Pamela Joy O'Grady (grandparent)

I am so grateful for those that came before me and were brave enough to heed God's call on their life.



Hilton Head Christian Academy was founded in 1979 by George and Mary Winn Lent. They had a passion for Christian education and with the help of several other families, the school opened at Grace Church on Matthews Drive.

In 1981, a board of directors was formed and a few years later, HHCA found its home on Arrow Road. Although our first graduating class in 1984 only had one graduate, by 1987 our kindergarten had 31 students.

Around that time, Robert Graves (current grandparent at HHCA) experienced something that would change HHCA history. “As I was driving over the bridge to Hilton Head, it was as if the Lord said, Robert, Hilton Head has been so good to you. What are you going to do for Hilton Head?”

He shared this with his friend, Konrad Marcus and Kon said “You’re going to help me build a school for HHCA!” So with the help of John Reed (current grandparent at HHCA) and many other families at the school, a dream was born.

In 1989, just one short decade after the school was founded, our doors opened at 55 Gardner Drive with more than a 170 students. Today we have more than 380 students as we continue our vision To Know Christ and Make Him Known!

Then & Now. . .


1979 School opens on Matthews Drive (Pre-K through 12th grade)
1981 Board of Directors formed
1984 First Graduate of HHCA
1989 Moved to 55 Gardner Drive (our current location)
1994 Middle School campus addition
2001 High School hall, cafeteria, media center addition
2013 Performing Arts Center, Band, Art, and classroom addition

Hilton Head Christian Academy

Hilton Head Christian Academy is a Christ-centered College Preparatory School serving grades Kindergarten through 12th.