About The School

About CHCA
Mission Statement

Through excellent academics, spiritual development, and outstanding extracurricular activities, Cottage Hill Christian Academy partners with our parents to help our students reach their God-given potential and to become servant leaders who will impact the world for Christ.
Vision Statement

Cottage Hill Christian Academy will be the choice for a Christ-centered, academically challenging education.  The Cottage Hill experience will build lasting relationships, develop leaders, encourage a love of learning, and engage students in the intellectual and social challenges of our times, guided by a biblical worldview.

·COURAGE – standing up for what they believe. -  1 Chronicles 28:20 “Be strong and courageous and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God is with you.” NIV

·FAITH – believing in the promises of God’s Word and living their lives accordingly, allowing it to transform their lives. - Hebrews 11:1 “Now Faith is the assurance of things hoped for and the conviction of things not seen.” NASB

·RESPECT – honor and value everyone, believing that God created all people in his image. - Romans 12:10 “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” NIV

·KNOWLEDGE – having information, facts or ideas acquired by study, investigation, observation or experience.  - Proverbs 1:7 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.” NIV

·WISDOM - acquired knowledge, intellect, and experiences needed to make decisions in their lives that are both beneficial and productive. - Proverbs 3:13 “Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding. “

·CHARACTER - exhibiting a set of qualities and behaviors that are guided by Christian principles, even in tough situations. - Romans 5:3 & 4 “But we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance, perseverance produces character and character produces hope.” ESV


School Hours:

Church Campus:

Take in: 7:45 a.m. (the late bell) for all K2-8th

Dismissal is:
K2-K5: 2:30 p.m.
1st: 2:40 p.m.
2nd – 4th: 2:45 p.m.
5th: 2:50 p.m.
6th – 8th: 2:55 p.m.

West Campus:

8:00 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.

Early Education Center: 

6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on West Campus and Church Campus

Cottage Hill Christian Academy offers:

•Advanced Placement (AP) Classes in Math, English, History and Art
•AdvancED Accreditation / AISA Blue Ribbon School
•Dual Enrollment Classes -University of Alabama, Troy University, and University of Mobile
•Competitive sports for students in grades 3-12 
•Fine Arts Program for K2- 12th Grade 
•Clubs, Service Opportunities, and Mission Trips 
•Music Conservatory
•Computer Labs, laptop carts, Internet Cafe
•Accelerated Reader Program (Lower School) 

AdvancED Accredited Logo

Quality Assurance Review Report
Executive Summary


The AdvancED School Accreditation Process provides schools with a comprehensive framework for continually improving student learning and school effectiveness. To earn and maintain accreditation, schools:

1. Meet the AdvancED standards and policies: The AdvancED Accreditation Standards for Quality Schools are derived from education research and best practice. They require that schools have a clear vision and purpose; have a rigorous curriculum taught through sound, research based methods, collect, report, and use performance results; provide adequate resources and support for its educational programs; value and communicate with stakeholders; and have a commitment to continuously improve.   
2. Engage in a continuous process of improvement: Schools implement an improvement process; whereby, they identify a shared vision, maintain a school-wide profile of the current reality, establish plans and assess the implementation of interventions, and document the results of their efforts to improve student learning and school effectiveness.   
3. Demonstrate quality assurance through internal and external review: The school has in place quality assurance systems and processes to maximize effectiveness across the school to improve student performance. The school engages in regular internal self-review and hosts an external review once every five years.

Assessments of AdvancED Standards

--Highly Functional means the school is exceptional in its demonstration of the standard and exhibits practices not commonly found in other schools. Only a small percentage of schools will rate in this area.
--Operational means the school is demonstrating the standard and using practices you would find in other good schools. The majority of schools will rate in this area.
--Emerging means the school is beginning to put in place the practices necessary to meet the standard but is not meeting it. Some schools may fall into this area.
--Not Evident means that the school has no practices in place or beginning efforts to meet the standard. Only a small number of schools will fall in this area, as the Readiness Visit is conducted before entry in the process should ensure that schools are beginning to or have practices in place to meet the standard.