High School

At a Glance

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Michael Drury

    Michael Drury 

    Principal, CCHS
    (708) 388-7650
    Calvin College - BA, History & Secondary Education
    Central Michigan University - MA, Educational Leadership
  • Photo of Kevin Pittman

    Kevin Pittman 

    Dean of Students; Teacher, PE & Health
    (708) 388-7650
    Trinity Christian College - BA, Sociology and Criminal Justice
  • Photo of Mark Zylstra

    Mark Zylstra 

    Athletic Director
    (708) 388-7650
    Calvin College - BA, Mathematics
    Concordia University Irvine - MA, Coaching & Athletic Administration

At CCHS, you are not a number.

One of our greatest strengths is our committed faculty. They will invest in you because we know that relationships matter. Our faculty will strive to help you grow, learn, and be confident in yourself and your abilities. At CCHS, we know you not just by name, we know who you are and what you can become.

Don't get lost in a crowd.
Come see your future at CCHS.

CCHS by the Numbers

List of 7 items.

  • $7.7 MIL

    Over $7.7 Million in College Scholarships Offered, Class of 2019
  • 18

    Average Class Size
  • 18

    STEM Classes including Engineering & Biomedical
  • 18

    IHSA Varsity Sports
  • 18

    Student Clubs & Activities
  • 310

    Students
  • 8

    Advanced Placement Courses

Recent graduates are attending these colleges, among others:

FAQ

List of 14 frequently asked questions.

  • How much is tuition?

    Tuition for grades 9 through 12 is $12,240, or $10,825 if you participate in the Pass It On Thrift program. Please see our full list of tuition and fees for more detail.
  • Are you connected to a church?

    Although many of our families attend churches in the Reformed tradition, we are not affiliated with any one church. Our faculty teach from a Reformed Christian perspective. However, we welcome families from many different Christian denominations. Families at SCCS represent 20 denominations including Baptist, Non-Denominational, Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Lutheran, Christian Reformed, and more.
  • Is testing required for admissions?

    Typically, additional testing is not required. Simply forward the most recent standardized tests and report card from your student’s current school with your application. The Admissions Office will determine if additional testing is required.
  • Where is your school located and what amenities does your campus offer?

    SCCS has three separate campuses. The high school campus is located on 17 acres in the beautiful suburb of Palos Heights, Illinois (on Route 83 between S. Harlem and S. Ridgeland.) Our building is 88,000 square feet and includes a professional auditorium, multiple labs (dedicated to engineering, sciences, and technology), a full-service cafeteria, and a library/media center.  Our athletic facilites include two full-size gymnasiums, a weight/training area, a football stadium, an 8-lane track, five tennis courts, and fields for both baseball and soccer. Additionally, our very own Schaaf Fields, located just down the street on Route 83, has state-of-the-art facilities for baseball, softball, and soccer.
  • What is the student teacher ratio?

    At our high school campus, the student to teacher ratio is 11 to 1. The average class size is 18 students.
  • What support services are available?

    The Academic Support Center (ASC) provides support for students with documented learning needs. The ASC will create a 504 plan (similar to an Individual Education Program or IEP) for each student. The ASC functions as a guided study hall, with some students given additional support in study skills. Students in ASC may receive accommodations in their 504 plans such as extra time on tests, preferential seating, taking tests in the ASC, and receiving extra help on homework during the school day. The ASC exists to support students that are able to meet normal classroom requirements.
  • Do students wear uniforms or do you have a dress code?

    Our students do not wear uniforms. Our dress code is fairly simple and based on neatness and modesty.
  • Are you recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and are you an accredited institution?

    Yes! We are registered with and recognized by ISBE. We are accredited by two organizations: AdvancED and CSI (Christian Schools International).
  • What are school hours?

    High school hours are 8:20am to 3:00pm.
  • What sports and extracurricular programs do you have?

    High school sports include men and women’s basketball, soccer, bowling, track and cross country, volleyball, men’s baseball, golf, and football, and women’s softball, tennis, and cheerleading. The high school also has over 18 clubs and activities for students to get involved including student council, National Honor Society, Jazz Band, Mock Trial, Pep Band, Improv Team, Art Club and more!  Click here to visit the Student Life page for more information.
  • What is T.R.I.P.?

    T.R.I.P. is our Tuition Rebate Incentive Program. It is an opportunity for families to accumulate tuition credit by purchasing gift cards at a discounted rate. Click here for more details about how to enroll in this program.
  • Do you have an International Student Program?

    Yes, CCHS is accepting international students for 9th through 11th grade. More information can be found on our International Admissions Page. We believe that inclusion of students from other countries enriches the school experience for all of our students. We typically have from 3 to 6 international students at CCHS annually. There are opportunities for our local families to host students in their homes.
  • What is the Pass It On Thrift Center and How Does it Reduce Tuition?

    Pass it On Thrift Center (PIO) is a resale shop located in Crestwood, IL. PIO is run by an all-volunteer staff. Each year, PIO provides financial support to our schools for the purpose of keeping tuition costs accessible.

    For 2019-20, PIO provided the school $900,000 for tuition reduction!
     
    Would you like to see this benefit continue?  Then we need your help!  We need our families -- students, parents, grandparents -- to support PIO by volunteering at the center.  Learn more about PIO here.
  • What is your high school graduation rate and college acceptance rate?

    Our graduation rate is 100%. Each year, we have a few students that enter the workforce or military service straight from high school. For the class of 2019, 98% are attending college. They have chosen 49 different colleges across the country, including Emory University, Georgetown University, Trinity Christian College, Calvin University, University of IL at Chicago, and University of IL at Urbana-Champaign.