Christian Heritage Academy

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Christian Heritage Academy Photo #1 - 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.
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Christian Heritage Academy Photo #1 - 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 #2 - 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 #3 - 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 #4 - 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 #5 - 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 #6 - 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 #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 about 400 students in PreK-12th grade, serving 55 communities and more than 100 churches throughout Chicagoland.
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 the #1 Best Christian High School, #9 Best College Prep Private High School, and #10 Best Private PK-12 School in the state of Illinois (Niche.com).
CHA has also been named a national "Best Christian Workplace" and recognized as a "Blue Ribbon School for Academic Excellence" by the U.S. Department of Education.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 441 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,150
  • Acceptance rate: 84%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Christian Heritage Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1984
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2003

Student Body

Total Students
441 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
21%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Christian Heritage Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
43 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
53%
Average Class Size
17 students
Number of AP Courses
12 courses
Average SAT score
1331
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
28
(Out of 36)
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Clean, neat & modest

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Grades 1-5. Look at website for tuition of other grades.
% on Financial Aid
25%
Acceptance Rate
84%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Tania Margonza

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Academic Challenge Team, Chess Club, Media/Video 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, 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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Christian Heritage Academy cost?
Christian Heritage Academy's tuition is approximately $11,150 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Christian Heritage Academy?
The acceptance rate of Christian Heritage Academy is 84%, which is lower than the national average of 90%. Christian Heritage Academy's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Illinois with low acceptance rates.
What sports does Christian Heritage Academy offer?
Christian Heritage Academy offers 4 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Golf, Soccer and Volleyball.
What is Christian Heritage Academy's ranking?
Christian Heritage Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for: Highest average ACT score, Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Christian Heritage Academy?
The application deadline for Christian Heritage Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
5  
Parents, your children are valued and loved at CHA. We teachers long for them to succeed academically, but also long for them to know and love Jesus, and live in character resulting from their relationship with Him. Individual attention is given generously. We consider you as active partners with us in your child's faith and education.
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5  
Christian Heritage Academy is a Christ-centered school that provides an exemplary education. We moved our two children to CHA from public schools in grades 4 and 5, and our only regret is that we did not do it sooner. Our children thrived at CHA academically, socially, and spiritually. I highly recommend Christian Heritage Academy!
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5  
CHA is a wonderful faith based school. Academics are of high value here and very strong.Evident by their daily walk, all the administrators, faculty and staff have an ongoing and vibrant relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our students are well respected and loved. CHA is like a big family, not perfect but where every student is cared for spiritually, academically and emotionally.
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5  
I am a parent turned staff member. This is an excellent school in so many ways. My children are graduated but often recall their wonderful experiences, teachers and friends from CHA. Now, as a staff member, it is humbling to see the commitment the teachers have to this school and the ministry from the other side. I am grateful for the ability to work alongside brothers and sisters in Christ who are dedicated to their work. I am grateful for leadership that seek the Lord when making decisions. I am grateful for a place that cares for their families and seeks ways to strengthen them.
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5  
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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5  
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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 441 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,150
  • Acceptance rate: 84%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Cook County, IL is $11,064 for elementary schools and $18,632 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Cook County, IL is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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