Illiana Christian High School is a co-educational, private, Christian high school, located in Lansing, Illinois. It is operated by a community of Reformed Christians (people who follow the biblical understandings of John Calvin) for the benefit of their children and the children of other evangelical Christians. It was established in 1945 and continues to operate in accordance with its original mission. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is a recognized school in the state of Illinois.
Illiana is founded on the Bible as interpreted in the Reformed confessions, namely The Canons of Dort, The Heidelberg Catechism, and The Belgic Confession. We graduate academically capable young people with a comprehensive Christian view of life who are committed to the challenge of serving God and others. The school is supported by more than 4000 families and 35 Reformed churches (Christian Reformed, Reformed, Protestant Reformed, United Reformed, and independent Reformed churches). There are more than 7,000 alumni. The school is known for its academic excellence, nurture of spiritual growth, and broad array of opportunities for students. Illiana remains very closely tied to its original vision of preparing young men and women to serve God through everything they do in all areas of life. Because of our respect for each individual as an image bearer of God and our respect for all vocations as equal before God, we are committed to giving students vocational training, academic preparation, and spiritual challenge.
With 575 students, Illiana is able to offer a broad, comprehensive curriculum. There are 113 different course options including Advanced Placement classes in Calculus, Chemistry, English, German, Government, and Spanish. Pupil/Professional ratio is 14/1. Average class size is 21. 90% of our graduates continue their education after high school, 70% at colleges and 20% at trade schools. Students are required to take the following:
8 semesters English 6 semesters Social Studies 4 semesters Bible
6 semesters Math 4 semesters Science 3 semesters P.E./Health
2 semesters Business 1 semester Family Sci/Tech 1 semester Music/Art
Most students exceed these requirements to be well prepared for college. Students must complete 24.0 credits, four years of at least six courses continuously, to receive a diploma.
The average ACT score for the most recent year was 23.9 with about 85% of students taking the test. The average state score was 20.5.
Most of the faculty has a Master’s degree, and the average years of teaching experience is 15.
EXTRA- AND CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:
Musical opportunities include Jazz Band, Pep Band, Symphonic/Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Musical, Acapella Choir, Concert Choir, Women’s Chorale, Freshmen Ensemble. Athletic Opportunities for boys include Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, and Wrestling. Opportunities for girls include Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track, and Volleyball.
Other activities include Bill of Rights Convention, Bowling, Care Convention, Chapel, Christian Service Club, Close-Up in the Capital, Drama, Fine Arts, Flag and Rifle Corp, Intramurals, Landlopers, Math Team, Newspaper, Scribes, Senior Service, Student Council, Tutor Team, and Yearbook.