About Us

Mission Statement

Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy promotes the emotional, physical, intellectual, social, and spiritual development of each child. Our exceptional teaching staff is dedicated to presenting a challenging and enthusiastic learning environment that recognizes each child as a unique learner.  The experiences provided at Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy encourage students to approach all areas of life with a dedication to personal excellence.  All members of the Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy family are challenged to practice and exhibit love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control in daily life.


About Our Logo

The Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy logo displays nine stars representing the Fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22, 23) – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Our philosophy encourages the development of these characteristics through our curriculum, behavior standards, and special service projects.


The Curtis Wilson Story

Once upon a time, there was a very fortunate little girl with a loving family.  One of the little girl’s favorite people was her uncle. He had red hair, freckles, and a mischievous smile. He was a very special person in their community.  He was the school principal with a sincere desire to bring education at its best to his students, their families, and the entire community.  Because of his knowledge, talents, integrity, hard work, and love for his students; he was very successful in building one of the finest schools in the state.  He included his family in the many projects designed to enhance the school and community.  The little girl was privileged to be a part of this.  When she grew up, she had her own children.  She told them all about their uncle and what wonderful gifts he had given her and his community.  These gifts included love, a consideration for others, a desire to develop one’s own strengths and talents, a fine work ethic, and the burning desire to learn everyday through life’s experiences.  The children benefited from what their mother told them about the things she had learned from her family and that very special uncle.  In fact, one of those children grew up to be very much like her great uncle – she too, became a teacher and principal!  She wishes to give to her community a gift much like what the uncle gave to his.  That gift is a school, which provides a challenging curriculum presented in a fun and interesting way combined with the teaching of God’s guidelines and human values.  The uncle’s name was Curtis Wilson, the little girl’s name is Lynda Strauser Haywood, and her daughter is Heidi Haywood Dowell.  The school is Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy established in August 1995.