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What are your school hours?

Beginning of the Day:

  • On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays the first bell rings at 8:00a and classes begin at 8:10a.
  • On Wednesdays the first bell rings at 8:30a and classes begin at 8:40a.

Helpful Hint for All Grades: The first bell dismisses students to their classrooms from the lunchroom (JK-4) or Commons Area (5-8). Please drop your child or children off no later than 8:05a (M, T, Th, F)  and 8:35a (W) so they may arrive in their classroom on time. Arriving prior to the first bell will provide the necessary time students need to be ready for their day.

End of the Day (Staggered Dismissal Times):

  • 3:00p Elementary (Jr. K-Grade 4)
  • 3:08p Bus Students (Bus Departs at 3:13p)
  • 3:10p Middle School (Grades 5-8)

Regular School Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00a-4:30p.

Do you have before- and after-school care?

Cougar Club is our before- and after-school childcare program.

Hours are from 7:00-8:05a and 3:30-5:30p every day that school is in session. Cougar Club is not available on school holidays/breaks, conference days or other non-school days.

Is it too late to enroll my child for this school year?

Chapel Hill Academy accepts applications for students on a continuous basis throughout the year.

You are welcome to tour and start the application process right away, finalizing your enrollment for the upcoming school year. Questions? Contact our Admissions Office

What is the process to apply for variable tuition?

Variable Tuition gives families the opportunity to apply for financial aid each year.

This is completed by filling out a Financial Aid application via TADS. To apply now click here.

Describe your curriculum.

A Biblical worldview is fully integrated into every aspect of our curriculum, whether the publisher is Christian or secular.

We use primarily Christian publishers (ACSI, Abeka, Bob Jones); however, some subjects have non-Christian publishers. Curriculum and textbooks are reviewed regularly by CHA’s Education Policies Committee and are selected based upon the ability to meet specific objectives in place for each subject.

Do you offer a foreign language?

Spanish & Sign Language

Spanish is taught in grades Junior K-7. In grade 8, Spanish is an elective.

Sign Language is an enrichment opportunity for Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten students.

Does CHA complete standardized testing?

All students in grades K-8 complete the NWEA, MAP Test (Northwest Evaluation Association, Measures of Academic Progress) in the spring of each school year.

MAP is designed to measure student achievement in the moment, and growth over time, regardless of grade level. MAP gives quick feedback to teachers, administrators, students and parents.

What is your the average amount of homework per night?

On average CHA targets approximately 10 minutes of homework each night times the grade level

(Grade 3 X 10 minutes = 30 minutes of homework/night).

This varies in the upper grades based upon efficiency of the student in the classroom to complete work, special projects, etc.

How is technology being integrated in the classroom?

Chapel Hill Academy is committed to providing the most current technology for students.

  • Our lower school students (grades K-5) have access to various applications offered through iPad, Surface 2, and HP laptop devices.
  • Our Middle School students are assigned BAK Atlas devices (1:1) for use during the school day.
  • All students are given a free Office365 account for use in the classroom and at home.
  • Each classroom is equipped with Smartboard technology and the entire school facility features secure wireless internet access.

Do you offer bus transportation?

Chapel Hill Academy students can use District bus transportation if they reside in District 112.

We also have carpool options available contact the Admissions Office to request to be added to the carpool list.

Please see the Drop Off & Pick up page for more details Transportation Information.

Do you require uniforms?

School-approved uniforms must be worn at all times during school hours. View our Uniform Policy here.

Chapel Hill Academy uniforms reflect an environment of student equality and academic focus.

What sports are offer at CHA?

Athletics are offered to students in Grades 4-8*

Teams participate in the SSYO (Southside Youth Organization) and play teams from other area private schools.

*2nd and 3rd Grade boys and girls are given the opportunity to begin basic skills and team building through our winter Hoopsters basketball program.


  • Volleyball (Girls, Grades 5-8)
  • Soccer (Grades 5-8)


  • Hoopsters Basketball (Grades 2-3)
  • Basketball (Grades 5-8)


  • Baseball/Softball (Grades 5-8)
  • Track & Field (Grades 4-8)

What is a CHA Corporation Member, how do I become one or know if I am already one?

We encourage all family members to become corporation members.

Here’s how to qualify!

  1. Family uphold our faith covenant.
  2. Tuition account is in good standing

Benefits of Membership include:

  1. Right to vote for board members
  2. Strategic actions that require corporation vote according to the bylaws

Not sure if you are a Corporation member or not? 

To become a Corporation member, contact the school office by email or by calling 952-949-9014 to request an application. When your completed application is received, it will be submitted to the Board for review at their next scheduled meeting. You will be notified by mail of the board’s approval.