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Northfield, IL
Students enrolled: 465
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315 Waukegan Rd
Northfield, IL 60093

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November 09, 2014
I had so looked forward to my daughter attending CHA -- she did well at a different Christian academy for her first four years of school but we moved her in part because ONLY 3 out of 4 of her classroom teachers had been excellent and we wanted her to have a great teacher each and every year. Well, unfortunately, while the CHA community was supportive and the extra-curricular teachers quite good, we found our daughter's elementary classroom teacher disappointing two years in a row. From all the great reviews of CHA, I suppose in past years it was different, but our experience was, the kids were often loud and unruly in the main classroom and the teacher ineffectual in maintaining a good learning environment. Strangely, school administration seemed more concerned with our constructive criticism and expectations of change than the problem itself. Our daughter was not challenged, and was in fact bothered that on occasion things were oversimplified to the point of inaccuracy. I do hope the school can correct its problems for the good of all its students but I doubt we'll wait around; another girl in my daughter's class left just a week or two ago.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2014
CHA is an amazing school and is the best school you can go to! With a Christ centered education, that makes you become a lifetime follower of Jesus Christ. The teachers at CHA are absolutely the best you will ever find. They are all caring, kind, and amazing teachers. They give you one to one learning attention and they are here to mentor you as well. If you seem like you are not understanding something they are always here to help and if you excel in something they push you to do your best. CHA is like one big family because we are all close to each other and it feels so amazing to be known and for everyone to love you. You will be able to do amazing thing here that you can't do at a public school and find out things that you never thought you could do. CHA pushes you to your full potential and is with you every step of the way. This is an amazing school and I could not even imagine going anywhere else.

- submitted by a community member
August 27, 2013
This school is wonderful! We have been here since my son was in preschool and now he is in 6th grade. (I also work here.) I love the sense of community among the parents and the faculty are very loving yet firm in their teaching. My son and 2 daughters have received such affirmation from being in such a caring environment. I would recommend this school to anyone who is looking for a Christian school that walks in the truth of Scripture and teaches the students to do so as well.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2013
Christian Heritage Academy-Chicago was the best decision I made for our daughter. They offer an amazing curriculum for the students, stellar teachers, and best of all, a grace-filled discipleship ministry. I have also had the honor of joining a community of some of the most amazing parents. Parents, staff, and students all work together in one spirit to glorify God in everything they do.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2013
A grace-filled community where the secular and the sacred are connected. Students are challenged academically, grow in knowledge and understanding of Christ, learn the joy of service, and get to explore their God-given gifts.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2013
A joyful, redemptive community. The teachers, staff, and leadership are all committed to the ministry of Christian Education, partnering with parents, and nurturing, guiding, and growing the students.

- submitted by a teacher
July 22, 2013
CHA is a school staffed by caring educators who understand that students need to be grounded in wisdom and able to succeed in a world of great information and knowledge (but low on wisdom). My own sons have benefited tremendously.

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2013
CHA is an amazing place to be as a family. The love that teachers typically have for students goes beyond to the entire family. Walking through the halls of CHA you can quickly notice that the kids at CHA are very different than other schools. This is a result of the love and teaching they receive.

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2013
CHA is a community of believers that want not only the best education for our children but work very hard to provide them with a firm foundation in Jesus Christ. My children LOVE all of their teachers and have never one day in 8 years not wanted to go to school. That is amazing and such a gift to our family.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2013
Working at CHA is like being part of a fabulous church community. We truly do life together - teachers, administrators, students and parents share life stories, obstacles and milestones in our unique environment. I am truly thankful to have a workplace where I feel genuinely loved.

- submitted by a teacher
July 18, 2013
As a current parent of CHA Chicago campus (2 years, and enrolled for a 3rd w/ a 2nd child coming in 1 year), we are amazed at the way kids respond to the teaching staff. Parent involvement is outstanding and we look forward to being part of everything CHA does. Cultivating a child's faith is just as important as teaching them their ABC's and 123's. But CHA does not skimp on learning and curriculum...a fully accredited school with outstanding teaching. A++!!!

