HHCA is On The Move

Hilton Head Christian Academy’s mission is to partner with our families by providing our students with a firm foundation comprising a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and a relentless pursuit of excellence in academics, athletics and the arts, through which students are equipped to impact the world for His glory.

Bluffton Campus FAQ

List of 11 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: WHY MOVE TO BLUFFTON?

    While our current campus has allowed us to begin implementing a 21st Century Educational Model, the new facility will provide the specialized space needed to enable this model to be fully realized.  Essentially, the move to Bluffton will give us the opportunity to grow every aspect of our school to the next level. It means state-of-the-art academic spaces and learning communities, designated areas for the arts and top-notch athletic facilities.

    Perhaps more important than our physical space is our dedication to our vision which is "To know Christ and to make Him known."  Inherent in this vision is the opportunity to share it with as many families as possible.  

    The Bluffton area is the fastest growing area in SC and among the fastest growing areas along the East Coast.  Currently over half of of our students come from Bluffton and the population continues to grow, especially among young families. With this move we will pave the way for the next generation of HHCA graduates to continue to impact the world for the glory of God.
  • Q: WHERE IS THE BLUFFTON CAMPUS?

    The HHCA property is located at the corner of Bluffton Parkway and Masters Way. Thanks to generous donors, we have 27 amazing acres in a prime location. Our new locations allow us to double the size of our campus and reach more families who want an excellent, faith-based education.
  • Q: WHAT WILL THE NEW CAMPUS OFFER?

    The Bluffton facility will almost double the size of our current facility (14 acres to 27 acres). All our students from Kindergarten through 12th grade would benefit from this move, as we will offer:

    A lower school that continues to provide the best components of a classical style education with the seamless incorporation of today’s technology.
     
    A middle school with an expanded STEM and integrated humanities program that helps students begin realizing the connections between their subjects.
     
    An upper school with a college-type learning environment and the added benefit of an invested mentor and faculty member providing counsel and wisdom throughout their high school experience.

    The new campus will enable us to enhance our academic, art, and athletic programs.
     
     
  • Q: WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE CURRENT HILTON HEAD CAMPUS?

     This question has been asked regularly since our announcement in January. The Hilton Head campus has recently been listed with NAI Carolina Charter. All inquiries into the property can be made to Baker Wilkins (843-837-4470).
  • Q: WHY NOT HAVE TWO CAMPUSES?

    In a word, Community.

    Because we encourage a culture of mentoring between our Kindergarten through 12th grade students, we have placed a high priority on our community staying together. Our desire is to have one community on one site. 
  • Q: HOW ARE WE FUNDING OUR MOVE TO BLUFFTON?

    • Proceeds from the sale of the Hilton Head campus
    • Eagles' Wings: Elevating Excellence Capital Campaign
    • Fiscally responsible financing as needed
    Because of the generous donation of the land in Bluffton, we have no debt on that property.
  • Q: HOW MUCH WILL THE NEW CAMPUS COST?

    Currently we are in the architectural phase of the process and are finalizing exact costs. At this point, the estimated cost will be $15-$20 million.
  • Q: WHEN WILL THE NEW CAMPUS OPEN?

    The goal is to have a physical presence in Bluffton in 2019 and to have the full campus running in 2020. As with any undertaking of this size, the project’s timeline relies on a number of factors. We will continue to seek God’s guidance and timing.
  • Q: WHAT ABOUT TRANSPORTATION?

    Bus service will continue. It’s a reverse commute for islanders without the traffic that Bluffton students currently face coming onto the island.
  • Q: WHERE DO I GO TO GET ANSWERS TO ANY QUESTIONS I MAY HAVE?

    Please direct any questions to our Bluffton Campus email address blufftoncampus@hhca.org . We want to answer any questions you may have during this exciting time of our school. Updates will be continually posted on bluffton.hhca.org.
  • Q: HOW CAN I HELP?

    We need you.
    Here are ways you can help. We need everyone involved to make this a reality.
    • Prayer
    • Donations
    • Services or “in-kind” donations
    • Time- please contact blufftoncampus@hhca.org for more information
The Bluffton campus is being designed with the long-term vision of what HHCA will need in 10 to 15 years. Our plan is to have the entire school operating in the new site in 2020. At that time, we will have everything needed to operate an excellent K-12 academic program, complete with fine arts and athletics. However, the entire build-out will not be completed by 2020 and will continue over the coming years. The full plan as pictured below allows for future growth and expanded programs in all facets of the school.

About

Bluffton Campus

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A Few Perspectives

    • Lydia Edmunds (former Lower School principal) shares her perspective on where HHCA has been and where we are headed.

Hilton Head Christian Academy

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