Wheaton, Illinois: Award-Winning Schools from Preschool to College January 30, 2019 / Chicago / Leave a Comment Kids that grow up at our Apartments in Wheaton, Illinois are supported by good schools and a community that values education at every age. Here at our Wheaton apartments, we help families live their dreams of sending their children to the best schools, while helping them have fun along the way! With our spacious floor plans, resort-style swimming pool, leafy parks, and schools that go above and beyond, we like to say our Wheaton, Illinois apartments offers everything a family needs and more.Community Unit School District 200: Instilling in Everyone a Passion to Excel. The Wheaton community is served by District 200, which boasts 23 facilities, 1 early childhood center, 13 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, and 2 high schools.According to their website, the core of their beliefs is that all students can learn beyond expectations. They believe that a highly qualified, nurturing, and enthusiastic staff is necessary to ensure each student’s success. Finally, they believe that each student deserves a challenging, rigorous, and comprehensive curriculum that leads to academic achievement, social well-being, self-actualization, good citizenship, and personal growth. District 200 schools are ones in which teachers stick around for much of their careers because they love the environment, students reap the benefits of happy teachers, and parents are involved in positive student outcomes.Excellent Schools Close to HomeThere are two elementary schools a short drive from our Wheaton, Illinois apartments, and they’re both community gems. Emerson Elementary School, just down the street from our apartments, is a favorite among teachers and parents alike. Kids walk and ride their bikes to school, teachers are highly qualified and experienced, and it’s ranked by Niche.com as the 54th best Elementary school in Illinois out of 2,234. Also, down the street is Lowell Elementary School, which has been labeled as a “Commendable School” by the Illinois Report Card. With 71 percent of their teachers armed with a master’s degree or higher, and with high salaries, teachers here at Lowell enjoy a high retention rate. This leads to more supported students and parents.For older kids, there’s Franklin Middle School, which is just a 2-minute drive from our Wheaton apartments. Franklin Middle School enjoys high test scores and is ranked among the top 50 “Best Public Middle Schools in Illinois” out of 1,341, according to Niche.com. Located in a beautiful neighborhood, Franklin Middle School is a great place where students can feel safe walking to and from home.Teenagers living at our Wheaton apartments can look forward to joining the school community at Wheaton North High School, referred to affectionately as simply “North” by the locals. Earning itself an “A+” grade on Niche.com, and ranked a “Commendable School” by the Illinois Report Card, Wheaton North is well-loved by students who attend. One high school senior says, “I think this school is a good environment for everyone” and another student says, “This is academically the best school you will ever go to.”Extracurriculars That Help Kids GrowHere in Wheaton, students of all ages are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities that take their learning beyond the classroom. At the middle school level, kids can participate in “Battle of the Books”, Community Service Club, Student Council, Yearbook, Gamer’s Guild, and of course, various activities in athletics and the performing arts. As for the high school, Wheaton teenagers can enjoy their choice from 70 student activities and clubs at Wheaton North High School. Here, there’s something for everyone. Architecture Club, Diabetes Support Club, Environmental Club, Poetry Club, are just a few of the options students have.Young musicians and performers will be pleased with their options as well. Students can participate in Jazz Band, Pep Band, Marching Band, Orchestra, Choir, and of course, the annual school play. Kids can hone their artistic talents while making lifelong friends.Students at Wheaton North take great pride in their athletics department as well. Basketball, football, gymnastics, tennis, volleyball, track and field, lacrosse, baseball, softball, wrestling, and swimming are just a few of the many exciting options for young athletes here at the Wheaton school district.Wheaton College: A World-Class Institution Right Down the Street Wheaton’s educational excellence doesn’t stop at grade 12. Just a stone’s throw from Wheaton 121 Apartments is Wheaton College – a small Christian liberal arts college ranked among the best liberal arts schools in the United States according to US News and World Report, Forbes, and more. With its diverse student body represented by more than 90 countries, students at Wheaton enjoy 43 undergraduate majors, including six in the Conservatory of Music.Their state-of-the-art, pastoral campus is sure to make any college student feel right at home. In fact, Fiske’s Guide of Colleges ranked Wheaton “One of 18 Private ‘best buy’ colleges and universities’, and Wheaton College was also ranked highly by the Princeton Review for “best quality of life”.College of DuPageJust ten minutes from the Apartments at Wheaton is the College of DuPage, which is the second-largest provider of undergraduate education in the state of Illinois, after the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champlain. The College of DuPage is a community college with state-of-the-art facilities on 274 acres with eleven buildings. Boasting no fewer than 82 degree programs and 80 student clubs and organizations, there’s something for everyone at DuPage – whether you’re taking night classes or going for your degree.An Environment of Learning, a Community that Cares. The apartments at Wheaton 121 are in the center of a community that cares about education. What better place to study than here at our comfortable Wheaton apartments? With our sunny, spacious floor plans, our beautiful balconies, our resort-style pool, and our outdoor lounge area, there are plenty of great places here to do homework – and to blow off steam.Schedule your free tour today so you can experience the magic that is Wheaton 121! Here in downtown Wheaton, we’re surrounded by smart people, and it’s smart living here at Wheaton 121.