2017-18 Academic Year

International Student Program for Grades 9-12

What makes the CCHS program great?

  • Only 29 miles away from O'Hare International Airport
  • Located in the safe, serene, beautiful surroundings of Palos Heights
  • Only 28 miles away from Chicago's downtown urban experience
  • Private 4 year high school program
  • Rigorous academics, caring community, achievement focused
  • College preparatory, over 95% of students attend university

Academic Advantages

  • STEM Program - PLTW Certified
  • Kind and Caring Teachers
  • AP Classes - 9
  • ELL Support
  • Leadership Program
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Service-Learning Program

Quick Facts

  • Homestay
  • 2% of Student Body is International
  • Faith Requirement: No, but must be open to a religious perspective
  • ELL Teacher-Student Ratio: 1:8
  • Average class size: 22
  • Teacher-student ratio: 1:20
  • ACT/SAT prep course available
  • Average ACT score: 25
  • 17 varsity athletic teams
  • Fine Arts Programs: Band, choir, drama, art
  • Clubs and Activities (18): Examples include robotics, DECA, yearbook, art club, mock trial, student council, STEM, scholastic bowl

University Connections

  • Full-time university guidance counselor and continuous visits from University admissions officers
  • TOEFL Practice and Test
  • 95% of graduates attend university
  • Recent graduates attend prestigious universities such as: Washington University in St. Louis, University of Notre Dame, Moody Bible Institute, Wheaton College, and University of Chicago

Our goal for each student:

Every student in our program is prepared spiritually, socially, academically, and physically to serve society effectively for the glory of God in every area of life.

About our school and surroundings:


  • Four-season weather
  • Local community population: 12,000
  • Local International Airport: O'Hare
  • 100+ universities in the Chicagoland area
  • Recreational Activities: Starved Rock, Cal Sag Trail, forest preserve trails
  • Local professional sports teams: Bulls, Cubs, White Sox, Bears, Fire, Sky


  • 16 acre wooded campus
  • Large library and commons
  • Wireless internet throughout the school
  • Laptop program for every student
  • Academic Day: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Extracurriculars: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Athletic complex on campus

TOEFL Requirements for Admission

  • 9th Grade 55
  • 10th Grade 65
  • 11th Grade 76

Questions about the application process?

Contact our International Student Program Coordinator

Ms. Lori Tanis

Phone: (708) 388-7650 Ex. 5044


Wechat: 17083025674


Download an Application