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  • Phone: (630) 668-1385
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  • Mailing Address: 1N350 Taylor Drive, Winfield, IL 60190

Drop In and Learn More Tuesdays, when school is in session, 9-10 a.m. >

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Quick Facts

Standing Tall in our 76th Year!


Accreditation

Wheaton Christian Grammar School enjoys full nonpublic school recognition from the Illinois State Board of Education and is fully accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), and by AdvancED (NCA CASI).  All full-time faculty are certified by both the Illinois State Board of Education and ACSI. 

Annual Report

You're invited to review our most recent Annual Report for 2016-2017 

Curriculum

Across all grade levels, our students benefit from carefully chosen curriculum taught by teachers who seek to stimulate learning with creative, best-practice classroom techniques. Our current curriculum is linked here >  

Enrollment and average class size

We began the 2017-2018 school year with 520 students.

     Grades K-5, 18.5 avg. class size
     Grades 6-8, 24.8 avg. class size

Wheaton Christian Grammar School is blessed to have an average 94% retention rate.

Faculty

Number of teachers: 48
Avg years of teaching experience:15.7                                
Avg years of experience at WCGS: 10.2
Teachers with M.A. and beyond: 45 %

All teachers are committed Christians who annually reaffirm their agreement to the Declaration of Faith.

Geographic locations served

Among the communities represented, school families live in:
Wheaton = 39%
West Chicago = 20%
Glen Ellyn = 11%
Carol Stream = 7%
Winfield = 6%
St. Charles = 5%
The remaining 12% live in several dozen other communities in the western suburbs of Chicago. 

Graduate profile

There were 75 graduates in the class of 2017.

Eighty-one percent of our 2017 graduates enrolled at Wheaton Academy (Christian High School, West Chicago). 

Key Dates for 2017-2018 school year

First day of school: August 22, 2017
Christmas break: December 22, 2017 - January 5, 2018
Spring break: March 26, 2018 - April 2, 2018
Last day of school: June 5, 2018

An abbreviated calendar is linked here >
A multi-page monthly calendar is linked here >

Lunch and recess

Students in grades K-2 eat lunch in their classrooms; grades 3-8 eat lunch in the Commons. 

Lunch is available for purchase on M/W/F.  Monday and Friday lunches may be ordered online up until 8 a.m. the day prior from WT Cafe, and are delivered to the school.  Wednesday is a Pizza hot lunch with signups at the beginning of each semester.   Students in grades K-5 have recess each day -- outdoors, weather permitting.  Sixth graders have recess every Wednesday. 

Mascot and colors

We are the Spartans! 
Web colors are blue (#003468) and gold (#fdb913).
Motto is "Where faith inspires learning."

For details regarding permitted use of the school logo, please contact the Marketing Specialist >

School hours

Full-day Kindergarten: Grade 8,  8:50 a.m. - 3:25 p.m.
(Exceptions noted on school calendar.)
Half-day Kindergarten, 8:50 - Noon
Spanish (7th/8th gr.) and French (8th gr.) begin at 7:45 a.m., M/T/Th/F
Extended Care available, 7:45 - 8:40 a.m and 3:30 - 5:45 p.m. 

Office hours when school is in session: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Sports

Boys' and Girls' Soccer, Boys' and Girls' Basketball, Boys' and Girls' Volleyball, Coed Cross Country, and Coed Track.  WCGS participates in the Suburban West Athletic Conference.

Standardized Testing

Wheaton Christian Grammar School students have historically demonstrated very strong achievement test performance with both the Stanford Achievement Tests (used until 2011), and more recently with the TerraNova 3 (used since 2012).  Our median for 2016 was 93-8: outstanding.  Our median scores (total battery) over the past two decades have been 85-7, 86-7, or 87-7.  Most years, 65-70 percent of our students have been in the above average to superior range. 

Statistics infographic

View or download our most recent School Report Card>

Traditions through the school year

8th Grade Challenge
Fall Family Fun Night
Grandparents' Day
Children's Christmas Sale
Christmas Gift Chapel
Missions Emphasis Weeks
Spring Musical
Field Day
Jr. High Gala

Tuition

Half-day Kdg.
Full-day Kdg. and grades 1–5
Grades 6–8

$ 5,995
$ 10,590
$ 11,200

Follow link to more detailed tuition information >.Ninety-four percent of our annual budget comes from tuition dollars.  The remaining six percent comes from donations of school families and friends of the school.  Need-based financial aid is available.


Follow link for school appearance code.  (Revised July, 2016)