High School

International Admissions

Advantages of Our International Program

  • Located just 20 miles from Chicago -- with world class museums, a vast transit system, and over 100 universities. We are only 29 miles from O’Hare International Airport/ORD.
  • Campus is situated in beautiful Palos Heights, Illinois, recognized as one of the safest cities in the United States.  Easy access to nearby forest preserves and walking trails.  
  • Robust academics with special programs highlighting engineering, science, business, and fine arts. Opportunities to earn college credit through Advanced Placement courses and Dual Enrollment. 
  • A 17-acre campus with three science/engineering laboratories, a library/media center, performance auditorium, two gymnasiums, and two outdoor sports complexes including facilities for track, tennis, football, baseball, and soccer.
  • Access to over 19 student clubs and 18 competitive sports – including Scholastic Bowl (2019 State Champions!), DECA Business Club, Yearbook, Band, Mock Trial, Tennis, Baseball, Track, Volleyball, and more.
  • Homestay program featuring caring families with a private 4-year high school.

International Student Admission Requirements

We are accepting international students for 9th through 11th grade. Acceptance for 12th grade not typical, but we will consider it under special circumstances. We do not have a faith requirement, however, students must be open to experiencing a religious perspective. We accept students in the fall and spring of each academic year.

Letter TOEFL TOEFL Jr. iTEP Slate
9th Grade 55 790 4.3
10th Grade 65 4.5
11th Grade 76 5.0

For information about the TOEFL ITP Chinese Verion, click HERE.

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  • CCHS At A Glance

    Enrollment: 314
    Teacher Student Ratio: 1:13
    Number of Teachers: 34
    Teachers with Advanced Degrees: 44%

    Accredited by: NCA CASI-AdvancED and Christian Schools International

    School Hours: 
    8:25 am to 3pm
    Extracurricular clubs/sports - 3 to 5pm

    Support Accessibility: Academic & Emotional
  • Academics

    • ELL Support 
    • Tutoring time with teachers is provided within the normal schedule of the school day.
    • STEM program with a nationally recognized organization and certified teachers – Project Lead the Way (PLTW) including Engineering and Bio-Medical Science courses.
    • Scholastic Honors Diploma offered
    • Advanced Placement Classes: 8 each (English, Spanish, Calculus, Statistics, History, Government, and Psychology)
    • Honors Courses: 12 each (Including Engineering, Bio-Medical Science, Literature, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Western Civilization)
    • College Dual Enrollment Opportunities: 6 each (Computer Programming and Applications)
    • Top 25% ACT: 28.8 (2021 Graduating Class)
    • Top 10% ACT: 29.7 (2021 Graduating Class)
    • Access to ACT/SAT Preparation Courses
    • National Merit Scholars in the Last 12 Years (Commended, Scholars, Finalists): 14 each
  • Notable Alumni

    With over 100 years in education, we have some amazing alumni! We are proud of all of them, from the police officers and teachers to the inventors and business leaders, and everyone in between. Some of our notable alumni include:
    • Professors at ivy league colleges,
    • Business executives with international companies,
    • A Major League Baseball scout,
    • A clothing and fragrance designer,
    • Entrepreneurs,
    • Justic Advocates and Philanthropists,
    • Inventors and Authors, and many more.
    Click here for a more comprehensive list.
  • Chicago Universities

    The Chicagoland area is home to over 100 colleges and universities, including ...
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Questions? Please Contact:

Ms. Lori Tanis
International Student Program Coordinator
Phone: (708) 388-7650 Ex. 1099
E-mail: LTanis@swchristian.org
Wechat: 17083025674
Chinese New Year 2021
Our Engineering classes learned about the culture and traditions of the Spring Festival with the help of Cornerstone Education.  The class designed Chinese lanterns using Tinkercad, then students printed the lanterns on our 3D printers.   We strung the lanterns outside the high school office to celebrate and add culture and diversity to our hallways.     

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Our University Connections

  • Our graduating class of 2020 secured $5.8 million in academic scholarships for university.
  • College Dual Enrollment Opportunities: 6 each (Computer Programming and Various Computer Applications)
  • On-site University Counselor and Visits from National Universities
  • TOEFL Practice and Test
  • 95% of Graduates Attend University (Average of past 5 years)
  • Recent graduates have been accepted to excellent universities including: