Christian Heritage Academy
5.00 (2 reviews)
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 Admissions@christianheritage.org 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 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.
Christian Heritage Academy places among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)|
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Mild Learning Differences|
|Awards||Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2003|
|Total Students||406 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 30%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||41 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||10:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||15 students|
|Number of AP Courses||8 courses|
|Average SAT score||1331|
|Average ACT score||28|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
(Clean, neat & modest)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$11,830|
|Tuition Notes||Grades 1-5. Look at website for tuition of other grades.|
|% on Financial Aid|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Cynthia Strull|
|Admissions Associate||Tessie Chung|
|Total Sports Offered||6 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBasketball, Golf,|
Soccer, Track and Field,
Volleyball, Winter 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
- 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
Profile last updated:
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Lansing Grades: 9-12 | 520 students
2261 Indiana Ave
Lansing, IL 60438
(708)474-0515 38.8 9-12
- Winnetka Grades: PK-8 | 326 students
180 Ridge Ave
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847)446-0031 3.3 PK-8
- Belleville Grades: 9-12 | 370 students
5401 W Main St
Belleville, IL 62226
(618)235-1100 272.3 9-12
- Buffalo Grove Grades: PK-K | 92 students
950 Ellen Dr
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
(847)541-8111 8.9 PK-K
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!
- Posted by Parent - Thankful for CHA
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!
- Posted by Parent - Janna H
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