Where Prayer has a Place

Wesley Christian Academy, formally, Child Development Center, is a ministry of First United Methodist Church of Clermont.  

We believe all children are a unique creation of God, who can make choices, believe in themselves, share with others, and respect the world around them. 

The Wesley Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of color, race, national and ethnic origin in administration of its education policies, scholarship programs, and other administered programs.


Our Mission

Our mission at the Wesley Christian Academy is to provide a Christ centered, loving, nurturing, and safe environment where preschoolers and elementary students have the opportunity to develop cognitively, emotionally, physically, socially, and spiritually.


Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is a hands-on learning environment that develops the skills necessary to help a child develop a love for learning and the self-esteem to become an independent thinker and a follower of Christ.


Our Objectives

  • To lead students to a saving knowledge of Christ (Matthew 16:26).

  • To cultivate a desire in students to know and do the will of God (Psalms 16:8; Matthew 26:39).

  • To teach students to filter everything based on the light of God’s Word (I Corinthians 2:15).

  • To train students who positively influence society, by the Holy Spirit, for God’s glory (Acts 17:6).

  • To teach students to relate with non-Christians and with Christians who hold differing views (Acts 2:47; Romans 14:19-20; I Peter 3:15).

  • To train leaders who will be faithful servants of God (I Corinthians 4:2).

  • To teach students dependency upon God (John 15:5).

  • To teach students to exhibit the “fruit of the Spirit” in their lives (Galatians 5:22-23).

  • To help students accept themselves as unique individuals created in the image of God (Psalms 139:14).

  • To reveal the Lord to students through Christ-centered curricula and the lives of Christ-honoring teachers (Philippians 3:17).

  • To provide the opportunity and create a culture that allows each student to develop spiritually, mentally, physically, and socially to the highest degree of his God-given capability (Luke 2:52).

  • To teach students self-discipline through respecting God and other authorities (Romans 13:1; Hebrews 13:17; Psalms 40:8).

  • To encourage students and their parents to become rightly related to the ministry of a Bible believing church (Hebrews 10:25; Psalms 122:1).

  • To provide students with a quality Christian education so they are prepared for the future God has planned for them. (Jeremiah 29:11).



950 7th Street Clermont FL 34711

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