International Student Programs

Welcome, International Students!

Located in the suburbs of Chicago, Christian Heritage Academy is an outstanding choice for international students seeking an excellent, college-preparatory education, taught from a biblical worldview in a Christ-centered environment.


Christian Heritage Academy at a Glance:

  • Private Christian school in the north suburbs of Chicago, founded in 1984
  • Small class size with 9:1 student-teacher ratio and high academic standards
  • Regular, honors and Advanced Placement level courses available. Dual credit courses available with participating colleges.
  • Excellent standardized test scores
  • Ranked #1 Christian high school in Illinois by Niche.com
  • English language immersion
  • CHA-approved, background-checked Christian host family
  • Excellence in performing arts; competitive athletics
  • 60% of upper school teachers have Master’s or other advanced degrees
  • Strong college guidance support
  • 100% college matriculation rate


International Student Program Information

Christian Heritage makes two to three spaces available for international students in each grade each year, predominantly in our Upper School (grades 9-12, US system, typically ages 14-18).  While is it possible for students to attend at age 13 (8th grade in the US system), it is unusual.

F1 visa students are housed in private homes, only with Christian Heritage Academy approved families (no exceptions).  Enrollment is limited to the number of housing arrangements available, which varies from year to year. To ensure adequate time for the student visa process, students are encouraged to apply early.  

Christian Heritage Academy enrolls international students who:

  • show adequate English language proficiency
  • demonstrate financial capability
  • are from a Christian family where at least one parent is a follower of Jesus Christ
  • submit to expected student conduct guidelines


Tuition and Fees:

  • Tuition 2019-20 – $23,240 USD
  • Room and Board – $1,000 USD per month (10 months)

Christian Heritage is a non-denominational evangelical Christian institution that integrates the Christian faith with academics. We nurture students’ faith through Christian teachers, weekly chapels, as well as a curriculum which includes Bible courses. This spiritually vibrant environment is one of our distinctions as a Christian school.

Interested students may begin the application process by contacting the Admissions Office: admissions@christianheritage.org.

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