Wheaton Christian Grammar School

1N350 Taylor Drive
Winfield, IL 60190-0601
     Tel: (630)668-1385
        
   
Grades: K - 8 | 523 students
Wheaton Christian Grammar School  is a private Christian located in Winfield, IL with kindergarten, elementary, and jr.
high classes.  The school exists, under the authority of God and His Word, to educate, train, and nurture children for godliness and excellence, equipping them engage and transform their world for Jesus Christ.  Wheaton Christian Grammar School is an acclaimed, accredited, and nationally-known K-8 Christian school.   WCGS is a place where faith inspires learning.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Other associations(s) for exceptional children
AdvancED
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1942

Student Body

Total Students 523 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 17%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Wheaton Christian Grammar School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 40%
Average Class Size 22 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Appearance code requires collared shirts and neat/modest apparel.)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $9,326
Tuition Notes Generous need-based financial aid available.
% on Financial Aid 25%
Average Financial Aid Grant $4,500
Acceptance Rate 95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mrs. Kim Norbeck

Sports

Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoccerTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Band, Battle of the Books, Chess Team, Computer Club, Foreign language club, Jazz Ensemble, Junior High Musical, MathCounts, Orchestra, Praise Team, Service activities, Speech competition, Spelling and geography bees, Student Council, Worldview Club, Yearbook Art Club, Band, Chess Team, Computer Club, Jazz Ensemble, MathCounts, Orchestra, Praise Team, Worldview Club, Yearbook, Battle of the Books,
Foreign language club,
Junior High Musical,
Service activities,
Speech competition,
Spelling and geography bees,
Student Council,

School Notes:

Wheaton Christian Grammar School teaches students that the Lord Jesus Christ is to be preeminent in every area of their lives, including their education. We acknowledge that every aspect of academic study and each school activity is based upon this biblical truth. Our school is committed to Christ-centered education and the teaching of God's truth, whether it is scientific, historical, philosophical, or spiritual. Our faculty is committed to providing a high-quality program of academics and co-curricular opportunities. Our students are challenged individually to excel in every facet of learning. It is our desire that we clearly honor God in all our pursuits. It is our hope that our students follow Christ, forthrightly proclaim Him, and recognize and use their gifts as members of the body of Christ.

Profile last updated: 11/21/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Clapham School (2.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Wheaton Montessori School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is East Carol Stream KinderCare (0.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Carol StreamEast Carol Stream KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool  (Non-sectarian)
    140 N. Gary
    Carol StreamIL 60188
    (630)665-1441
    Daycare / Preschool  (Non-sectarian)
    0.8 mi | 40 students | Gr. NS-PK                      
  • WheatonWheaton Montessori School
    Montessori School
    1970 N Gary Ave
    WheatonIL 60187
    (630)653-5100
    Montessori School
    0.9 mi | 109 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • WheatonBright Horizons Early Education Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    25w725 Jewell Rd
    WheatonIL 60187
    (630)665-2558
    Daycare / Preschool
    1.2 mi | 43 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • WinfieldWinfield KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool  (Non-sectarian)
    27 West 151 Geneva Road
    WinfieldIL 60190
    (630)690-6116
    Daycare / Preschool  (Non-sectarian)
    1.3 mi | 32 students | Gr. NS-PK                      
  • Carol StreamCarol Stream Christian Academy
      (Christian)
    610 E North Ave
    Carol StreamIL 60188
    (630)653-1044
      (Christian)
    1.5 mi | 38 students | Gr. K-4                      

School Reviews

4 months ago
Our experience at Wheaton Christian Grammar School, has shown us that 10,000 Reasons is more than a popular Christian song. We discovered WCGS in January 2014 as part of our search across Northern Illinois for an exceptional school for our incoming kindergartner. We interviewed several schools from Galena on the Mississippi River to downtown Chicago and WCGS was beyond compare in their commitment to growing the minds, hearts and faith of their children. From our initial meeting with Mrs. Norbeck, we were wowed by the WCGS approach to truly partnering with parents in educating children. During our search we found schools that focused on academics and schools that focused on faith; only Wheaton Christian Grammar School used a faith-based foundation to encourage children to succeed academically, personally and spiritually. We moved 160 miles for our daughter to attend WCGS and we couldn?''t have made a better choice. The school administrators, staff and teachers all have extended their arms to welcome us. The children at the school have all welcomed our daughter and she returns home each night, excited to return. Her relationship with our Lord has grown and she is thriving in her learning environment.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
I''ve been involved with WCGS since 1995. My wife was a 3rd grade teacher there for five years and our girls currently attend. Over these many years, I''ve been nothing but impressed with the school. Academically, it''s a notch above the public schools in the area. Athletically, their teams regularly beat the local schools. Their facilities are as good (if not better) than nearly all of the public schools in the area. But in the most important areas...(school culture, peer influence, teachers and administration, and world view)...WCGS is in a class of its own. Unlike the public schools that try to indoctrinate our children in a completely secular world view, WCGS approaches education through a biblical lens. The school does an excellent job of blending scripture and biblical teaching into all subjects. The teachers and staff pray with our kids regularly, lead chapels, conduct small groups, and get to know them personally. I recognize tuition is not cheap, but how can you put a price on the future of your child? For me it''s clear. I''m willing to sacrifice whatever is needed for my kids to attend WCGS and greatly increase their chances of walking into adulthood as Christ-followers.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
Our children have attended WCGS since Kindergarten. We love the strong academics, Biblical worldview, and sense of community at the school. The variety of extracurricular activites means there is something for every student. We''re grateful for the friendships that both we and our children have with the families of the school!
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
WCGS has been home to my four kids for over ten years. They have all received a fantastic education--well prepared for high school academics including honors level classes, and they have enjoyed music, drama, sports and more. The staff is highly committed and very approachable. And the new building just makes the whole experience even better. I can honestly recommend this school without reservation.
- Posted by Parent

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