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Midwestern Christian Academy

Private | PK-8 | 189 students


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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $146,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $870.

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Posted May 29, 2014

Very disappointed with the principal and some of the teachers here... Not worth spending your money here.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 24, 2014

This place is full of self-centered hypocrits! I would never send my kid there! Priorities are all wrong.I'd rather home school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 15, 2012

This school has done great things for our children! They have not only had a great academic experience, but also have been encouraged spiritually. We are so thankful for MCA. When we were in need of tuition assistance , they went above and beyond to help our family out. The new leadership has made many improvements and is keeping up with today's standards of education. The public schools don't stand a chance against this school. Plus, this students in this school test in the 80th-90th percentile, that's amazing!
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Posted March 22, 2010

I love this school. As a parent, I find that the school holds rigorous and competative curriculum. That is fostered in a small and safe learning environment. As a Christian, I love how all the teachers are strong in their relationship with Christ and present that in their teaching. The teachers are great examples to the students and love the Lord. I could not find a warmer environment for my child to grow academically and spiritually. Oh.. and exel physically as well, since two gym periods are offered per week and daily recess in encouraged!
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Posted September 21, 2009

Midwestern Christain Acdemy is a wonderful school! I was a safe Christian enviorment for me and Excelled in its education. My teachers always cared so much for me and made sure i was always excelling. In hope to send my children there in the future.
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Posted February 15, 2009

The academic and discipline of the school has really decreased over the years. There is a lot of bullying in almost all grade levels and the administration is not addressing the problem. It is really a sad situation at the moment. The school hasn't improved their curriculum over the years and there is no differentiation of instruction. They need to restructure their curriculum to make it more hands-on and meeting 21st century expectations.
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Posted August 5, 2008

I love this school! Great academics plus it teaches great moral values and etiquette for every day living. The only con is that some students have some behavioral issues that needs to be addressed. Other than that I would continue sending my daughter there if finances permits.
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Posted July 23, 2008

i went to this school from Pre-K all the way through 8th grade without any porblems. I loved the school and the environment it gave me. The students and teachers have an amazing relationship, and i loved it. It's academics are devoted as well as there athletic programs.
—Submitted by a student

Posted May 30, 2008

i went to this school for a huge chunk of my life and can proudly say that this school gave me the best education i have ever recieved.

Posted May 10, 2008

Academics - beautiful, love it! But this school has a lot of authority issues caused by behavioral problems from the students. There is not a strong enforcement for discipline or increasing Christian behavior. Too much of public school behaviors.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 59% 24%
Two or more races 17% 3%
White 12% 51%
Black 7% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Vernon Lee
  • Coed
  • Christian
  • ACSI


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  • Library
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3465 North Cicero Avenue
Chicago, IL 60641
Phone: (773) 685-1106


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