our academy

Our history & today

New Life Academy (NLA), formerly known as Salem Christian School, has carried a tradition of faith-based, quality education for more than 45 years.  Historically located in Logan Square, NLA offers top quality private education to students across the city.  Conveniently located, New Life Academy offers a challenging curriculum a grade level ahead of placement for a diverse, urban population.  Offering grades PreK - 6, students receive rigorous instruction with the added benefit of our small class sizes.  Our average student/teacher ratio is approximately 12:1.  Beyond the academic content areas, students receive PE, Music, Art, enrichment classes, and extracurricular activities.

our mission

The mission of New Life Academy is to provide a quality education from a Christian perspective, equipping students to become leaders who serve God, while embracing the diversity of an urban community.

our Purpose

We strive to promote young men and women who think clearly and listen carefully with discernment and understanding; that are capable of evaluating their entire range of experience in the light of the Scriptures; and who do so with eagerness in joyful submission to God.  We aim to find them well prepared in all situations, possessing both information and knowledge of how to use it, and we aspire they be socially graceful and spiritually gracious; equipped with and understanding the tools of learning.