Chatsworth Hills Academy is a college preparatory school whose
mission is to create a community of life-long learners who
collaborate effectively in the pursuit of knowledge. Our nurturing
faculty facilitates experiential learning through inquiry and
encourages students to pursue their passions, ask questions, and
be open-minded. CHA students develop the skills of analyzing
information, thinking critically, and reflecting on their learning.
Guided by the shared principles of caring, tolerance, and
compassion, students learn to respect one another and their
environment, and discover their place within a diverse and
evolving global society.
Chatsworth Hills Academy (CHA) is a non-profit 501(C) 3 co-educational day school for children in Preschool and grades K-8. It is located in the northwestern corner of the San Fernando Valley, the major suburban portion of Los Angeles. CHA’s graduates are prepared for admission to selective secondary schools and later matriculate into colleges/universities of similar reputation.
Chatsworth Hills Academy’s history begins in 1977 when its founder Liz Stillwell Shapiro opened the Neighborhood School. The following year the school moved to current location but also operated a satellite campus at Van Nuys for younger students in grades 1-3. In 1980 the Van Nuys campus was closed with all the students moved to one location here in Chatsworth and the school changed its name to Chatsworth Hills Academy. Since its small beginnings the school has grown to over two hundred students PK through eighth grade. The school for a long period of time leased the majority of its campus at the current location but in 2013 the school managed after a lengthy and expensive process to acquire the 16 acre site on which it is located.