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News & Calendar

CHCA at a Glance


Average # service hours per student by graduation (only 120 are required).


# students attending 4 campuses located in Symmes Township (PK2 - Grade 12) and downtown Cincinnati (PK3/4 - Grade 6).


Lower School & Upper School student-to-teacher ratio (Early Learning Program is 8:1).


Amount 2018 graduates earned in collegiate merit scholarships.


# Upper School Students who participate in Intersession, CHCA's Experiential Learning Term.


The age that foreign language instruction begins at CHCA.


% of students grades 5-8 who score in the 90th percentile or above in one or more categories of the qualifying test for the Northwestern University Midwest Academic Talent Search.


# churches represented in CHCA's student body (read more about Spiritual Life at CHCA).


% of students who participate in Fine Arts.


% of students who receive financial assistance.


# new greenhouse housing and enhancing our nationally acclaimed Aquaponics Research & Study Program.


% of students who participate in Athletic teams.


# years students attend Upper School, Cincinnati's only 6-year Christ-centered, college prep, high school experience.


# students who call 7 different countries home and attend CHCA, home to Cincinnati's largest International Student Program.


% of graduates who attend 4-year colleges.


# Athletic Teams in grades 7-12.


% of Upper School students who take AP courses.


# coffee drinks served at one of two student-run entrepreneurial ventures at CHCA.


% of student body who is racially/ethnically diverse.


# years in a row that CHCA's Robotics team has participated in the World Championships.

CHCA At a Further Glance ...


  • 1,200 students find their place and pursue their gifts everyday
  • Locations: 45 acre campus in northeast Cincinnati. Urban campus in the heart of downtown Cincinnati generously funded by $30 million endowment fund
  • Theological Integration: Christian Studies Curriculum integrates theological understanding into all subjects across all grades*
  • Essential Question curricular approach asks students to wrestle with challenging questions to strengthen their minds and their faith
  • Multidenominational—students come from over 140 area churches
  • Vibrant, diverse student body:
    • Students come to CHCA from 40 local zip codes
    • 40 students call 7 different countries home
    • 26% of student body is racially/ethnically diverse
    • 33% of students receive financial assistance
  • Cincinnati's largest PK-12 independent school
  • Home to Cincinnati's only Christ-centered six-year college prep high school experience

Associations and Accreditations

  • Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • Ohio Association of Independent Schools (OAIS)
  • Council of Educational Standards and Accountability (CESA)
  • U.S. Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon Award of Excellence (four times)


  • 20 Advanced Placement (AP®)courses
  • 60% of faculty hold advanced degrees
  • 100% of graduates attend 4-year colleges
  • Class of 2018: 9% received National Merit recognition; 68% received Merit Scholarships totaling more than $11 million; 53% graduated with high honors; and students were accepted by all 8 Ivy League schools.

  • Each year, approximately 80% of students grades 5-8 score in the 90th percentile or above in one or more categories of the qualifying test for the Northwestern University Midwest Academic Talent Search
  • 84% of Upper School students take AP courses
  • Experiential learning opportunities at the high school through Intersession
  • Research and Leadership class presents three year research opportunity culminating in published work as a senior
  • Enrichment and/or advanced courses available K-12
  • Foreign language instruction begins at Age 2
  • Upper School business entrepreneurship & student-run coffee shop and smoothie bar enterprises
  • Hands-on Innovation and Science Labs
  • Two learning gardens
  • Lower and Upper School robotics programs
  • Zspace 3D virtual learning platform
  • City's largest International Student Program
  • Learn more about CHCA's Academic Results

Spiritual Life

  • Christian Studies curriculum designed to challenge students to own their faith
  • Theological Integration across all subject areas
  • Interactive weekly chapels for all grade levels
  • Student-led chapel worship
  • Full-time Upper School Chaplain
  • 140 churches represented


  • Service immersion program (with dedicated staff at the Upper School) designed to inspire servant leadership and engagement in all grades with local, national, and international service opportunities; service immersion experiences begin in 7th grade
  • Student Organized Service at the Upper School encourages student leadership
  • 120 service hours required during high school, though graduates on average complete 200-250 hours in service


