School Details

Christian Heritage Academy

315 Waukegan Rd, Northfield, IL 60093
(847) 446-5252

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-12 431 students 11 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

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About this school

Christian Heritage Academy is a private high school in Northfield. The principal of Christian Heritage Academy is Dr. David L Roth, who can be contacted at 431 children attend Christian Heritage Academy and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. The ratio of students to teachers at Christian Heritage Academy is 11:1. Hyde Park Day School-North is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 63% %
Black, non-Hispanic 4% %
Multiracial 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 27% %
Asian 27% %
Hispanic 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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++!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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 will not go wronge in sending your child here.

  • (4 years ago)

    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?

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    CHA is a wonderful school where students grow in wisdom and knowledge... excellent academics with a biblical worldview.

  • (8 years ago)

    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.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is a great environment for learning based on Christian values.

  • (10 years ago)

    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.

  • (10 years ago)

    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.

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