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Episode 3 | 37 min

Are You Delivering Model Ts or Teslas? Why Our Schools Need to Take a New Approach

Dr. Gene Frost helped Wheaton Academy in suburban Chicago become one of the most respected Christian high schools in the country. He explains why Christian schools must take a new approach to education and offers tips for getting it done.


About Dr. Gene A. Frost, Jr.

Dr. Frost is executive director of the Wheaton Academy Institute and the Wheaton Academy Foundation. Before that, he spent 12 years as Wheaton Academy’s head of school. Dr. Frost also served as a board member and teacher at the academy, which he attended as a student. A college preparatory school located on a 50-acre campus in West Chicago, Wheaton Academy was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School.

The Wheaton Academy Institute supports other Christian schools by offering consulting, mentoring, and leadership development programs. It also hosts the Best Practices Conference for the Christian School each June. The Wheaton Academy Foundation raises funds to support the school’s scholarship program, which helps about one-third of the school’s students afford the cost of tuition.


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