Illiana Christian High School is a co-educational, private, Christian high school located in Dyer, IN. It is operated by an association of Reformed Christians (people who follow the biblical understandings of John Calvin) for the benefit of their children and the children of other Christian families. It was established in 1945 and continues to operate in accordance with its original mission. It is accredited by AdvancED, by Christian Schools International, and is recognized by the state of Indiana.
With 477 students, Illiana is able to offer a broad, comprehensive curriculum. There are 110 different course options including Advanced Placement classes in Calculus, Chemistry, English, German, Government and Spanish, as well as dual-credit classes providing college credit. Pupil/professional ratio is 14/1. Illiana’s average class size is 17 students. 95% of our graduates continue their education after high school. The average ACT score for the year 2019 was 24.0 with about 95% of the students taking the test. Most of the faculty have Master’s degrees and average 21 years of teaching experience.
Musical opportunities include Jazz Band, Pep Band, Symphonic Band, Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Musical, Chamber Singers, Acapella Choir, Concert Choir and Women’s Chorale. Athletic opportunities for boys include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, track, volleyball and wrestling. Athletic opportunities for girls include basketball, cheerleading, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track, and volleyball.
Other activities include Bill of Rights convention, chapel, dodgeball, Echo, GO Club, Close-Up in the Capital, drama, fine arts, flag corps, intramurals, IMPACT, Landlopers, Math Team, Robotics, Senior Service, Student Council, and Yearbook.
The following principles guide instruction in ICHS classrooms whenever subjects of race relations or justice arise:
The most important thing to know about Illiana is that it is a Christian school. That means a lot and we would like to tell you a bit more about just what kind of Christian school Illiana is and why that is so important. There are also many other things about Illiana that you should know, so please take some time to wade through this site and explore it. We have tried to arrange it logically and intuitively. We have tried to be thorough so that you can find out whatever you want to know about the school.
We consider this website a kind of introduction to Illiana Christian High School, but it is only an introduction. Feel free to call the school, visit the school, and ask around about the school.
My name is Peter Boonstra. I am the principal of Illiana Christian. I consider myself a servant of the school, willing to do what I can to make sure that Christian families not only find a safe wholesome environment here, but find Illiana to be a place that challenges and nurtures young men and women to grow and learn intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically. For a school of about 480 students we have many programs, courses, and opportunities which together nurture and develop each student’s capacity and capability as contributors to God’s kingdom.