Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy is a Christ-centered,multi-denominational, college preparatory, independent academic institution serving students Ages 2 - Grade 12 with campuses in Symmes Township, Sycamore Township, and downtown Cincinnati.
CHCA's Upper School is Cincinnati's only Gr 7-12 Christ-centered, college preparatory experience.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked OH School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Ohio for:

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1997

Student Body

Total Students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
120 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
20 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
(Uniform PK-Grade 6 (Lands End); Non-uniform for Upper School Gr 7-12)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Admissions Director
Natalie Pfister
Admissions Associate
Kim Siman



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Various Extracurricular Activities at all grade levels

Arts and Music Programs:
Various Extracurricular Activities at all grade levels

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Various Extracurricular Activities at all grade levels

School Notes

  • Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy is a vibrant, Christ-centered, multi-denominational, college preparatory academy that exists to prepare students intellectually, spiritually, and socially for success in higher education. CHCA's curriculum is thoughtfully designed to fully equip students to impact and influence the world according to their unique gifts and talents.Teachers strive to foster lifelong passions for learning, serving others, and providing thoughtful, effective leadership in today's complex world.
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
We moved our son to CHCA in the 7th grade after realizing the local public school was not challenging enough for him. He was nervous at first, and he had a great deal of "catching up" to do to be on level with his CHCA peers, but he was welcomed and has enjoyed the experience! Highly recommend!!
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Our son transfered from Lakota East to CHCA his freshman year. We were not unhappy at Lakota schools but as a famIly we wanted a Christ centered high level education. He had gotten fantastic grades though middle school but we were concerned if he could keep up with his studies and grades in this private school. To be honest there was some adjustments his first time 2 years, although he never received any grade lower than a B. His final 2 years he was a straight A student. The teachers and staff at the school all seemed to care a tremendous amount about our sons education and his values. Our son just graduated from CHCA as part of the 2016 class and will be going to college this fall. Going to CHCA was one of the best choices we made for our son. It was because of CHCA's reputation and his hard work that he had many of the top colleges in America coming after him and offering him many academic scholarships. CHCA teachers and staff have done a fantastic job of preparing our son for a great college education and helping turn him into a wonderful young man. Thanks CHCA.
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My excellent experience with CHCA began this year with my son's enrollment into 4th grade. I chose to avoid a lot of the public school Common Core curriculum problems and give my son a more challenging education. The Christian based curriculum is unmatched. The kids welcomed my son so easily and he fell right into many new friendships. I made the best investment for my son's future, hands down.
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CHCA does a fantastic job of preparing kids for college and career. One of our kids was a 4-point AP student, who now has a 4.0 in the honors engineering program of a top university. Our other child was a 3.4 student in regular classes, but is now a Dean's scholar with a 3.8 GPA in college. Both have landed great co/op jobs. CHCA's combination of success in academics, sports, fine arts, and community service is unmatched. Our kids won state in academic competitions, won conference championships in multiple sports, received numerous athletic and academic scholarships, and performed at Music Hall, the Aronoff, Disney World, and several professional stadiums. CHCA develops the whole person academically, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. What a blessing!
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We moved our sons to Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy three years ago, and noticed a stark difference in their zeal for learning. They were welcomed with strong open hands and hearts, through the ambassador program, giving each incoming student an already enrolled student to look out for them. This helped my child quickly become acquainted with the other children and not feel estranged at all. The academic rigor is unparalleled and I could not think of a better match for my children.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked OH School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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