620-221-5100 – www.usd465.com
Through PTO and site-council meetings, I feel I am always aware of curriculum changes and new state and local policies that will impact student learning. Best of all, my kids are engaged with their school and feel like they are a valued part of a learning community the second they walk in the door.
— Amy McWhirt
620-221-0230 – holynamewinfield.org
620-221-1820 – www.trinitylutheranwinfield.org
Contact: (800) 846-1543 – sckans.edu
Southwestern is a four-year college in Winfield founded in 1885 that encourages and rewards public service, and whose professors and students help shape community life and public discussion. Freshmen spend their first full day in town doing service projects. Leadership through service is an important part of the culture at this United Methodist Institution: The College offers scholarships to three service-learning organizations that are equal to the scholarships earned by star quarterbacks or opera singers. SC is proud of its commitment to diversity — about 750-students study at the 80-acre campus. Students from Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and other states sit side-by-side in classes with dozens of students from China, Saudi Arabia, and other countries. The growing Professional Studies program also offers online degree completion. Southwestern students are Moundbuilders, but watch out for The Jinx, their black-cat mascot!