Admissions

  • Admission to Christian Liberty Academy will be determined by available space, past performance, recommendations, and testing.
  • Testing is not required for Kindergarten or Preschool entry.
  • All new students entering 1st - 12th grades must take an entrance exam. Exams will be taken during the summer months. Parents will be notified of the various times of admission testing throughout the summer.
  • The administration also interviews all new students in 6th-12th grade before admission is granted.
  • Our online application form may be found below.
  • Financial aid applications and information can be obtained on our Financial Assistance page.

Please feel free to email registrar@christianliberty.com or call 847-385-2011 if you have any questions about the application process.

 

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Homeschool Partnership

Christian Liberty Academy also offers classes for 7th-12th grade homeschool students. For more information, please contact our registrar@christianliberty.com or call 847-385-2011.

 

 

 

FAQ

Is CLA accredited?

Yes. Grades K-12 are fully accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). CLA is also recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education and is a full member of Illinois High School Association (IHSA).

 

What sports do you offer?

5th grade through 8th grade:

  • girls: volleyball, cheerleading, track & field
  • boys: soccer, basketball, track & field

High School:

  • girls: cheerleading
  • boys: baseball, wrestling (based on interest)
  • boys & girls: volleyball, basketball, soccer, cross country, track & field

CLA High School is in the North Eastern Athletic Conference and participates in the IHSA post season tournaments. 5th – 8th grade participates in the SWAC conference.

 

How does CLA’s tuition compare to local area private school tuition?

We offer competitively priced tuition for our location with a multi-student discount. Please visit our Tuition page for more details.

 

Does CLA award financial aid?

Yes, CLA uses the Invest in Kids and the Facts Financial Aid program. Both of these programs are need based. Please visit our Tuition Discount Programs or Financial Aid pages for more details.
 

How is CLA’s curriculum different from that of other local schools?

We believe that Christian education is not a curriculum with the Bible added to it. It is a curriculum in which the Word of God governs and informs every subject. Teachers teach in accordance with Scripture. And students learn to think and analyze in terms of God’s Word.

 

Does CLA offer Advanced Placement courses?

Yes. AP courses are available in the High School. Please ask our Registrar at registrar@christianliberty.com for our most current class listings.

 

Does CLA offer Before and After Care?

Yes. CLA offers extended care.
Before School Care is 7:00-8:10AM
After School Care:

  • Kindergarten is 3:36-6:00PM
  • 1st – 5th is 3:45-6:00PM

All childcare is $7.75 until 6:00PM; after 6:00PM is a $1.00 a minute or $60.00/hr.

 

Is there a dress code?

Yes – clean, modest and not distracting as described in our Academic Dress Code Document.

 

Still have questions?

Please don’t hesitate to email our Registrar at registrar@christianliberty.com with your questions, or phone us at 847-385-2011. We’d love to talk with you!

 

Tuition & Fees

Christian Liberty Academy 2019-2020 Tuition
Days Times 10 Month Tuition Semester Tuition Full Tuition
Preschool Please see bottom of chart
Kindergarten (Junior & Senior) Mon-Fri AM 8:25AM to 11:45AM $584.00 $2,910.00 $5,790.00
Mon-Fri PM 12:10PM to 3:35PM $475.00 $2,365.00 $4,700.00
Mon-Fri Full Day 8:10AM to 3:35PM $1,035.00 $5,165.00 $10,300.00
1st - 6th Grade Mon-Fri Full Day 8:25AM to 3:35PM $679.00 $3,385.00 $6,740.00
7th & 8th Grade Mon-Fri Full Day 8:25AM to 3:35PM $693.00 $3,455.00 $6,880.00
9th - 12th Grade Mon-Fri Full Day 8:25AM to 3:35PM $770.00 $3,840.00 $7,650.00
Homeschool Partnership 7th-12th grade Mon-Fri Full Day per class TBD TBD TBD
Preschool Days Weekly Amount 10 Month Payment Semester Payment Annual Payment
Full Day: 8:30AM to 6:00PM

