Nestled into the hills of Chatsworth, California, we are the San Fernando Valley’s only International Baccalaureate World School from Preschool through 8th Grade.
Chatsworth Hills Academy is a premier private school in Los Angeles, California that offers programs and classes for children from Preschool through 8th grade. We pride ourselves on the community we build, the campus we take care of, and the International Baccalaureate program we offer.
CHA is a nurturing, supportive community where students enjoy coming to school. Our teachers are passionate about creating opportunities that stimulate each child’s natural curiosity. We celebrate the cultural diversity of our families and value their partnership and participation. Graduates emerge from CHA with the confidence, skills, and global mindset needed for future success.
Founded in 1977, Chatsworth Hills Academy’s 16 acre campus is a tranquil, safe setting that awakens and nurtures a love for learning. Tall Pines, natural rock formations, and grassy open spaces provide wonderful opportunities for outdoor discovery. Respect and love for the environment are emphasized as we encourage our students to be stewards of their campus.
CHA is proud to officially be a member of the International Baccalaureate Organization which includes 4,655 elite schools worldwide, 2,833 of which are in the United States.
We provide exceptional early childhood education, primary education, and middle school classes and programs. CHA students gain a holistic view of how the world works and an appreciation for diversity. Our students are independent thinkers, open-minded to the ideas of others, and collaborate effectively in their pursuit of knowledge.
The Early Childhood Program at CHA allows students to engage and inquire in a safe and supportive environment. Our loving and nurturing faculty provide a wonderful balance of play and exploration, while laying the foundation of skills necessary to become lifelong learners.
The Lower School curriculum at CHA aims to create curious and internationally-minded students through an inquiry-based approach to learning. By linking the California Standards to globally significant concepts the students develop critical thinking, research, collaborative, and communication skills valued in the future workforce.
CHA’s Middle School students learn to advocate for themselves, communicate their thoughts, and act with integrity. They engage in issues and ideas with local and global significance and learn to take responsible action that makes a difference. The top local high schools actively recruit CHA graduates and value their ability to think critically and work independently.
Campers at CHA’s Summer Adventures Program learn about and feel the inclusive strength of being a part of the Tribes program where they learn how to respect each other, include everyone, and work effectively together. Activities are structured around a weekly engaging theme that provides campers with a well-balanced program with rich and varied activities, including swimming, hiking, archery, archaeology, athletics, music and movement, drama, arts and crafts, science, nature, recreational games, and technology.
At CHA Character Development permeates everything we do as we foster student growth ethically, emotionally, and intellectually. The attributes of tolerance, respect, and compassion are integrated with globally relevant lessons in math, science, english, and history.
CHA students are…
We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.
We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.
We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.
We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.
We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.
We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.
We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.
We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.
We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives-intellectual, physical, and emotional-to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.
We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.
We strive to be San Fernando Valley’s best private school option for children aged 2 through the 8th grade. Families at CHA become members of a lifelong community. Discover for yourself what our parents, students, and alumni are saying about us!
“CHA provided me the perfect base for my education which allowed me to reach out and find more opportunities to grow as a student. I was able to try many things and I was encouraged to pursue my interests. CHA gave me a strong foundation and confidence in who I am.”
Alumnus, Class of 2013
“CHA is more than a school to me, it’s my second home. Knowing you are in a place where people care and want the best for you makes it the best learning environment ever. I am confident it has prepared me well for what lies ahead.”
Student, 8th Grade