A Tradition of Excellence

A Tradition of Excellence

About Christian Heritage Academy

Established in 1984, Christian Heritage Academy (CHA) was founded on the firm foundation of Jesus Christ. Our Mission Statement, which commends us to provide not only an “exemplary education” but to also equip children “to be lifetime followers of Jesus Christ,” is the impetus for all we do at CHA. We begin with the Bible as the basis for learning and our Statement of Faith, Philosophy of Education and Core Values guide us as our 100% Christian faculty teach from a comprehensive liberal arts curriculum, using the best available textbooks and resources.

… that they may know… Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”  – Colossians 2:2-3 (NIV), School Verse



  • Ranked #1 Christian high school in Illinois (Niche.com)
  • Top-ranked Christian private K-12 school in Illinois (Niche.com)
  • Accredited by Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
  • Recognized by Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)
  • Approved school of Illinois High School Association (IHSA)
  • Accredited by the AdvancED Accreditation Commission
  • Awarded National Blue Ribbon School


  • Established: 1984
  • Private Christian school in Northfield, in the northern suburbs of Chicago
  • Spacious 15-acre campus, with soccer field, gym, performing arts center, playgrounds
  • Comprehensive liberal arts education, with focus on biblical integration, critical thinking, communication proficiency in all subjects
  • Grades offered: PK (2yr)- Grade 12
  • Small class size: average 15 students
  • Student/faculty ratio: 9:1
  • 2018-19 enrollment: 381
  • Total faculty & staff: 84
  • Churches represented: 107
  • Communities represented: 43
  • School mascot: Lions
  • School colors: Navy Blue & White
  • School verse: Colossians 2:2-3 (NIV) …that they may know…Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”


  • Exceptional standardized test scores
  • 2018 average ACT score above national and regional average: 27.1
  • 2018 SAT score above national and regional average: 1331
  • 2018 matriculation four-year colleges: 100%
  • College Dual Credit, AP, Honors courses for Upper School


  • Athletic training in Lower School; JV and Varsity teams in Middle and Upper Schools
  • Wide range of clubs in Lower School, Middle School and Upper School, including LEGO, Technology, Worship Team, Yearbook, National Honor Society, Newspaper and more.
  • Service Learning Week, including local and international mission trip opportunities
  • Visual and performing arts classes: Art, Choirs, Band, Strings, Theater, Improv
  • Theater and Arts productions: Jubilate Choir (Grade 4-5), 8th Grade Play, MS-US plays and musicals, Upper School Fall & Spring Variety Shows


  • Bible classes in all grades
  • Weekly chapels (Lower, Middle, Upper Schools)
  • Small Group mentors in Middle and Upper Schools
  • Service learning opportunities
  • Prayer support from Parent Volunteer Organization


  • Faculty average years of experience: 13.7
  • Faculty/administration holding a Master’s degree or higher: 53%
  • 100% Christian role model faculty, mature in faith and dedicated to mentoring students


  • Students receiving need-based financial assistance in 2018-19: 28%
  • 2018-19 financial assistance awarded: $517,635
  • “Invest in Kids” Illinois state-funded awards available

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