  • Full range of band, strings, vocal, drama, dance and visual arts offerings with dedicated fine arts facilities offered to all grades
  • Program breadth and depth increases by grade (curricular and extracurricular) and includes A.P. Music Theory and A.P. Art Studio in grades 9-12
  • 5+ theater productions annually
  • 84% of students participate in Fine Arts
  • 500-seat theater
  • Cappies- award winning theater program
  • Largest annual school Fine Arts Festival in the city
  • Expert faculty including professional and reknowned musicians and artists
  • Friends of Fine Arts booster organization supports robust programs


  • Miami Valley Conference; since joining the MVC (9 member schools), CHCA has won more than one third of conference championships
  • Over 65 athletic teams grades 7-12
  • 60% of students participate in K-8 intramural programs or club teams
  • 65% of our high school students participate in CHCA athletics
  • “Win Twice” philosophy: win on the scoreboard, but also bring honor to Jesus Christ through effort and approach

ExtraCurriculars and Clubs

Early Learning

F i n e A r t s

CHCA Dance Academy (Age 3-5)
Private Music Lesson Program (Age 3-4)

Lower School

F i n e A r t s

After School Art Enrichment (Gr 1-5)
ArtBeat Festival Choir (Gr K-2 and Gr 3-4)
Artists Guided Studio (Gr 5-8)
CHCA Dance Academy (Gr K-1, Gr 2-3,Gr 4-5, Gr 6-8)
Curtains Up Afterschool Acting (Gr 4-6)
Genesis Jazz (Gr 6-8)
Melody Makers (Gr 3-4)
Music Lessons Offered at CHCA (Gr 5-12)
Musical Theater Production (Gr 5-8)
Premier Pops (Gr 6-8)
Private Music Lesson Program (PK3 - Gr 8)
String Ensemble (Gr K-4)
Strings Club (Gr 6-8)
Vocal Ensemble (Gr 2-3)

Fall Sports:

Cheerleading (Gr 3-6)
Football (Gr 3-6)
LAX Development Camp (Gr 3-6)
Volleyball (Gr 3-6)

Winter Sports:
Basketball (Gr 3-6)
Eagle Skipper Jump Rope (1-4)

Spring Sports:

Lacrosse (Gr 3-6)
Track & Field (K-6)


Beak Squad Robotics - FLL (Gr 4-7)
Geography Bee (Gr 4-8)
Girls on the Run (Gr 4-5)
Homeroom Council (Gr 4-6)
Learning Fair (Gr K-3)
Mathematical Minds (Gr 4-6)
SOS Juniors (Gr 4-6)
Spelling Bee (Gr 5-8)
Upper E Socials (Gr 4-6)

Upper School

F i n e A r t s

Upper 7-8

Artists Guided Studio (Gr 5-8)
Chapel Band (Gr 7-8)
CHCA Dance Academy (Gr 6-8)
Genesis Jazz (Gr 6-8)
Music Lessons Offered at CHCA (Gr 5-12)
Musical Theater Production (Gr 5-8)
Premier Pops (Gr 6-8)
Private Music Lessons (Gr 5-12)
Strings Club (Gr 6-8)

Upper 9-12

Art Club (Gr 9-12)
Arts Open Studio (Gr 9-12)
Chapel Team (Gr 9-12)
CHCA Dance Academy (Gr 9-12)
Early Fall Play (Gr 9-12)
Fall Play (Gr 9-12)
Improv Troupe "Off the Cuff" (Gr 9-12)
Late Spring Variety Show (Gr 9-12)
Music Lessons Offered at CHCA (Gr 5-12)
Spring Musical (Gr 9-12)
Student Production Team (Gr 9-12)

Fall Sports:

Cross Country

Winter Sports:
Swimming and Diving

Spring Sports:

Track & Field


Upper 7-8

Beak Squad Robotics - FLL (Gr 4-7)
Beak Squad Robotics - FTC (Gr 7-8)
Geography Bee (Gr 5-8)
NJHS (National Junior Honor Society) (Gr 7-8)
Spanish Club (Gr 7-8)
Spelling Bee (Gr 5-8)
Student Council (Gr 7-8)

