In 1967, Mrs. Audrey Lawson, wife of Pastor Emeritus William A. Lawson, founded the Wheeler Avenue Infant School. In 2005, our senior pastor, Rev. Dr. Marcus D. Cosby, had a vision for a Christian School that included kindergarten through grade 12.
In order to make this change, the infant and elementary schools merged to form Wheeler Avenue Christian Academy (WACA). Dr. Doris Bilton came out of retirement and stayed for two years to assist in establishing the school. Dr. Jacqueline Cobbin continued the task of building the foundation of WACA. Under her leadership, WACA earned its accreditation status.
After Dr. Cobbin’s departure, Mrs. Billie Joe Johnson, another educator, led WACA in its forward movement. The current executive director is Ada D. Carr.
It is our belief that Christian education is vital in developing children who will become productive citizens and strong leaders. Wheeler Avenue Christian Academy is committed to providing high-quality and high academic standards for its students.