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Why Christian Education

HHCA was founded with the vision "To Know Christ and Make Him Known".  Here, Christian education means helping each student see all of life through the lens of Scripture.  To that end, we integrate a Biblical worldview into every subject, weaving Christian principles into all our instruction. Whether through Academics, Athletics or Fine Arts, biblical teaching is at the heart of everything we do.At every stage of their educational journey, HHCA students are given foundational tools that help them see the world as God sees it:

  • In the earliest years, students understand that God created the world and continues to be actively involved in His creation. They begin to understand the difference between a biblical worldview of creation vs. evolution.
     
  • In Middle School, students understand a biblical view of God and man, along with the over-arching biblical view of knowledge and truth.
     
  • As students approach the end of their time at HHCA and prepare for the life God has planned for them, students gain a biblical view of ethics.

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."

C.S. Lewis

 


 

Teaching the Bible in Lower, Middle, and Upper School

For nearly 45 years at HHCA, teaching the Bible has been an essential piece of our academic work. Our Bible classes (required curriculum in Lower, Middle, and Upper School) are designed to be intentional, relevant, clear, and formational. 

We stand with the historic Christian church by taking the Bible as the authoritative and inerrant Word of God. This guides how and what we teach in all our Bible classes.In addition to daily Bible classes, students also participate in weekly Chapel services, which are held every Friday. Chapel includes a time of student-led worship and a message, usually delivered by a guest speaker or an HHCA Bible mentor. 

Many Christian schools struggle in one of two ways:  (1) They excel in the Christian/biblical piece yet struggle in keeping up with the education needed for today or (2) They are strong educationally yet have let the Christian/biblical piece fall to the wayside.  Our philosophy is that schools can be excellent in both.   We can hold on to biblical truth, proclaiming and integrating the Christian worldview in every element of our curriculum, while at the same time delivering the most excellent academic education possible. Together, these give our students the best opportunity to step out boldly into this world.  Our vision is to see lives changed through education in a way that cannot be duplicated in any other way if not for having Christ at the center.

- