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Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy
Address
11525 Snider Road
Cincinnati, Ohio, (Hamilton County), 45249
 United States
Coordinates 39°16′36″N 84°20′11″W / 39.27667°N 84.33639°W / 39.27667; -84.33639Coordinates: 39°16′36″N 84°20′11″W / 39.27667°N 84.33639°W / 39.27667; -84.33639
Information
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation Non-denominational Christian
Established 1989
Principal Dean Nicholas[1]
Head of school Randy Brunk[1]
Faculty 121
Grades PK12
Enrollment 1434 (all grades)
Campus Suburban/Urban
Color(s) Purple and Green [1]         
Athletics conference Miami Valley Conference[1]
Team name Eagles[1]
Accreditation(s) North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [2]
Athletic Director Matt Coleman[1]
Website

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy is a private Christian university-preparatory school, located in two separate locations throughout the Cincinnati, Ohio area. Its main campus (the "North Campus") is located in Sycamore Township and Symmes Township, near the intersection of Interstate 71 and Interstate 275; the elementary school and middle school facility is separated from the high school by about one block. The Otto Armleder Memorial Education Center, which houses a K-8 school, is located in downtown Cincinnati. Its goal is to reach inner-city children who often don't have an opportunity to learn under a college-prep curriculum.

CHCA is a non-denominational school, not affiliated with a particular church or religious group, though its religious teachings are primarily based in Protestant theology.

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History

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Overview

The school was founded, in large part by Cincinnati businessman Carl Lindner, Jr., in 1989 on a 25-acre (100,000 m2) plot of land. In its first year it enrolled 165 students in pre-kindergarten through seventh grade. It has since expanded to two elementary schools, one middle school, one high school on three campuses and 1,434 students in 2005. It is also a college-prep school.

Edyth B. Lindner Elementary School

1992 saw the construction of the Edyth B. Lindner Elementary School adjacent to the original building. This elementary school enrolls pre-kindergarten through fourth grade, and restricted the original building to enrolling fifth through eighth grade.

High School

In 1995, a high school was constructed on a nearby 20-acre (81,000 m2) plot of land. In 2008, a three million dollar addition to the high school was begun.[3]

Otto Armleder Memorial Education Center

The school system purchased the historic Crosley Square Building in downtown Cincinnati to establish a school for inner-city students from pre-kindergarten to sixth grade. In March, 2006, Lindner announced a $16 million gift to the school which would allow the Armleder Center to add seventh and eighth grades to its current kindergarten through sixth grade offerings, and would also fund scholarships for some Armleder students to continue their college-prep education through high school at the main CHCA campus in Symmes Township. The Armleder student population is predominantly African-American. The North Campus student population is ~17% from diverse racial backgrounds.

Academics

Three of the four schools have been designated Blue Ribbon schools by the U.S. Department of Education, the Edyth B. Lindner elementary school in 1997, the high school in 1999, and the middle school in 2003.

All students take Christian Studies courses. Through eighth grade these are primarily devotional in scope, while the high school courses tend to be more exegetic and apologetic in scope.

Fine Arts

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy has participated in the Cincinnati chapter of the Cappies program for high school theatre since the 2003/2004 school year. CHCA received the "Best Orchestra" award for both the 2004/2005 and 2005/2006 school years, along with many nominations in other categories. The school's Orchestra also played for the Cincinnati Cappies Awards Ceremony in 2006/2007, and in the following year, played Tchaikovsky's original score of his ballet, The Sleeping Princess. This ballet however, was modified so that the school's 'EJO' or Electric Jazz Orchestra, could also take part in it, with a Jazz-inspired second act. The 'EJO" has also traveled to Kenya for a charity tour. The orchestra's main success is due to their numerous amounts of talented instructors ranging from many different backgrounds and styles. Notably a Jazz-Inspired Trumpet player, a trombone player, and a Yale Graduate female Violin Player, Mrs. Jackie Yoo. The diverse teaching style allows CHCA's Orchestra to maintain its reputation for one of the best high school orchestras in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Athletics

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy is well known for achievements in the sporting arena. In the varsity High School athletics, boys soccer won the state championship game 2-1 after double overtime and shootouts in 1993, having only freshmen and sophomore players. Similarly, in 2004/2005 they went to the state championships, losing 0-1 in the state final game at the Columbus Crew Stadium. In the same year, the baseball team went to the state championships, losing in the state semifinal game. In the 2005 football season, CHCA went 14-1, losing to Patrick Henry 42-30 in the Division V state finals.[4] CHCA is a member of the MVC (Miami Valley Conference). CHCA football just finished their season 11-1, losing to West Jefferson in the second round of the playoffs.

Notable alumni

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