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For the fourth year in a row, Christian Heritage Academy (CHA) was ranked #1 Best Christian High School in Illinois by Niche in the 2021 Best Schools in America review. Additionally, CHA ranked #9 Best College Prep Private High School and #10 Best Private K-12 School in the state.

The full list of rankings, methodologies, and data sources for the rigorous data analysis are available at

Christian Heritage Academy President Hutz Hertzberg said, “We are humbled and honored by the national recognition of our distinctly Christ-centered, academically excellent, and life transforming education. This is a wonderful affirmation of the diligent work of our faculty, staff, and students.”

Located on a 15-acre campus at 315 Waukegan Road in Northfield, CHA has served thousands of families from northern Chicagoland since 1984, providing an exemplary Christian education to students from preschool to 12th grade. “CHA is committed to partnering with parents and churches to equip future leaders who will live out their faith as they serve their communities and churches with excellence,” said Hertzberg. 

With spacious classrooms and small class sizes, CHA is able to offer in-person instruction while meeting all the health safety requirements for Phase 4 of Restore Illinois during this academic year.

Christian Heritage Academy is currently accepting applications for a mid-year (January ‘21) start date, as well as for the 2021-22 school year. Learn more by contacting Admissions Director Tessie Chung at (847) 446-5252 or by visiting