Midwestern Christian Academy

  • Midwestern Christian Academy has been serving families on Chicago's northwest side for over 60 years. Located on Cicero Ave. just south of the six points at Cicero, Milwaukee and Irving Park, MCA provides a quality academic experience based on a Christian educational philosophy which teaches the whole child; intellect, soul and spirit and physical body. Our main curriculum objectives connect the knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom to a practical Christian worldview. We are an Illinois Recognized School and have met all requirements for our candidacy for full accreditation. We offer full day early education for 3 and 4 year olds and academic instruction for students in grades Kindergarten through 8th. Our tuition rates are low, we offer abundant financial aid and multiple child discounts.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1954

Student Body

Total Students254 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Midwestern Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio18:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School Uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineMar. 31
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,000
Tuition NotesNew Family Discounts, Financial Aid Available
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorLibby Stack


Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Mime Team

Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Choir, Concert Band, General Music, Puppets, String Orchestra

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Daily Recess for All Students, Physical Education for All Grades, Youth Basketball Leauges

School Notes

  • Our newly renovated campus provides students with a safe learning environment and consists of four buildings including a Pre-Kindergarten building, the main campus building which houses Kindergarten through Grade 5, the cafeteria and school offices, the middle school suite and a gym which also contains a band room and a choir/music classroom.  
  • Our academic program is excellent and our students collectively achieve high scores on achievement tests based on national standards.  We also offer extra-curricular activities including athletics for students in grades 4-8, band for students in grades 4-8, choir for all students and art for all students.  We have a portable computer lab and laptop computers are available for use in every classroom.  
  • The spiritual life of the school consists of a weekly worship service which we call "Chapel," featuring praise music and a speaker.  Each student is involved in a Bible class as part of their every day schedule.  We start each day with student led prayer.  We encourage our students to become involved in their local church's ministry.  All of our faculty and staff members are Christians who are mature in their faith and see their job here as a ministry calling.  The school is interdenominational and there are more than 40 different churches represented in the school community. 
  • With over 60 years of experience as a school, and a commitment to provide an affordable education to families who want their children to be educated in a physically and intellectually safe environment, MCA utilizes many available resources which help keep the cost of tuition and fees at a minimum.  You will find that your out of pocket costs here will be less than at most other private, Christian, Lutheran or Catholic schools in the city.  And our early education program is much less expensive than day care.

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  • Chicago
    Grades: PK-12 | 415 students
    4.8 miles
    119 S Central Park Blvd
    Chicago, IL 60624
    (773) 722-4600
    4.8 PK-12
  • Winnetka
    Grades: PK-12 | 406 students
    11.1 miles
    315 Waukegan Rd
    Winnetka, IL 60093
    (847) 446-5252
    11.1 PK-12

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