Taylor Christian School on the Texas/Mexico Border


Taylor Christian School in McAllen, Texas, is preparing children today to impact their world tomorrow. The school offers an individualized education with a Christ-centered foundation and seeks to train children and youth to know and serve the Lord with all their heart, mind, and strength.

World Gospel Mission opened a kindergarten for the children of migrant workers in the fall of 1948. TCS expanded into an elementary school and was dedicated in January 1949. It was named Taylor Institute in honor of pioneer WGM missionaries Rev. and Mrs. Woodford Taylor. The school started with 21 students and reached 75 in the first year. In 1960, Taylor reached its highest enrollment of 130 students.

Today, the school has roughly 40 students in K-3 through 8th grade. Students in K-3 through 2nd grade use A Beka, a phonics-based curriculum that lays a solid foundation for reading, handwriting, spelling, parts of speech, and reading comprehension. Students in 3rd through 8th grades use Ignitia, a Web-based curriculum that is interactive and allows the teachers to customize lessons for individual learning needs.

TCS also offers weekly chapel services; a Spiritual Emphasis Week each semester; music classes in which the students learn to use rhythmic instruments, read notes, play keyboards, and sing; physical education and sports programs including kickball, flag football, soccer, and basketball; and before- and after-school care.

“The best thing about working at Taylor Christian School is watching God move and work in the lives of the students and the staff,” shared WGM missionary Laura Vaca, who serves as the director of the school. “God has done amazing things.”

Taylor is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International.

Partner with Taylor Christian School!GIVE: The school is in need of ongoing funds to provide for ministry expenses. Support this ministry today! You may also send a check, payable to World Gospel Mission with account #268-23564 in the memo line, to:

World Gospel Mission
P.O. Box 948
Marion, IN 46952-0948

Serve at Taylor Christian School!GO: Check out www.wgm.org/go to see what ministry opportunities are available at TCS.

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