High School

International Admissions

Advantages of Our International Program

  • We are located in beautiful and serene Palos Heights, Illinois – recognized as of the of the safest cities in the United States – on a 16-acre campus. The grounds include three science/engineering laboratories, a library/media center, performance auditorium, two gymnasiums, and two outdoor sports complexes including facilities for track, football, baseball, soccer and tennis.
  • Robust academics with special programs highlighting engineering, science, business, and fine arts. Opportunities to earn college credit through Advanced Placement courses and Dual Enrollment. Ninety-six percent of graduates attend university.
  • Access to over 18 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; located only 29 miles from an international airport (O’Hare International Airport/ORD.)

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

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  • CCHS At A Glance

    Enrollment: 325
    Average Class Size: 18
    Teacher Student Ratio: 1:11
    Number of Teachers: 31
    Teachers with Advanced Degrees: 48%

    Accredited by: NCA CASI-AdvancED and Christian Schools International

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

    Support Accessibility: Academic & Emotional


  • Academics

    • ELL Support (1:5 faculty/student ratio)
    • 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: 29.1 (2018 Graduating Class)
    • Access to ACT/SAT Preparation Courses
    • National Merit Scholars in the Last 12 Years (Commended, Scholars, Finalists): 12 each
  • Local Community

    Palos Heights, Illinois
    • Voted one of the safest cities in the United States
    • Enjoys all 4 seasons of weather
    • Local population: 12,000
    • Nearby Recreation: Starved Rock State Park, Cal Sag Walking & Biking Trail, Forest Preserve with Trails
    • Approximately 20 miles from the City of Chicago with easy public transportation via trains
    City of Chicago
    • World-class museums, restaurants, and hotel
    • Over 100 universities!
    Professional Sports Teams:
    • MLB– Cubs, White Sox
    • NBA – Bulls
    • WNBA – Sky
    • NFL – Bears
    • MLS – Fire
  • 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.

Questions? Please Contact:

Ms. Lori Tanis
International Student Program Coordinator
Phone: (708) 388-7650 Ex. 5044
E-mail: LTanis@swchristian.org
Wechat: 17083025674

Our University Connections

  • Our graduating class of 2018 secured $7.9 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
  • 96% of Graduates Attend University
  • Recent graduates have been accepted to excellent universities including: