INTERESTED IN SOUTHWEST CHICAGO CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS?

We would love to meet you in person and invite you to visit any of our campuses.  Choose from an Open House, a Private Tour, or a Shadow Day - more information is listed below.  If you simply have questions, please contact our Admissions Office at 708.388.7656 or email Admissions@SWChristian.org.

  • Admissions Coordinator - Mrs. Wilma Persenaire
  • Recruitment Coordinator - Mr. Tim Schnyder

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OPEN HOUSES

  • Chicago Christian High School (9-12th Grade)

    We do not have any more open houses scheduled for the current school year.  Please contact us to set up a private tour.
  • Southwest Chicago Christian School - Tinley Park and Oak Lawn Campuses (Preschool - 8th Grade)

    • February 5th, 6 pm (Oak Lawn Only)
    • February 7th, 6 pm (Tinley Park Only)
    • March 4th, 9 am (Both campuses)

PRIVATE TOURS

Families are invited to tour any of our schools any day of the week in which school is in session. Call us to set up a private tour - 708.388.7656 or submit an Online Inquiry Form.

SHADOW DAYS

Shadow days are an excellent opportunity for students to visit during an actual school day to see our program in action.  The experience varies depending on grade level.  If you are interested in visiting one of our K-8 buildings or learning more, please contact the Admissions office at 708.388.7656 or Admissions@SWChristian.org.

If you are interested in visiting Chicago Christian High School, we have a more comprehensive shadow day program where the student will experience a typical school day at Chicago Christian High School (CCHS).  You, the “shadow,” will be paired with a current CCHS student, your “host.” You will shadow your host throughout his/her day of classes getting to know and understand both the academic and social aspects of CCHS. This is your opportunity to experience first-hand why CCHS is an excellent choice. Lunch in our cafeteria is included in your day. Read below for more information about how to schedule your shadow day at CCHS.  You can choose almost any day that CCHS is in session, or choose from our special shadow dates listed below.  

Who can shadow at CCHS?
We welcome any students in grades 6-12 to schedule an appointment to shadow at CCHS anytime throughout the school year.
How do I schedule a shadow day?
CCHS encourages prospective students to schedule a Shadow Day visit any day of the week in which school is in session. You can also choose from our special Shadow Dates listed below.  Requests for shadow visits should be made one week in advance of the desired date. Complete this online form to register: CCHS SHADOW REGISTRATION. Call our Admissions Office at 708.388.7656 if you have questions or require assistance with this online form. All shadow day requests must be approved by the Admissions Office prior to the student arriving at school.
Who will I shadow during my visit?
Your host will be a CCHS student that is involved in classes and activities similar to your interests. If you know a current CCHS student, you are welcome to request him/her when scheduling your visit and we will make every effort to make this happen.
When & where should I arrive for my Shadow Day?
Come to the main entrance of CCHS on Oak Park Avenue. Arrive at 8am, and schedule a pick up at 3pm at the same location.  We will provide you with a snack and lunch - be sure to let us know if you have any food allergies.   
What is my attire for the day?
Wear casual clothing: slacks or jeans and a shirt with sleeves.  Please dress modestlyand note that hats are not permitted. CCHS students do not wear uniforms. 
What else do I need to know?
Our goal is to make this an exciting and fun day for you! Ask as many questions as you can. Our students, faculty, and staff are more than willing to share their experiences and knowledge with you.
When can I shadow?
You can shadow almost any day that CCHS is in session, or choose from one of our Special Focus Shadow Dates:  

   
  • January 11th - ATHLETIC focus
  • March 1st - FINE ARTS focus
  • March 15th - STEM focus
 

ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES

If you are interested in applying or learning more about attending any of our three campuses, please either call the Admissions Office at 708.388.7656 or submit an Online Inquiry Form.  We will then email you a link for our online admissions system.  Through this system, you'll be able to find out more about our schools, upcoming events, get questions answered, and even apply online.  There is a $250 Non-Refundable fee per applicant ($125 is an application fee, and $125 is put toward your first tuition bill.)  

HIGH SCHOOL CLASS PLACEMENT TESTS FOR INCOMING FRESHMEN

Placement tests are not required for all incoming students.  We base our admissions decisions on prior school records (report cards, recommendations, and prior standardized testing).  If additional information is needed about your student, CCHS will contact you to schedule a testing date.  

TUITION

At SCCS, we strive to provide an excellent Christian education at an affordable tuition level.  We understand the sacrifice many of our parents make to provide a Christian education for their child(ren).

The tuition schedule below is for American students and reflects significant support to the school from individuals and families who make monetary gifts to the school as well as the financial support the school receives from the SCCS Foundation.  Without this support, tuition would be much higher.

Tuition Schedule

Grade Level

2018-19
Tuition

Half-Day Preschool (Tu and Th)

$1,555

Half-Day Preschool (M, W, F)

$1,885

Half-Day Preschool (M, Tu, W, Th)

$2,410

Half-Day Preschool (M-F)

$2,925

Full-Day Preschool (Tu and Th)

$3,995

Full-Day Preschool (M, W, F)

$5,400

Full-Day Preschool (M, Tu, W, Th)

$6,045

Full-Day Preschool (M-F)

$6,690

Half-Day Kindergarten

$4,655

Full Day Kindergarten - Grade 5

$8,445

Grades 6-8

$9,050

Grades 9-12

$11,595

 

SCCS is blessed to be supported by the Pass-It-On Thrift Store located in Crestwood, Illinois.  Each year, the Pass-It-On Thrift Store makes a significant payment to lower the tuition for students at SCCS from kindergarten through high school.  For the current year, this optional tuition reduction ranges from $565 per student to $1,415 per student depending upon the grade level of the student.

The tuition schedule below reflects the impact of the optional tuition benefit from the Pass-It-On Thrift Store for grades kindergarten through high school.

Grade Level

2018-19
Tuition

Pass It On
Savings

2018-19
Tuition
Adjusted

Half-Day Kindergarten

$4,655

($565)

$4,090

Full Day Kindergarten - Grade 5

$8,445

($1,065)

$7,380

Grades 6-8

$9,050

($1,135)

$7,915

Grades 9-12

$11,595

($1,415)

$10,180

 

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available to further reduce the cost of tuition for those families who qualify based upon financial need.

Tuition for International Students

If you would like to inquire about tuition for International Students (students needing an I-20), please call our International Student Coordinator, Mrs. Lori Tanis,  at (708) 388-7650.

BUS TRANSPORTATION

SCCS operates its own bus fleet throughout much of the southwest suburbs and some areas of Chicago.  Fares are payable via the same schedule as tuition. The busing program exists to provide safe and efficient transportation for students who live within Board-established boundaries. Cost for transportation is determined annually by the Board. Current rates and boundaries are shown below.  

Two-Way Bus Fare

 

 

One-Way Bus Fare

$595 Annually

Base Rate per Family

 

Calculated at 60% of the Two-Way Rate

Plus $62 Annually

Per Mile*, Per Student

 

 

 

*Mileage is calculated as the shortest route, as determined by SCCS Transportation Department, from the child's home to the campus. 

Transportation Map:

(Not shown on map:  Group stop in South Holland)

CONTACT US

For more information, email us at Admissions@SWChristian.org, or call the Admissions Office at 708.388.7656.