About Illiana Christian High School

“Illiana Christian High School is founded on the Bible as interpreted in the Reformed creeds.
We graduate academically capable people with a comprehensive Christian view of life
committed to the challenge of serving God and others.”

Welcome to Illiana Christian

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.

Academic Program:

With 630 students, Illiana offers a broad, comprehensive curriculum. There are 110 different course options including Advanced Placement classes in Calculus, Chemistry, German, Government, Statistics and Spanish, as well as 17 dual-credit classes providing college credit. Pupil/professional ratio is 13/1. Illiana’s average class size is 20 students. 88% of our graduates continue their education after high school. The average composite SAT score for the class of 2022 was 1095 with about 98% of the students taking the test. Most of our faculty members have Master’s degrees and they average 20 years of teaching experience.

Extra- and Co-curricular Activities:

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.


Biblical Understanding of Race that Underpins Instruction at ICHS

The following principles guide instruction in ICHS classrooms whenever subjects of race relations or justice arise:

  1. People of all races and ethnicities are created in God’s image (Gen. 1:27).  This fact is the foundation for treating all human beings with dignity and respect.
  2. All people have sinned. Prejudice, racism, and injustice are byproducts of our fall into sin (Genesis 3, Romans 5:12).
  3. God loves, redeems, and welcomes people of all races and ethnicities into His kingdom (Isaiah 42: 1-7, Romans 3:22-24, Revelation 7: 9-10)
  4. People of different races and ethnicities should never use race or ethnicity as a marker to suggest any class of people is more or less favored by God.  Instead, we are to live together in harmony, working as one body with Christ our head (Gal. 3:28, I Corinthians 12).
  5. God repeatedly calls His people to work for justice for all people, particularly those who are marginalized such as the poor, the foreigner, the orphan, and the widow (Deuteronomy 24, Jeremiah 22, Psalm 82:3, Isaiah 53, Luke 10: 25-37, Matthew 25).
  1. Human history bears clearly the marks of sin and injustice, so to understand history and various cultures, students must recognize how racism and ethnocentrism have shaped the human story.  In learning both a biblical understanding of humanity and an honest and full picture of history, students are equipped to join Christ in the redemptive work of loving and working with people of all races and ethnicities.

From the Principal:

God calls us to be in community, and that is what Illiana Christian High School is all about.  From the moment you walk through the doors, you immediately feel a part of this wonderful community.  Jesus and his love are at the forefront of the hundreds of classes, clubs, sports, and countless activities offered at Illiana and detailed on this website.  Please, click around and navigate your way to learn more and if you need more information than is offered on the website, feel free to contact the school or come for a visit.

I am Brent Vermeulen and I get the privilege of serving as the Principal of Illiana Christian. I am humbled to help Christian families have a place to come to that is welcoming, safe, and develops a passion for our God.  We also pride ourselves in providing a top notch education to help young men and women grow and find out what God’s plan is for their lives while they are in these hallways.  We are currently a school of 630 students and growing with courses, pathways, and programs for every student to find their way to be a valued contributor to God’s kingdom.

~ Brent  Vermeulen, Principal


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