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Wheaton Academy Winterim

Winterim (Winter Interim) is an innovative curricular feature started at Wheaton Academy in 1991.

Modeled after the college January term concept, Winterim is designed to increase learning opportunities and has become an enormously valuable and popular component of a Wheaton Academy education. Not only are students given fifty to sixty classes to choose from each year beyond the normal high school curriculum, they also have the unique opportunity to literally travel around the world through a variety of educational and mission trips. In addition, as juniors and seniors, Wheaton Academy students have the rare opportunity to experience a profession first-hand before deciding on a major. Winterim truly means opportunities for Wheaton Academy students. It is also interesting to note that numerous Christian high schools all over America have patterned interim programs after Wheaton Academy’s Winterim.

Information regarding Winterim courses, trips, and internships can be found by clicking on the appropriate button on the top of this page.


Through experiencing new cultures with international students, leading a bible study, and exploring the world on Winterim, Wheaton Academy  has given me a wide range of opportunities to grow and discover my strengths and weaknesses.
– Giana Bennardo, Class of 2018


Amy Heavey

Winterim Coordinator