Founded in 1973, New Life Academy, a ministry of New Life Covenant, is an urban Pre-K3 thru 8th grade school located in the Humboldt Park/Logan Square communities of Chicago.
We are committed to rigorous academics while balancing our program with art, music, Spanish, technology and physical education. Maintaining a low teacher-student ratio of 1:20, we have proudly prepared hundreds of youth for acceptance and entrance into Chicago's top-ranked high schools.
Our faculty have embraced their callings and are dedicated to instilling a Christian worldview and developing servants who both STAND and SPEAK!.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 99 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,500
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
1973
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
99 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
97%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
New Life Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Khaki pants, navy collared polos

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Multiple child discount available
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Associate
Olga Contreras

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Baking, Chess, Story Writing, Wacky Science

Arts and Music Programs:
Arts & Crafts, Knitting, Violin

School Notes

  • New Life Academy provides a quality education from a Christian perspective, equipping students to become leaders to serve God and family, and to positively impact their community and the world. New Life Academy is committed to providing sudents with a comprehensive, Bible-based, and pre-college preparatory educational program of uncompromising quality within a stimulating and nurturing environment. From our weekly art, spanish, dance, and music classes to our advanced mathematics courses, NLA is providing our students with an education that develops the Christian mind, nurtures the soul, and shapes the characterfor today and the future. Graduates of Salem Christian School have attended Whitney Young, Walter Payton, Lane Tech, Northside College Prep, Gordon Tech, Lincoln Park Honors, Chicago Hope Academy, and a variety of public schools.
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 99 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,500
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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