Wheaton Christian Grammar School
5.00 (8 reviews)
Wheaton Christian Grammar School Photo #2 - Wheaton Christian Grammar School currently enrolls more than 490 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 foundational.
Wheaton Christian Grammar School Photo #3 - 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.
Wheaton Christian Grammar School Photo #4 - Students at Wheaton Christian Grammar School have ample opportunities to impact their world for Jesus Christ. All of our students participate in our annual missions weeks during the spring. Students hear from missionaries and go out into the community to serve others. Jr. High students also have the opportunity to travel to the DR on our annual spring missions trip.
Wheaton Christian Grammar School Photo #5 - 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 Photo #6 - Monthly chapels provide a wide range of engaging speakers and the emphasis is always on a practical application of biblical truth in student lives. Chapels are split into three different formats to ensure each message is tailored for each age group.
Wheaton Christian Grammar School Photo #7 - If you were to ask any of our families what makes WCGS so special, they would say our community. Not only do students make friends with one another, but parents do too. With endless volunteer opportunities and chances to partner with teachers in and outside the classroom, we want you to be involved in your child's education.
Wheaton Christian Grammar School Photo #8 - The arts are celebrated here 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.
Wheaton Christian Grammar School Photo #9 - Each year, WCGS graduates a class of 8th 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.
Wheaton Christian Grammar School Photo #10 - Parents are active participants at WCGS through spiritual support, organizing special activities, classroom assistance, fundraising, etc. We especially appreciate the dedicated encouragement of our Auxiliary which involves a large number of school parents.
- 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 Membership(s)School Assoc.||Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)|
Other associations(s) for exceptional children
|Grades Offered||Grades Kindergarten-8|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Awards||Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2017|
|Total Students||494 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 30%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||49 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||10:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||21 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 for boys and modest, dressy shirts for girls. All apparel must be neat and modest.)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Mar. 1 / rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$11,740|
|Tuition Notes||Generous need-based tuition assistance available.|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$4,500|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Kim Norbeck|
|Total Sports Offered||5 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketball, Cross Country,|
Soccer, Track and Field,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||17 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Service activities, Speech competition, Spelling and geography bees|
Club or Organization:
Battle of the Books, Chess Team, Creation Care Club, Junior High Musical, Lego Robotics, MathCounts, Student Council, Yearbook, Young Adult Battle of the Books
Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra, Praise Team
- 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.
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- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Wheaton Grades: 9-12 | 782 students
2130 W Roosevelt Rd
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630)668-5800 2.7 9-12
My husband and I both met at Wheaton Christian Grammar School. We had such a positive experience at the school that we currently have all 4 of our children attending the school. We've seen our children grow leaps and bounds spiritually and academically. The teachers have shown great care in developing godly character in our children and providing them with a solid academic education. The administration is Godly, approachable and strives for excellence in all areas. The community feels like family. We couldn't be happier with our experience at WCGS.
- Posted by Parent - Grateful Parent
As a former school principal and being involved with Christian schools for many years, WCGS is one of the BEST Christian schools I've ever experienced. The administrators are friendly and approachable and get to know every student and family by name. The teachers are caring and very knowledgeable and experienced in their fields. Not only is the curriculum impressive, but the teachers also provide challenging opportunities in the classroom. Students are well prepared for high school when they graduate from WCGS. There are many opportunities for parent involvement and the school values its volunteers. WCGS has so many great programs, but the best part of this school is that they integrate a biblical worldview into every area, academics, athletics, fine arts and in their relationships. Our family is so blessed to be a part of this school!! It is worth every dollar we pay in tuition!
- Posted by Parent - Paige Donahoe
WCGS is a special place. I've never sensed such a warmth, a genuine care and concern for the children, or God-honoring environment in any other school. Not even close! It's an amazing place.
- Posted by Parent - Jack D
I am so thankful that my children are able to attend Wheaton Christian Grammar School. They are receiving a top-notch education, forming lasting relationships with their peers, and receiving love and support from their teachers. My children can't wait to go to school each day. As a parent, that means the world to me. I am confident that this school is laying a vital foundation for my children that will stick with them for the rest of their lives. There is no other school out there like WCGS!
- Posted by Parent - Thankful parent
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 - cjv
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 - doria
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 - knorb
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 - anneg
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