Upper 9-12

Academic Team (Gr 9-12)
After Prom (Gr 9-12)
Beak Squad Robotics - FRC (Gr 9-12)
Chinese Calligraphy Club (Gr 9-12)
Debate Team (Gr 9-12)
International Leadership Council (Gr 9-12)
Mu Alpha Theta (Gr 9-12)
NHS (National Honor Society (Gr 11-12)
Peer Advisors (Gr 11-12)
Phi Nu (Gr 10-12)
Student Council (Gr 9-12)
Student Organized Service (Gr 9-12)
Video Editing (Gr 9-12)

Armleder School

F i n e A r t s
Armleder Celebration Choir (Gr 3-6)
CHCA Dance Academy (Gr K-3, 4-5, 6-8)
FaithWalkers Dance Team (Gr 1-3, 4-6)
Musical Theater Production (Gr 5-8)
All Year:
Cincinnati Squash Academy (Gr 4-6)

Fall Sports:

Cheerleading (Gr 3-6)
Football (Gr 3-6)
LAX Development Camp (Gr 3-6)
Volleyball (Gr 3-6)

Winter Sports:
Basketball (Gr 3-6)

Spring Sports:

Lacrosse (Gr 3-6)
Track & Field (Gr K-6)

Armleder Student Council (Gr 4-6)
GipGiT (Girls in Pearls & Guys in Ties) (Gr 4-6)
M2SE (Minorities in Math, Science and Engineering) (Gr 4-6)
National Elementary Honor Society (Gr 4-6)
SOS Juniors (Gr 4-6)


The following school districts provide transportation to CHCA. Please use the links below or contact your school district’s transportation office to obtain information and/or a downloadable Transportation Request Form, as well as instructions for returning the completed form:

School District Telephone District information/forms
Kings Local (513) 398-8050 ext. 10024
Lakota (Petermann Bus) (513) 755-5821
Little Miami (513) 899-2941
Loveland (513) 683-3103
Madeira (Petermann Bus) (513) 561-1366
Mariemont (513) 272-7511
Mason (513) 398-6682
Milford (Petermann Bus) (513) 575-1563
Princeton (513) 554-0105
Sycamore (513) 686-1785
West Clermont (Petermann Bus) (513) 752-4020

Campus Locations and School Hours

Early Learning

Blake Lindner Thompson Early Childhood Learning Center
11312 Snider Road
Cincinnati, OH 45249 (map)

(for Armleder Early Learning Program location and hours, click here.)


Full-Day (8:30* a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
School-Day (8:30* a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Half-Day (8:30* a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

*Complimentary care is available from 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m, subject to space availability.

Holiday and snow day care is available. Questions? Contact

Lower School

Lower School Grades K-3 located at
Edyth B. Linder Campus, A Blue Ribbon School
11312 Snider Road, Cincinnati, OH 45249 (map)

Lower School Grades 4-6 located at
Founders’ Campus
11300 Snider Road, Cincinnati, OH 45249 (map)
Phone (513) 247-9944 ext. 232
Fax (513) 247-9362

Kindergarten Prep Full Day 8:30 a.m.* - 3:15 p.m.
Kindergarten Prep Half Day 12:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Kindergarten - Grade 3 8:30 a.m.* - 3:15 p.m.
Grades 4-6 7:55 a.m.* - 3:10 p.m.
Fee-Based After School Care 3:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

*7:30 a.m. is the earliest students may arrive

Upper School

Upper School Grades 7-8 located at
Founders’ Campus
11300 Snider Road
Cincinnati, OH 45249 (map)

Upper School Grades 9-12 located at
Martha S. Lindner Campus
11525 Snider Road
Cincinnati, OH 45249 (map)

Grades 7-87:55 a.m.* - 3:10 p.m. (*7:30 a.m. is the earliest students may arrive)
3:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. (Fee Based After School Care)

Grades 9-128:00 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.
Gr 7-12 Office Hours7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Armleder School

Armleder Campus Early Learning Program and Lower School
140 West Ninth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202 (map) (parking tips)

Early Learning Program8:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Kindergarten - Grade 67:50 a.m.* - 2:50 p.m. (bus) or 2:55 p.m. (carpool)
Fee Based After School Care3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

*7:15 a.m. is the absolute earliest that students may arrive