Christian Heritage Academy

Christian Heritage Academy Photo #1 - PreK-12 Private Christian School. Located in Chicago's north suburb of Northfield, IL, just south of Willow Road, convenient to I-294 and 94 (Edens Expressway). Come and visit our beautiful 14 acre campus!
Christian Heritage Academy Photo #2 - Highly qualified, State of Illinois and ACSI certified teachers integrate biblical truth into all subject areas at CHA. We call our spiritually mature Christian educators, "Living Curriculum Teachers" as they teach and model and Christ-like behavior.
Christian Heritage Academy Photo #3 - A CHA education includes an innovative and comprehensive curriculum, 'Living Curriculum Teachers and excellent resources to create an academically excellent, spiritually formative program. Students of all grade levels enjoy the freedom to explore and learn in a nurturing Christ-centered environment.
Christian Heritage Academy Photo #4 - Our annual "Snowflake" Tour day in February is a special day of wintry fun designed for children ages 2-6 and their parents. Early Education classrooms will be open, and parents can get to know our teachers, administrators and other CHA parents. Everyone is welcome! Please contact to register.
Christian Heritage Academy Photo #5 - Middle school students participate in interscholastic competition in Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball and Track and Field. Students hone their athletic skills, learn the importance of teamwork, and the value of sportsmanship on and off the field. CHA is an IHSA approved school. Our upper school athletes participate in a variety of competitive team sports in partnership with Christian Liberty Academy.
Christian Heritage Academy Photo #6 - CHA students participate in many Fine Arts opportunities, including visual arts, choirs, band, orchestra, and theatre. Our 2017 stage production of "It's a Wonderful Life - a Live Radio Show" captured the behind-the scenes pathos and joys of this beloved story, staged as a 1940's live radio production.
Christian Heritage Academy Photo #7 - Students participate, and also have the opportunity to lead, faith affirming weekly chapel services as we come together in community to worship and praise the Lord. Parents and guests are welcomed to attend.
  • Christian Heritage Academy is an independent, non-denominational Christian school of 380 students in PreK-12th grade, serving 40 communities and more than 100 churches throughout the north suburbs of Chicago.
  • Students are "equipped to be lifetime followers of Jesus Christ" through an academically rigorous program that integrates faith with critical thinking skills.
  • Through participation in community and international service projects, students develop servant leadership.
  • The Academy offers small class sizes, optional full-day preschool and kindergarten, after school care and enrichments in the arts and interscholastic sports.
  • The Academy has been named a national "Best Christian Workplace" and recognized as a "Blue Ribbon School for Academic Excellence" by the U.S. Department of Education.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1984
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2003

Student Body

Total Students406 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by GradeChristian Heritage Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses8 courses
Average SAT score1331
Average ACT score28
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Clean, neat & modest)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$11,830
Tuition NotesGrades 1-5. Look at website for tuition of other grades.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorCynthia Strull
Admissions AssociateTessie Chung


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBasketballGolf,
SoccerTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.19 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Academic Challenge Team, Chess Club, Knitting & Cross-Stitch Club, Lego Club, Media/Video Club, Mock Trial Club, National Honor Society Chapter, Newspaper Club, Service Club, Speech and Debate Team, Student Council, Worship Team, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Band & Orchestra, Choirs & Vocal Ensembles, Sword & Shpiel Theater Improve Troupe, Technology Club, Theater Production

School Notes

  • PreK-12th grade program
  • Biblical integration and worldview
  • highly qualified, passionate Christian teachers
  • innovative, differentiated learning
  • small class sizes
  • full-day preschool & kindergarten
  • 9:1 student/faculty ratio
  • extended care
  • Fine arts enrichments, including theater, music, visual
  • After-school activities 
  • Summer camps in STEAM, art, speech & debate sports, science, more
  • Interscholastic sports
  • IHSA sports
  • Spacious 15-acre campus 

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    38.8 miles
    2261 Indiana Ave
    Lansing, IL 60438
    38.8 9-12
  • Winnetka
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    3.3 miles
    180 Ridge Ave
    Winnetka, IL 60093
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    272.3 miles
    5401 W Main St
    Belleville, IL 62226
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    8.9 miles
    950 Ellen Dr
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
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    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    9.2 NS-8

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
I have a few children at CHA (high school, middle school, elementary) and am glad to have made this investment for my children for so many reasons! Many schools say they're Christian, but a CHA education truly results in the spiritual formation of students because of the exceptional role model teachers, the welcoming and loving community where every child is known, a supportive environment among students and faculty, excellent Bible classes, chapel and mentor relationships/prayer that address the heart. Academic offerings are very good, with AP, honors & college dual credit courses, and the proof is in the test scores which are among the highest in the area. Students have many opportunities for service and leadership at all grades, including mission trips and the opportunity to start clubs. I've seen graduates go on to excellent universities, both secular and Christian, and go on to have meaningful careers and purposeful lives. Our family loves CHA!
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We love Christian Heritage Academy! Our daughter has thrived at CHA for nine years. The teachers, admin and staff genuinely care about the students. They provide a warm and loving atmosphere for academic, spiritual, social and emotional growth. Academics are strong, as reflected in test scores, Upper School AP courses, and college dual credit programs. There are many opportunities for involvement in clubs, athletics, and fine arts. If you are looking for a top-notch Christian education, this is the school for you!
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