“Walther has been a very big influence on who I am today. The school has become my second family and home and has given me the opportunity to not only excel academically but grow stronger in my faith and relationship with God. The teachers are not only dedicated to helping the students learn but to build relationships and be someone we can lean on when other problems pop up. I am truly grateful for all that Walther has done for me.”
Walther Christian Academy
Maywood, Melrose Park, Chicago, Bellwood, Berkeley, Broadview, Oak Park, and River Forest neighborhoods
900 Chicago Avenue
Melrose Park, IL 60160
About Walther Christian Academy
Walther Christian Academy serves students in middle school through high school. With a full range of academic and extracurricular programs, championship athletics, and a fine arts and music program. Advanced students regularly take college-level classes at Concordia University Chicago through the dual enrollment program, and many enter college with a semester’s credit.
Students graduating from high school at Walther Christian Academy are prepared to succeed in college and their chosen careers. Walther’s diverse school community reflects an increasingly diverse world, encouraging cultural sensitivity, respect, and appreciation of others.
Success in Numbers:
Ten percent of Walther seniors in 2018 were Illinois State Scholars. One hundred percent of graduating seniors in 2017 was admitted to a college or enlisted in the Armed Forces, and 30 percent received scholarship offers, totaling over $6 million.
STEM at Walther:
Walther’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) focused middle school, utilizes an education curriculum based on the newest standards in science education: The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), developed in collaboration with Concordia University Chicago and made possible by CLEF’s financial support.
The STEM curriculum provides cutting-edge teaching that meets each Walther middle school student at his/her level and prepares them to be consumers and developers of science in the future. At the end of the year, students participate in a STEM challenge that brings together science objectives and connects to other content areas of Math, Engineering, and Technology.
Walther Christian Academy has full recognition from the Illinois State Board of Education.
Student Body: Coed
Grade Levels: 6th – 12th grade
Programs and Services
- Band and Choir
- Athletics Program
- National Honor Society
- College and Career Counseling
- Bus Service
From Our Parents & Students
“Walther Christian Academy exists to share Jesus, educate God’s children, and develop future leaders for the church and the world. We have witnessed so many marvelous blessings through the lives of Walther students, including our three daughters and a son-in-law. It is an education for the Christian life.”