Giving God the Glory

More Defining Characteristics

Our School
  • Established: 1984
  • Private Christian school in Northfield, IL, 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 – Grade 12
  • Small class size: average 15 students
  • Student/faculty ratio: 11:1
  • 2022-23 enrollment: 447
  • Total faculty & staff: 86
  • Congregations represented: 170
  • Communities represented: 40
  • 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.”


From Preschool through 12th grade, we are committed to providing an excellent education for each of our students. Curriculum reviews, teacher training and education, and ACSI accreditation reviews contribute to high quality academics at all school levels.

  • Exceptional standardized test scores and AP scores
  • 2022 average ACT score above national and regional average: 26
  • 2022 matriculation four-year and two-year colleges: 100%
  • College Dual Credit, AP, Honors courses for Upper School


At CHA, we care about helping young people learn and grow in all areas of life. Our school size allows for multiple training and growth experiences in a wide variety of areas.

  • Athletic training in Lower School; JV and Varsity teams in Middle and Upper Schools in a growing Athletics program
  • Wide range of clubs in Lower School, Middle School and Upper School, including Chess, Service, LEGO, Technology, Worship Team, Yearbook, National Honor Society, 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), MS-US plays and musicals, Upper School Fall & Spring Variety Shows

Spiritual Life

Faith and service are an integral part of CHA life. With age-appropriate discipleship and growth opportunities, an active Christian faith is simply part of our DNA!

  • 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 & Administration

Above all, our educators and leaders are servants of the Lord Jesus Christ. They are committed to using their gifts and talents for Kingdom work at “such a time as this” at Christian Heritage Academy. Our faculty and staff are committed to excellence and Christ-like character.

  • Faculty average years of experience: 14
  • Faculty/administration holding a Master’s degree or higher: 51%
  • 100% Christian role model faculty, mature in faith and dedicated to mentoring students

Financial Aid

Christian Heritage Academy offers financial aid packages including need-based aid and partnership with state-funded scholarships.

  • Students receiving need-based financial assistance in 2022-23: 20.7%
  • 2022-23 financial assistance awarded: $406,206
  • “Invest in Kids” Illinois state-funded awards available