly dependent on the support of our donors, volunteers, and strategic partners. We cant do it without them. Help ensure the success of WCA and possible future Red Wagon Schools by becoming a financial donor.