CHA Admissions FAQ

Feel free to contact us via phone (847-446-5252) or email the Admissions Office for more information.

Why should I enroll my child at CHA?
Students at CHA receive “an exemplary education based on biblical values,” and have opportunities to discover and develop their spiritual gifts, applying what they have learned in the classrooms. They will understand that it’s not just what they know in life that’s important; it’s what they do with what they know. That’s wisdom. Also see Biblical Reasons for Sending Children to a Christian School, by Dr. Wayne Grudem, one of our school’s founding parents.

Your mission statement says that CHA is a school “for the children of Christian families.”  What do you mean by a Christian family?
Christian Heritage Academy is a non-denominational, independent school, with families from more than 145 congregations and 55 communities. In order to maintain our unity in Christ, our admissions policy requires that at least one parent of every family would be in agreement with our Statement of Faith and acknowledge himself/herself to be a believer in Jesus Christ. Because we see ourselves as partners with each family and their church (home/school/church), our Admissions policy also requires that each family regularly attends or is a member of a local church whose doctrine is in agreement with our Statement of Faith. Christian Heritage Academy seeks to support parents and their churches as together we equip children to be lifetime followers of Jesus Christ. We are seeking to enroll Christian students or those whom are seeking the Savior. For more clarity, please feel free to contact our Admissions Office. We’d be glad to answer your questions.

Is CHA accredited?
Yes.  Grades K-12 are fully accredited by both the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). CHA is also recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education and is a full member of Illinois High School Association (IHSA).

What sports do you offer?
In middle school, we offer a variety of team sports including soccer, basketball, volleyball, and track & field. CHA participates in the North Shore Independent School League and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) regional tournaments. Through our membership in the Illinois High School Association (IHSA), our upper school students participate as a IHSA cooperative team with Christian Liberty Academy in Arlington Heights.

Do you offer a homeschool partnership program?
Yes, Christian Heritage Academy offers a homeschool partnership program for Grades 6-12. Learn more about our Homeschool Partnership Program.

How does CHA’s tuition compare to area private school tuition per student?
Of private schools that are not supported by a church or parish, CHA is the most affordable private school in the area.

Does CHA award financial aid?
Yes, CHA has several financial assistance programs along with need-based financial aid.  For the 2018-2019 school year, CHA awarded$517,635 in financial aid.  28% of Christian Heritage Academy full-time K-12 students received financial aid. Depending on assessed level of need, maximum awards range up to 30% for full-time kindergarten and up to 40% for grades 1-12. Click here to begin the financial aid process.

What is a “Living Curriculum Teacher?”
A Living Curriculum Teacher (LCT) loves students, is highly qualified and passionate about his/her grade or discipline.  An LCT has the spiritual and professional credentials to be a Christian Heritage Academy teacher.  They are not only excellent educators, they also serve as mentors and role models for their students.

How is CHA’s curriculum different from that of other local schools?
Our hallmark at Christian Heritage Academy is the biblical integration that teachers bring into each subject area, helping students develop a biblical worldview as well as strong skills in critical thinking, research, effective writing, speaking and rhetoric.

Does Christian Heritage Academy offer Advanced Placement courses?
Yes. AP courses are available in the Upper School. Please ask admissions for our most recent Upper School Profile for a full listing.

Does Christian Heritage Academy offer Before and After Care?
Yes. CHA offers extended care. Please ask the Admissions office for information on this program.

Is there a dress code?
Yes – clean, modest and not distracting. Specifics are found in our Parent-Student Handbook.

Still have questions? 
Please feel free to email our Admissions Office with your questions, or phone us at 847-446-5252.  We’d love to talk with you!