I attended CHCA from 2nd grade through high school graduation. I am now a high school educator and have developed a deeper level of gratitude for the education I received. Because of CHCA, I was well over prepared for college (I actually think my high school experience was, in some ways, more challenging than college). I had teachers at CHCA that genuinely cared for me and inspired me to follow in the same profession. Something even greater that I took away from CHCA was my lifelong friendships. Most people I have met in my adult life no longer keep in touch with high school friends (except through Facebook, of course), but I have about 4 girlfriends that I know will always be close. I know this is rare and very special. However, I know there are many who attend CHCA and have very different experiences than what I had... I think it is harder for new students to break through the cliques that have been established since elementary or middle school when just joining the scene at the high school level. Something the school could work on: encouraging a welcoming and inviting attitude to new arrivals amongst the student body. There seems to be a lack of open-mindedness on this front.
I attended this school from 7th grade until I graduated high school. It was a wonderful, supportive environment. Now I have a child of my own and am trying to figure out a way to get him in the school. It is worth it to send your child there.
i hate the school all of the teachers are horrible do not i repeat not go here!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We chose CHCA because of its success blending exceptional academics with a strong moral foundation and excellence in athletics, fine arts, and community service. CHCA s elementary schools are amazing they ooze love and support with great parental engagement. Students at the Middle School get very involved in community service projects including optional mission trips serving orphans in Mexico. Not only does the High School s excellence lead to huge academic scholarships at top universities, CHCA offers a unique opportunity for students to engage simultaneously in elite programs in athletics, fine arts, and servant-leadership. Many students win conference championships in two or three sports and are recruited as D-I athletes. The Fine Arts program is the best in the region, churning out professional musicians and countless awards in a fun, supportive environment. Students are mentored to lead community service projects for many local charities. CHCA helped our children become better people with a deeper faith than they ever would have had with our upbringing alone. CHCA reinforced and honed values we imperfectly displayed at home and has been an amazing blessing in our lives.
Both of my sons attended CHCA from kindergarten to graduation. They were so prepared for college! The streamline of the curriculum from kindergarten to senior year is incredible. My youngest son needed special help because of ADD, the extra help he needed was always there above and beyond. He is in college now and finds college to be easy. His grades reflect it (mostly A's). In high school the college counselors are the best. I work with teens from several public schools in the area and I not found any school with the college counselor staff that CHCA has. One of my favorite things about the school was what I called the life sifting process--they were required to take different things that help them figure out who they were, what their strengths were, what their gifts were, and what they didn't like and what they loved. We love CHCA!
high school is very cliquish. need more programs and support for ethnic teens and girls at the high school do not show good examples of a christian young women instead it is the opposite. It is more like a country club with the christian name added to it. Elementary is great and middle school has got better
We live in Sycamore School District where our daughter experienced as a first grader academic indifference and bullying. We moved to CHCA and what a difference! The staff and administration are clearly more engaged with the children, and the children are taught how to treat one another. This is a place where parents and educators truly support children's learning and education.
Superb! The academic rigor will not just prepare your child for college, it will send them off leaps and bounds ahead of the rest. The focus on values and Christian morals helps support what is being taught at home. The teachers truly love and care for all of their students and are experts at their craft. The fine arts program is outstanding. The athletics program draws scouts from all over the country, and the academic standard will help ensure that your child receives the best education possible. If this school is an option for you, I would not hesitate! You will be making a wise and sound investment.
More than I could have ever imagined. The curriculum is superior to any in the area. The Christian values they instill from the very beginning will bring forth your children to young adults that not only will lead this country but serve it as well. It's amazing. They go on to college extremely well prepared and ready to challenge. We are not of the wealthy that attend but I can tell you from my experience it plays no role. The school is a community of families; some rich some not, but all caring and giving people who want the best education and experience for their children.
CHCA is a big step up from any other school I have been to. It not only has great academics but the teaching of Christ our savior. The teachers work at every level allowing you to excel in every way you can. I am part of the biggest class ever and I still feel like the teachers connect with every student in a diffferent way.
CHCA is extremely strong in academics, spirituality, and leadership. The academics are advanced, yet they have classes to fit all levels of understanding. They have weekly chapel services, christian studies and they incorporate the teachings of Christ into every class. They teach each student to thrive to be the best they can be. They have mission trips starting as young as 7th grade to places all over the world. The teachers make also learning interesting and enjoyable. The school has a good atmosphere on all campuses. I am a student at the middle school, and my grade is the largest CHCA has ever had 115, and each classroom has just enough students, so the teachers can help each and every one.
I think that this is a very educational school. It makes learning fun. The teachers are very responsible and fun. And every once in a while this school will hold fn activeties. I am really proud of this school.
I think this school is good if you want strong academic,however I do feel that some children with discipline problems might get away with more if they are paying as opposed to a public school where they would not tolerate certain things.It would be nice if the staff and students were more diversified(black,Asian,Latino,etc.).
As an educator, I can objectively report that CHCA is unmatched in academic, spiritual, athletic, and facility excellence. This may just be the top school in the nation. No where else have I seen such a commitment to the individual child's success in all areas. Do whatever you can to send your children here!
My son is in second grade and has been at the school since Kindergarten. Still not sure how I am going to pay for this years tuition, but will have to find a way because of the awesome environment, both social/emotional and learning. He has never had a problem with bullies or ever came home repeating bad words if he was in public school. We are def in the low income bracket at this school, but I feel very welcomed in the environment and my son loves going to school. Teachers and parent involvment are the best.
I have one child that just graduated and is a freshman at a very good University. He learned great moral values, and a true sense of kindness and tolerance. Qualities that were not forstered in another private school grades K-5. I am so thankful I found this school. I still have one child at the school and would not consider leaving.
I would like to add a word regarding some of the reviews i just read. I respect these parents feeling and truly regret they had such an experience but i must temper these remarks with my experience.The elementary school is described by my 4th grader as a place where you feel like you are at home, the teachers love you and really care about you. They care more that you learn rather than what you score on an individual test. The middle school has its share of issues, but which school doesn't with regard to the age level of these kids. The best teacher you will ever find anywhere is there teaching 6th grade science.You want to learn about motion/bring your rollerblades to school.High school we are not the richest, or even the most social in fact we weren't even christian, and they opened their hearts and friendship to us.
I have three children in the elementary school. My oldest is in 4th grade and has been there through Kindergarten. Thus far, we have been thrilled with all of the teachers. They have been very dedicated and Godly women. All of my children love school so much that they would view not going as a punishment. The school definitely challenges the students and my children's test scores range from the 80th to high 90th percentile. All of my children have grown spiritually as a result of the Cincinnati Hills experience. The weekly chapels are particularly edifying. We have experienced great support from the administration, staff and other parents. Discipline is wonderful. Please check this school out.
Personally, the world it provides for you is all happy go lucky, and it will be hard for the students to adapt to the real world once they go into college. There are also not enough electives. The budgeting system of the school is bad too.
This is about the High School. It provides strong academics, loving teachers, and non-denominational Christian influence. What we have had a struggle with are the cliques and snootiness. If you start your child in kindergarten and send him/her all the way through, you may not need to worry about this. If you transfer in, you may encounter this. If you are not extremely rich (like us), the snootiness may be an issue too.
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