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2013
Christian Heritage Academy is an outstanding school where Christ's love clearly shines through every teacher, student, and parent. We are truly blessed to be a part of the CHA family.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2013
The learning environment at CHA is unparalleled to any school I've visited. Teachers foster a love of learning, recognize and celebrate different learning styles, and incorporate faith and learning in a very natural way. Over 100 churches are represented at this school, so it is quite diverse vs. denominational. Class sizes are small, the teachers are heavily invested in the academic, spiritual, and emotional well-being of each child. The ethnic, geographic, and socio-economic variance reflects a healthy diversity for a school located in this community. Families travel to CHA from a 20-mile radius -- and it's because it is extraordinar in both academic excellence and equipping children to be lifetime followers of Jesus Christ.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2012
Scale = 1 (poor) to 5 (very good) Teachers = 5. Great teaching skills and living examples of Christian values. Facilities = 4. Facilities are quite good for a private school. Students = 4. Little behavior issues that are common in public schools due to how teachers handle discipline and promote acceptable behavior. Rigor of Education = 3. CHA does not have a rigorous program, at least not up to Grade 2. The learning happens at a relatively easy pace. This is not to say students do not learn much, rather compared to other schools, they (especially the bright ones) are not challenged as much. Financial Management = 1. In my opinion, the board has not been transparent on the school s financial state. Despite assurances that budget projections were conservative, in the past two years, I received emails asking for donations to cover significant (six-digit sums) revenue shortfall. There is also a gym construction project that has been at a standstill since 2010. Tuition fees have gone up the past 4 years and I have not seen a plan to stabilize this trend. I have asked for financial statements, but got no reply, as such I questions on the school s long term financial health.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2011
My daughter goes to this school, and loves it. She actually looks forward in going to school, and seeing and talking to her teachers, and she they listen, and are there for me anytime. and her friends are amazing group of kids...who encourage each other, and are Not fake. My daughter feels safe and so do I. She has developed a lot of character very nicely in this school, and loves the fact of helping others in need in our community or around the world as well...you will not go wronge in sending your child here.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2010
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- submitted by a student
January 22, 2010
This school is excellent in just about every way. The only aspect of it I did not like is having to make 'donations' to the school. I think once you have families having to make yearly donations as part of their contract, you create an atmosphere where you have different classes of families. Those families that can afford to give thousands and others that can only afford to make the minimum donation. And let me make this clear, the tuition is already quite expensive. Therefore you can't help but think: was that child a higher priority because his family donated a significant amount of money to the school?

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 19, 2010
Our family loves CHA. This school walks the walk and talks the talk. Biblical truths/perspectives are evident everywhere from the classroom to the sports field to the parent volunteer organization. Students are loved for who God designed them to be and challenged to grow in all ways that honor him. Teachers create classrooms full of interest, intrigue, and insightful lessons. My 3 kids thrive at this school. From playing sports to singing in musicals to volunteering in the community, CHA has become our 'school' home where amazing friendships have been made and academic experiences have been terrific. Our family has been so blessed by this school, the staff, and the families we now walk life with.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 19, 2009
CHA is a wonderful school, where students grow in wisdom and knowledge... excellent academics with a biblical worldview.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2006
Christian Heritage Academy provides a nurturing, creative and biblically-based learning environment for preschool through eighth grade students. The challenging academic program prepares most students to enter area high schools in the honors track. Our children were very well prepared academically, socially, and spiritually for high school. Actually, they were surprised that they were so well prepared in science, math, writing, history, etc. that even the honors classes weren't that overwhelming for them. In high school and throughout college they've been even more grateful for their teachers' spiritual influence and investment. Another strength of CHA is in Fine Arts: students have presented Music Man, Pirates of Penzance, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Le Miserables, etc. Great Band program too! CHA was designated a United States Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and ranked first in 2005 as 'Best Christian Workplace' in Christianity Today's national survey. Best investment we've ever made.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2006
This school is a great environment for learning based on Christian values.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2004
A fantastic school where you get excellence in education with a commitment to be Christian, not just in name. Our oldest daughter just graduated in 2004 after attending since kindergarten. She was so well equipped in her Christian faith to be able to live it out. Academically she was so well prepared that when we moved out of state for a Christian High School she was placed in honors classes. CHA doesn't just enroll students, they enroll families. Our family was blessed, but only in a huge way! A great foundation has been laid that we can continue to build on with the Lord's help.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2004
We are attending Christian Heritage Academy (CHA) for Middle School. My Daughter loves the school. CHA offers rigorous academic standards taught in a creative manner. Each student is seen as an individual. The christian foundation has given my daughter a framework in order to make decisions in her life. I believe she will be much better prepared for high school after attending CHA for Middle school.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2004
The teachers at CHA are great! They really invest themselves into knowing your child and partnering with the parent. My children have thrived in this loving atmosphere and have been challenged to think critically. They also have received a solid academic foundation and study skills that will carry them to high school and beyond. The education at CHA has definitely been a worthwhile investment!

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
Our 3 children attended 'CHA' for a total of 10 years. What a blessing! The teachers are great and the extended family atmosphere is so nuturing. If you want a strong Christian education this is the place!

- submitted by a parent
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Christian Heritage Academy
315 Waukegan Rd, Northfield, IL  60093
(847) 446-5252
Last modified Christian Heritage Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Christian Heritage Academy Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top