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Living Curriculum Teachers

We believe Christian parents are looking for a special type of teacher; one we call the Living Curriculum. Parents understand these teachers will have awesome responsibilities and opportunities to shape their children's lives. But how do we identify a Living Curriculum Teacher?

First of all, there is no prototype. They come with different personalities from different types of families. They were raised in the different environments in different parts of the world. They attended different colleges or universities and enjoy different styles of worship. Today, they are a wonderful mix of people rooted in Evangelical Christianity but with different heritages and different experiences.

We do believe, though, that Living Curriculum Teachers share a number of identifiable beliefs and qualities. Living Curriculum Teachers are:

  • Born-again, growing, followers of Christ and they desire that their students experience the same personal relationship with Christ that they have.
  • Happy and positive people. Students trust, respect and desire to be around Living Curriculum Teachers.
  • Humble and trustworthy. They have an open mind and a sensitive spirit. They are approachable and they really listen.
  • Relationship builders. They understand that modeling through relationships is essential for growth in Christian character. They pay attention to the individual needs of students as they work at building meaningful and appropriate relationships.
  • Committed to treating students with dignity. Students know they can count on a predictable, nurturing and stimulating environment in the Living Curriculum Teacher's classroom.
  • Parent partners. They believe the best education is one where parents and teachers work together supporting students from both sides.
  • Life-long learners. They never stop getting better at the art and science of teaching. They understand that teaching content is not the only goal. Study skills, higher level analysis, critical thinking skills and problem solving abilities should all be taught and practiced within the study of each subject area.
  • Motivated to motivate. They take time with students one on one. To see a student end up serving God, using his or her gifts clearly within the will of God, provides an indescribable joy to the Living Curriculum Teacher.

We are passionately committed to providing Living Curriculum Teachers for Wheaton Academy parents and their students.

"The faculty at Wheaton Academy made my high school experience at WA the most formative time if my life. The most important lesson I learned at WA was how to treat people with love. The faculty showed me love and respect on a daily basis, and that truth alone had the greatest impact on me, more than any lecture ever did. I remember most how the teachers made me feel valued, respected, capable, empowered, intelligent, and most of all, loved. Wheaton Academy believes the best in students, which in turn brings out the best in students. More often than not, students strive to meet other’s expectations of them, and at WA, the faculty expected excellence, gave students the means to achieve it, and truly believed that they would achieve it."

- Hunter Wilcox