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Wheaton Christian Grammar School

Private | K-8 | 522 students

We are best known for excellence and vibrant faith.

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $243,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,070.

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted May 15, 2014

This school continuously strives to achieve excellence in education. With it's Christian philosophy of education paired with it's devoted staff, it is a perfect match for my family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2014

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2013

WCGS is a God-send! We love this place and it's been perfect for our little boy. We can tell our son is influenced by a Christ-Centered education every day. Choosing WCGS was arguably the best decision we've made as a family and we know the affects are eternal. Thank you WCGS for providing a safe place for our kids with teachers & staff that love our children and the Lord.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2013

My children graduated from Wheaton Christian and had a wonderful foundation for serving the Lord in the pastorate and education. I loved being involved as a parent, and am now looking forward to a grandchild starting this year. Having Christian principles and the Word of God that is taught at home reinforced daily in school in priceless.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2013

I love this school! I am so thankful our four daughters had the opportunity to attend here. My husband also attended many years ago. Besides the strong academics, I especially appreciate the love and nurturing from all of the staff. I know that children and families are prayed for on a regular basis. It is truly a reflection of the family of God.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2013

Strong academics, Biblical worldview, and teachers and staff who genuinely care about each student. My daughter is now a sophomore and was very well prepared for high school. I highly recommend Wheaton Christian Grammar School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2013

Good school. Could be better without such a high turnover of teachers. The good ones tend to stay, though. Great facilities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2011

I have had a very poor experience with administration. The school is equipped with everything, test scores are excellent, but I have found much better caliber Christian elsewhere. I would never send my child there again and have been thrilled with their new Christian school, where they don't just talk about doing God's will, but they actually live it. I believe there are better private schools in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2010

Wheaton Christian Grammar School is outstanding! They thoroughly follow their mission to, 'train and nurture children toward godliness and excellence.' We have three children at WCGS, beginning seven years ago. They teach to develop a biblical worldview in students. All the teachers, regardless of their age, are mature Christians who speak of their walk with Christ. Students are held to a high standard in academics and character. We are grateful for the positive role models that the facility are for our three children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

My children both attended this school and it was outstanding. It really exceeded our expectations in preparation for high school, and a nurturing Christian environment. Their teachers were amazing. Our kids made friends they still know and enjoy. I can't really think of anything we didn't like about Wheaton Christian Grammar School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2008

I am thrilled with this school and the level of education all 3 of my kids are getting. I wouldn't want them anywhere else; the parents and children are involved, included, and encouraged on so many levels. Keep up the Great Work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2006

this is very nice school to go to! The level is very high on parent involvement. there is a lot to do!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 4, 2006

We have enjoyed the school but have had issues with an under performing academic environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2004

I went to this school and just graduated and thought it was better than the public schools in my district. I liked some of the teachers but I disliked some as well. I think the quality of the school has recently gone down a bit. Overall, though, I had a good experience here. 4 out of 5 stars.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 9, 2003

We have had all three of our children attend this school, and they have received an excellent education. Then we took them to our public high school, and there was no educational gap between institutions. The teachers and staff really care about the kids, their education, and their eternal destiny.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Black 2% 18%
Hispanic 2% 24%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

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  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:50 am
School end time
  • 3:25 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Stephen E Clum
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (630) 668-2475

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  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

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School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama

Student clubs

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  • Yearbook
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  • Wheaton Christian Grammar School is a place where academic excellence is coupled with vibrant faith. Character development, positive peer relationships, and strong preparation for the future are foundational. The school has been educating, training, and nurturing students for godliness and excellence since 1942. WCGS features a challenging curriculum and a biblical worldview. In the fall of 2010, WCGS moved to a new, 35-acre, technology-rich campus. It offers numerous co-curricular activities, athletics, and service opportunities. The school is accredited (ACSI, NCA CASI), has full nonpublic school recognition from the State of Illinois, and employs certified, well-qualified teachers who are mentors and role models. One of the most significant aspects of the school experience is the strong, caring community. Wheaton Christian Grammar School offers both full-day and half-day kindergarten options, and makes available before and after-school care. WCGS provides weekly, informal open house opportunities each Tuesday morning (9-10 a.m.) when school is in session. In addition, after-hours open house events are scheduled periodically during the year. Applications are now being accepted for the 2011 school year.
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Wheaton Academy, 70% or more per year
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1N350 Taylor Drive
Winfield, IL 60190
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Phone: (630) 668-1385

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