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Christian Liberty Academy

Christian Liberty Academy (CLA) was founded in 1968 by the late Dr. Paul Lindstrom. Since then we have become a preeminent Christian school in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, rich in Bible-based traditional education for children in preschool through high school. Our rigorous curriculum is taught by dedicated and highly qualified Christian faculty. Please browse our website and then contact us for a visit to our campus so that you can experience first-hand the affirming and challenging environment that is Christian Liberty Academy.

Who Are We?
Christian Liberty Academy is a private, independent, Christian school serving approx. 750 students, located in Wheeling Township, Cook County, Illinois. The Academy serves families who live in 69 surrounding cities. The Church of Christian Liberty provides oversight for the Academy as one of its ministries, though students and parents are not required to be members or attend the church.

Christian Liberty Academy possesses rigorous academic standards that are second to none. We have students who love to learn and share the high expectations of their instructors. The CLA curriculum is designed to help students mature from students with strong basic skills to articulate, independent thinkers with strong spiritual convictions and a heart for service to the Lord.

The academic school year consists of 35 weeks divided into two semesters. CLA uses a traditional scheduling approach, with the school day beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 3:35 p.m. Nine 40-minute classes and a 20-minute chapel period structure the day.

Portrait of a CLA Student
Christian Liberty Academy is committed to creating an educational environment that nurtures our students' spiritual and intellectual growth. Upon leaving Christian Liberty Academy, our students will:

  • Demonstrate a well-formed conscience based on the teachings of Jesus Christ
  • Display Christian behavior in all aspects of daily life
  • Be self-directed and disciplined
  • Show proficiency in all academic areas to enter and succeed in college and graduate school
  • Possess knowledge and skills in the arts, athletics, and extra-curricular activities
  • Utilize technology effectively to solve problems
  • Work cooperatively and successfully with others
  • Communicate effectively, think creatively, and be life-long learners
  • Adjust to a changing world and work through obstacles
  • Treat every individual as a person created in the image and likeness of God
Please visit the Christian Liberty Academy website for more information.