Best Practices for the Christian School ™ 2024

June 23-25, 2024

Location: Wheaton, IL

This year, we’re bringing Best Practices back home to Wheaton, Illinois (30 miles west of Chicago). We will be close to completing a $30M capital improvement of our 35-acre campus. You’ll get a chance to see the new facilities, experience our campus planning process, and hear how it aligns with our 2029 Strategic Plan. To account for the unexpected with construction, we will also be using the beautiful campus of Wheaton College,* less than 7 miles away. Registration NOW OPEN!

Come join us to:

  • Go deep into best practice and its application for your school.
  • Learn the “how,” not just the “why.”
  • Find time to workshop application to your own school.
  • Connect with colleagues to support you all year long.

*This is not a function or program of Wheaton College.

Your cohort will become your year-long lifeline to problem solutions and new ideas.

You want to go deeper into subjects, learn about best practices, workshop real issues, leave with tools, and spend more time with colleagues building a network to support you during the year. 


As a result, we are excited to announce a new intensive format for 2024. This year we are planning six Best Practice intensives designated into cohorts. Each cohort will be led by a Best Practice faculty. Your faculty will facilitate your cohort through two days of workshops with guest presenters, tools, and practical content.  You will workshop real issues, gain tools, and hear how others have managed similar situations! You will form a network!


Intensive Tracks include:

Go deeper with a facilitated strategy session with just your team.

Again, this year, we are offering an opportunity for schools to have a dedicated space and time for a facilitated strategy and planning session with a leader from the Institute before your team returns to their school. Bring your team and dedicate time to aligning your school’s strategy, priorities, and action steps. There are limited spaces for these strategy sessions so sign up now and reserve a spot for your team.

Register before March 15th for early-bird pricing!

Hear what previous participants have to say.

"The conference was truly invaluable! I have thoroughly enjoyed learning about and have implemented several of the ideas I heard in seminars and through conversations with other administrators."

"I had an extremely hard time deciding which sessions to go to! What an incredible line up. The sessions covered so many of the issues we are facing and discussing on a regular basis. I thoroughly enjoyed the conference and am excited to return with fellow administrators in 2023!"

"Thanks for a fantastic conference! It really was a wonderful time of collaboration, growing, having fun, and fellowship. You set the bar high! Can’t wait to see what you do in Atlanta."

International Student Programs Intensives

June 23-25th, 2024

Location: Wheaton, IL

What is the Wheaton Academy Institute?

The Wheaton Academy Institute was established in 2010 to build stronger Christian schools around the country by leveraging the experience gained over our school’s 169-year history. We’ve had time to test and refine our tools and we feel confident that these same tools can help elevate your school too. The Wheaton Academy Institute is a place where we cultivate, develop, and distribute these materials to you.