Kairos - Wheaton Academy


The name Kairos from the Greek New Testament word for “time.” We are anticipating that God will work in a special way through this opportunity to spend time together on campus.

We believe that our international students enable us to provide a better education for all Wheaton Academy students. Their impact on the American students in influencing friendships and shaping worldviews is evident on campus. Teachers, students, and host families desire to learn about the home cultures of our international students in order to value the students’ stories and their cultures as they also help the international students acquire skills in American culture. The results are rich dialogue on campus and a growing understanding of the way God richly shares His various attributes among the different cultures of the world. We encourage you to continue to pray for this movement on campus.

More About Wheaton Academy

Wheaton Academy was founded in 1853 and continues as one of the oldest and most respected private Christian high schools in America.  Wheaton Academy is characterized by high academic standards, a mature student culture, opportunities for leadership, a beautiful 50-acre college-style campus, consistently positive parent and student feedback, and state of the art facilities.  Wheaton Academy offers a traditional college preparatory curriculum, an innovative January term, and comprehensive co-curricular programs.  Wheaton Academy is uniquely located in the beautiful western suburbs of Chicago while conveniently accessible to a wide range of metropolitan cultural experiences.

Wheaton Academy looks for students who are:

  • Representative of a variety of countries
  • Academically motivated and successful
  • Emotionally and socially mature
  • Willing to get involved in clubs and activities
  • Respectful of world cultures and values

One of the unique features of Wheaton Academy boarding is the HomeStay program.  Instead of an impersonal dorm setting, we believe international students living with American families constantly provides a much better learning environment and provides more focused social and emotional support.  Host families are chosen after background checks, reference checks, and personal interviews. Orientation and ongoing support is provided to host families as well.