Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy

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Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy
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
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) 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 Black [1]         
Athletics conference Miami Valley Conference[1]
Team name Eagles[1]
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [2]
Athletic Director Matt Coleman[1]

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy is a private Christian university-preparatory school, located on two campuses in Cincinnati, Ohio. Its main campus, 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 in downtown Cincinnati.

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.



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 one elementary school, one middle school, and one high school on two campuses with 1,434 students in 2005. It is a college-prep school.

Edyth B. Lindner Elementary School[edit]

The construction of the Edyth B. Lindner Elementary School adjacent to the original building took place in 1992. This elementary school building houses preschool through fourth grade; the original building has fifth through eighth grade.

Martha S. Lindner High School[edit]

In 2001, a high school was constructed on a nearby 20-acre (81,000 m2) plot of land. In 2008, a $3 million addition to the high school was begun. It was completed in January 2009.[3]

Otto Armleder Memorial Education Center[edit]

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.[citation needed]

The Armleder student population is predominantly African-American; the North Campus student population is ~17% from diverse racial backgrounds.


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 Martha S. Lindner High school in 1999, and the middle school in 2003.[citation needed]

All students take Christian Studies courses. Through eighth grade these are primarily devotional in scope, while the high school courses tend to be more academically rigorous, with a focus on historical critical interpretations, biblical exegesis, and theological issues inherent in developing a thoroughly Christian worldview.

Fine arts[edit]

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy has participated in the Cincinnati chapter of the Cappies program for high school theater since the 2003/2004 school year. CHCA received the "Best Orchestra" award for both the 2004/2005 and 2005/2006 school years, along with 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 Electric Jazz Orchestra (EJO), could also take part in it, with a jazz-inspired second act. The EJO has also traveled nationally and internationally, including making trips to Puerto Rico and Kenya for a humanitarian tour.[citation needed]


In the varsity high school athletics, boys soccer won the state championship game 2-1 after double overtime and shootouts in 1993, with 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 semi-final 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).

In the 2014 football season, CHCA's football team finished the regular season at 10-0 with a #1 ranking in the state for Division V. They finished the season in disappointing fashion losing to Hamilton Badin in the Regional Semifinals, ending 11-1. Senior Quarterback, Conner Osborne, was at the helm of the Eagle football team for 3 years accumulating statistics that helped him finish as one of the best to play the position in CHCA history. Along with Osborne, Nick Marsh and Ryan Prescott led the team on defense (tackles, sacks, fumbles, interceptions). The team captains in 2014 were Nick Marsh, Conner Osborne, Ryan Prescott, Tyler Renners, and Kyle Davis.

In the 2014 baseball season, CHCA finished as State Runner-Up (losing to Coldwater 4-2 in the State Championship game). They were led by Senior pitcher, Cameron Varga, who finished the year with a 0.00 ERA and undefeated season. His last start of the year was in the State Semifinals where he threw a No-Hitter and the Eagles beat Orville 6-0. He capped off that spectacular day by getting drafted in the 2nd Round of the MLB Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays. The offensive leader was Senior catcher/3rd baseman, Kyle Davis. Davis is committed to West Virginia University on a baseball scholarship, and finished as the school's all-time leader in Hits, RBIs, and Doubles.

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