AM only: 8:10AM to 12:00PM

PM only: 12:30PM to 3:45PM

5 Full Days $256.00 $895.00 $4,465.00 $8,900.00
4 Full Days $211.00 $738.00 $3,680.00 $7,330.00
3 Full Days $165.50 $578.00 $2,880.00 $5,730.00
2 Full Days $112.00 $391.00 $1,945.00 $3,860.00
5 AM Days $148.00 $518.00 $2,580.00 $5,130.00
4 AM Days $124.00 $432.50 $2,152.50 $4,275.00
3 AM Days $99.50 $347.00 $1,725.00 $3,420.00
2 AM Days $79.00 $275.00 $1,367.50 $2,705.00
*5 PM Days $140.00 $489.50 $2,437.50 $4,845.00
*4 PM Days $165.50 $406.50 $2,022.50 $4,015.00
*3 PM Days $92.00 $322.00 $1,600.00 $3,170.00
*2 PM Days $75.50 $264.00 $1,310.00 $2,590.00

Age Criteria: All students must be the appropriate age by Oct 1st. For example, your child must be 4 years old by Oct 1st to be in Junior Kindergarten, 5 years old by Oct 1st for Senior Kindergarten and 6 years old by Oct 1st for 1st grade.
 

Tuition Schudule: Payment Plans include 10 month (Aug to May) Semester Aug and Jan or Annual Aug. All payments are due on the 15th of the month.
 

Multiple Student discount: 1st student is full price; 2nd student is 30% off; 3rd student is 40% off; and 4 or more students are 50% off. Highest priced child is the first student. Preschool is not included in sibling discount.


"The teachers at CLA not only educated me academically, but they also cared for my soul and pointed me to the greatest instruction - following Christ. I was well-prepared for college and the workforce. They taught me to think independently and applying my faith in Christ to the daily challenges that I faced."

- Nevair Singleton, CLA Alumn


 

Why Christian Liberty Academy

Your child spends 8 hours a day in school, where they are influenced and shaped by the worldview of their teachers, peers, and curriculum. This is a formative and impactful season in your child’s life.
 

Who will you choose to be the influence in your child’s life, 8 hours each day x 12 years = 18,000 hours. What impact will they have on them and will it be worth it?
 

At CLA, we want to partner with you, the parent and work together to give your child the tools they will need to succeed in college and life, to pursue their calling with confidence, and to have a foundation built on Biblical truth.
 

Tuition Assistance

We know that many parents wonder if they can send their child to private school. We offer many ways to save to make our distinctly Christian education affordable. Please see our Tuition Discount Programs page for details.
Our Finance Secretary is here to answer any questions you may have and to help you through this process. Please email finance@christianliberty.com or call 847-385-2016 for assistance. Or click here to apply now.
 


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Tuition Discount Programs

Christian Liberty Academy provides a variety of financial assistance opportunities to help families afford a Christ-centered education for their children. For more details about any of these programs, please contact the finance secretary at finance@christianliberty.com
 

Referral Program

Current CLA families who refer a new family to CLA may be eligible to receive a tuition credit. To qualify, new parents applying to CLA for their child(ren) must name the referring family or families on the Referral Form at the time of application.
Referral Credits:

  • Full Time Kindergarten - Grade 12 $500
  • Part Time Kindergarten & Preschool $250

Credits will be applied half in December and half in May as long as the referred family is current.
 

Pastoral Discount

Full-time pastors employed at a local church may receive a 40% discount off the tuition.
 

Multiple-Student Discount

Our hope is that all children in a family attend school together. Our multiple student discount is for children from the same family enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade. The highest priced child is the first tuition, the 2nd child is 30% off, 3rd is 40% off and 4 or more children are 50% off. Preschool is not included in sibling discounts.
 

FACTS Grant and Aid Need based financial aid

  • Fill out the online application ($35)
  • Submit all required documents
  • You will receive an email with an award amount

 

Illinois “Invest in Kids” Tax Credit Scholarship (K-12)

CLA participates in the Invest in Kids scholarship program which allows students from families with incomes up to 300% of the federal poverty level to apply for awards valued as much as 100% of tuition. To learn more, contact the finance@christianliberty.com. In addition, any family with a state tax liability can contribute to this fund and gain a tax advantage. To learn more about how to provide funding for needy families visit our Fundraising page.

