“As a parent of children who attended this school, I must commend them for accommodating children and their individual learning styles. I had two very different children and thanks to the teachers here, each one has been successful in everything they have set out to do. I did not have to fight for help with my individualized learner nor did I have to fight to challenge my other child.”
Good Shepherd Christian Academy
East Garfield Park, Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Cragin, and Avondale
3740 W. Belden Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647-2348
About Good Shepherd Christian Academy
Good Shepherd Christian Academy utilizes diverse teaching methods to build a challenging, engaging curriculum. Students complete project-based learning focused on critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, collaboration, and self-management. Students engage in a rigorous process of asking questions, finding resources, and applying information. Projects feature real-world content that speaks to students’ personal concerns and interests.
El Sistema Music
Good Shepherd Christian Academy incorporates the El Sistema music philosophy and methods into student instruction. In El Sistema, students use their bodies and voices as an instrument, accrue basic understanding of music note values, and begin to understand reading music notes in the treble clef. Students feel an ownership of the music process, taking responsibility for both individual and group improvement.
Good Shepherd Christian Academy has full recognition from the Illinois State Board of Education.
Student Body: Coed
Grade Levels: PK 3 & 4, K-8
- Before School
- After School
Programs and Services
- Illinois Action for Children accepted (childcare)
- Violin and Guitar Lessons
From Our Parents
“[Good Shepherd Christian Academy is an] amazing school to have your children in! I have been involved with the school now for 11 years! My oldest graduated from here and is now a senior in high school. My 2nd is now in 8th grade, my stepdaughter is in 5th, and my baby boy is in Kindergarten. [I have] never met such an amazing team of educators and LOVING Christians whose first priority is the children excelling spiritually and academically! LOVE this school!”
“Los profesores aquí son dedicados y trabajan muy duro. Hacen el aprendizaje divertido y modelan buen comportamiento en todos los aspectos. Good Shepherd Christian Academy es una comunidad de amor y aprendizaje donde los estudiantes se nutren y tienen espacio para florecer. Mi hijo sigue creciendo como resultado de experiencias de práctica ‘aprendizaje basado en proyectos’ en Ciencias, música, arte y tecnología.”