CHS has rolling admissions. Applications can be submitted throughout the year and acceptance is based on space availability.
The length of time involved in the application process depends almost entirely on how soon the applicant's file is completed. Once a file is complete, the Admissions Committee is convened and decisions are usually communicated to families within two weeks.
CHS maintains a guideline that applicants should be age five by August 31 to apply for kindergarten. There are some rare exceptions based on information gathered in the application and testing process. Private screenings with each applicant take 20-30 minutes and help to ensure that our kindergarten program is a good match for each child's developmental needs.
Families are encouraged to contact the Admissions Office to find out about a specific grade level. When classes fill up, we maintain a wait pool, giving first priority to students with siblings already in CHS.
CHS has an average classroom size of 17 students.
Christian Heritage School is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and is recognized by the Connecticut Department of Education. CHS has active membership in the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB), the University of Connecticut Early College Experience (UConn ECE) with 5 CHS faculty members serving as adjunct professors, the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), the Association of Independent School Admission Professionals (AISAP), and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).
Over 65% of all faculty and administration have earned an advanced degree in either education or their specific teaching area. All lower school faculty members hold at least a Bachelors Degree in elementary education. All teachers are certified or are working towards their certification in Connecticut. All upper school faculty members have a degree in their specific subject area of discipline and most are certified in Connecticut or in the state in which they went to college.
CHS does not use a specific curriculum but rather selects from various publishers. Each text is carefully selected on the basis of content and appropriateness for each course and/or grade level. Whether or not the text itself is biblically-based, biblical truths and principals are integrated into every subject area by our teachers.
CHS uses FACTS, a program designed to give parents and students access to student grades, homework assignments, and attendance records. For FAQs regarding FACTS, please click here.
Although CHS has a Learning Center, we cannot accept all students that have learning needs. The purpose of the CHS Learning Center is to provide assistance to students who are struggling academically because of minor learning differences. The content of Learning Center lessons is based on classroom work, teacher input, and student needs. Parental consent is required and parents are charged an additional fee for this service.
CHS is not affiliated with any particular church or denomination. We warmly welcome students from a wide variety of church traditions. Our current families represent over 90 churches and congregations.
With an average SAT score over 80 points higher than area schools and 23 Honors level and AP level courses in our curriculum, our students are well-prepared academically to place in some of the country's finest institutions.
Since our first graduating Class of 1984, over 99% of our graduates have matriculated to a variety of colleges and universities throughout the world. For example, graduates have been accepted to Dartmouth, M.I.T., McGill (Canada), Cambridge (England), William & Mary, Gordon, Taylor, U.S. Naval Academy, Boston College, Boston University, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Duke, Johns Hopkins University, Vanderbilt University and many more. Please view our high school profile for the most recent information.
The criteria for admittance is multi-faceted. All information gleaned from the applicant’s admission file is carefully considered when making an admission decision. CHS is sincerely concerned for the proper placement of each child and whether or not we have the resources available to help them succeed academically.
You can easily access your password-protected online application to check the status or you can call or email the Admissions Office with any questions (203.590.6115 or Email).