 

 

 

Financial Aid

Christian Liberty Academy provides a range of financial assistance to help families pay for a Christ-centered education for their children. For more details about any of these programs please contact the finance secretary at finance@christianliberty.com
 

Financial Aid Process

CLA uses FACTS Grant and Aid for our financial assistance.

1. Fill out the online application ($35)

2. Submit all required documents

3. You will receive an email with an award amount
 

The need-based scholarship application is separate from the admissions application. The financial aid process opens on October 1st. If you are seeking aid for the upcoming school year, please contact the finance secretary.
 

There are two organizations who use FACTS Grant and Aid for Christian Liberty Academy: The Children’s Tuition Fund and Christian Liberty Academy. When filling out your application, please make sure to click both organizations.
 

Illinois “Invest in Kids” Tax Credit Scholarship (K-12)

CLA participates in the Invest in Kids scholarship program which, is the Children’s Tuition Fund through the ACSI, it allows students from families with incomes up to 300% of the federal poverty level to apply for awards valued as much as 100% of tuition. In addition, any family with a state tax liability can contribute to this fund and gain a tax advantage. To learn more about how to provide funding for needy families please see our Fundraising page.

Tuition Discounts & Credits

In addition to the need-based aid, your family may qualify for additional discounts and credits, including:

  • Multiple student discount
  • Referral discount
  • Pastors discount
  • Liberty Family discount

For specific information please visit our Tuition Discount Programs page or contact the finance office at 847-385-2016 or email finance@christianliberty.com
 

New families: To apply for financial aid, the first step is to apply for admission. Simply click “apply” below. If you have any questions, please contact the Finance Office at finance@christianliberty.com or call 847-385-2016.
 


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International Student Program

We are excited to open our doors to students from other countries and believe it enriches our community. International students help our students learn firsthand the importance of cross-cultural relationships and about the peoples and nations that God has made.
A student is considered an international student if an I-20 is required for residency.

 

View a Chinese language version of our Biblical Worldview Curriculum page here, 来自圣经的世界观与 CLA 课程

 

 


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About Christian Liberty Academy

 

Mission:

Christian Liberty Academy is a Christ-centered school that unites with parents to educate and train students to think critically through a strong academic curriculum, built on the foundation of Biblical truth, in order to prepare students to influence the world “for the greater glory of God.”
 

Vision:

By the grace of God, when students leave Christian Liberty Academy to pursue their calling, they will be biblically rooted by loving God and obeying His Word. They will be academically prepared to think critically and excel through wisdom and knowledge. They will be salt and light, influencing their place in the world “for the greater glory of God.”
 

General Information:

Christian Liberty Academy is located in the beautiful Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights, Illinois. Our school serves approximately 450 students from preschool (3 years old) through High School.
Our Academy is strongly rooted in teaching from a Biblical perspective and all classes are taught based on the truth of God’s Word. All students will attend a daily 20-minute chapel and will take a Bible-philosophy class.
To learn more about our academics please view our Biblical Worldview Curriculum page.
 

2019 Tuition and Fees for International (I-20 Visa) Students

High School Tuition: $15,245 (grades 9-12)
Middle School Tuition: $12,245 (grades 7-8)
Non-refundable registration fee/deposit: $245
I-20 Visa fee: $255
 

Eligibility for Application:

Christian Liberty Academy will consider international students starting in grade 7. However, most spaces are available in grades 9 and 10. Students entering grades 11 and 12 must be able to complete our graduation requirements to be granted a diploma.
 

Application Requirements:

The following items are required for international admission:

Language

• Must receive a score of at least 52 on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).

Interview

• All students MUST have an admission interview (in-person OR online video call).

Transcript

• Bilingual, official copy sent directly from former school to CLA (current and previous year)
• Must include grades, attendance records, and standardized test scores.

 

Christian Liberty Academy will be happy to provide a tour to any international student AFTER the family has completed the application process. Upon completion of the application process, our Admission Office will offer a tour date that works with your schedule, or you can view our virtual tour.


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