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Wheaton Academy

About Us

Wheaton Academy is a private Christian high school located in West Chicago, Illinois serving students throughout DuPage, Kane, and Will counties. Named an Exemplary High Performing Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education in 2019, we can deliver on our promise to provide an outstanding and innovative educational experience rooted in Biblical truth.

Wheaton Academy Fast Facts

660
Student Body
165
Each Graduating CLass
18
Average Class size
11 :1
Student Faculty Ratio

Our Mission

The mission of Wheaton Academy is to nurture growth in students through relationships, excellence, and service to the glory of God.

Our History

Wheaton Academy began in 1853 when a group of abolitionists founded Illinois Institute to educate their children.  Two years later, they were given permission to form a college. Jonathan Blanchard was called upon to head the school and when he arrived in 1860, Illinois Institute was reorganized into Wheaton College and its preparatory school, Wheaton College Academy. In 1970, the school was renamed Wheaton Christian High School and in 1995 the school returned to its historic name, Wheaton Academy.

Statement of Faith

 Wheaton Academy is pledged to a statement of faith that is consistent with evangelical Protestant Christianity. 

Kori Hockett, Principal at Wheaton Academy, a private Christian high school

Our mission-driven instruction is designed to help you catch a vision for using your gifts to build God’s kingdom and change the world. We are so excited to begin this journey with you and see God work in powerful ways in your life during these crucial high school years.

Kori Hockett

Principal

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