Wheaton Academy

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Since its founding in 1853, Wheaton Academy has been an educational institution committed to the evangelical Christian faith.
The school was established on the belief that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.
Wheaton Academy mission is to nurture growth in our students through relationships, excellence and service to the glory of the God.
As a private school, we have tremendous flexibility in designing a curriculum that will meet the particular spiritual, social, as well as, academic needs of our students as they meet the ever-changing demands of the world in which they live.
In designing this innovative curriculum, we continue to draw upon research and experience that helps us understand how different teaching styles can be used in the classroom.

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School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1853
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2019

Student Body

Total Students660 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
32%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Wheaton Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers51 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
53%
Average Class Size18 students
Number of AP Courses22 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Economics, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP French Language and Culture, AP Modern World History, AP Music Theory, AP Physics C, AP Psychology, AP Research, AP Seminar, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art: 2D Design/Drawing, AP United States History, AP United States/AP Comparative Government and Politics
Average ACT score26
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
33%
Admissions DirectorBrittany Klenke
Admissions AssociateAmy Burdett

Sports

Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Flag FootballFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseRock Climbing,
SoccerSoftball,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWrestling,

School Notes

  • Wheaton Academy has an international boarding program. Please contact admissions@wheatonacademy.org for more information.

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