Wheaton Christian Grammar School

1N350 Taylor Drive
Winfield, IL 60190-0601
Tel: (630)668-1385
Grades: K-8 | 557 students
Wheaton Christian Grammar School currently enrolls more than 520 students in grades K-8th.  Students and their families enjoy a sense of community and shared mission at the school where strong academics and a biblical worldview are stressed.
Wheaton Christian Grammar School currently enrolls more than 520 students in grades K-8th.  Students and their families enjoy a sense of community and shared mission at the school where strong academics and a biblical worldview are stressed.
Kindergarten is a great start for a students at Wheaton Christian Grammar School.  With small classes and options for a full-day or half-day program, students progress quickly in our nurturing environment.  And our half-day Kindergarten is now even more affordable!
Each year, WCGS graduates a class of eighth graders who have received a foundation of a biblical worldview and rigorous academics.  An average of 70% of our graduates typically enroll at Wheaton Academy, a private Christian college preparatory high school in West Chicago, IL.  WCGS's first graduating class of eight students received their diplomas in June, 1947.
The arts are celebrated at Wheaton Christian Grammar School.  Students participate in vocal and instrumental music groups (including band, string ensembles, jazz ensemble, and orchestra), choirs, praise team, an annual junior high musical, and numerous visual art opportunities.
Athletics are an important element of our school program.  We offer competitive team sports which include boys' and girls' basketball, soccer, and volleyball, as well as coed cross country and track.
Wheaton Christian Grammar School moved to a new, 35-acre, technology-rich campus in the fall of 2010.  The campus provides a bright and innovative setting for learning, with dedicated spaces for fine arts and athletics, a centrally located Library Media Center, a high school level science lab, and much more.
Parents are active participants at WCGS through spiritual support, organizing special activities, classroom assistance, fundraising, etc.  We especially appreciate the dedicated encouragement of groups like this, our Moms in Prayer.
There's great School Spirit here!  Our students -- more than 520 in grades K-8 -- don't fall through the cracks here.  They find that Wheaton Christian Grammar School is a place that's joyful, safe, and affirming.
Our 8th grade science students conduct a chemistry experiment, one of many hands-on activities that contribute to their thorough  preparation for high school.  Our STEM emphasis is evident.
Students at Wheaton Christian Grammar School have ample opportunities to impact their world for Jesus Christ.  Jr. High students may even travel to the DR for one of our annual international missions trip opportunities.
Wheaton Christian Grammar School is a private K-8 Christian school located in Winfield, IL. Founded in 1942, WCGS is a highly respected, accredited, and nationally-known school where faith inspires learning.

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students 557 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Wheaton Christian Grammar School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
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 $9,666
Tuition Notes Generous need-based financial aid available.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $4,500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mrs. Kim Norbeck


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


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: 09/24/2015

Nearby Private 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)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Carol Stream
    East Carol Stream KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 40 students
    0.8 miles
    140 N. Gary Ave.
    Carol Stream, IL 60188
  • Wheaton
    Wheaton Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-6 | 109 students
    0.9 miles
    1970 N Gary Ave
    Wheaton, IL 60187
  • Wheaton
    Grades: PK-5 | 43 students
    1.2 miles
    25w725 Jewell Rd
    Wheaton, IL 60187
  • Winfield
    Winfield KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 32 students
    1.3 miles
    27W151 Geneva Rd.
    Winfield, IL 60190
  • Carol Stream
    Grades: K-4 | 38 students
    1.5 miles
    610 E North Ave
    Carol Stream, IL 60188

School Reviews

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, 07/24/15
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, 12/06/14
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, 07/17/13
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, 02/17/13

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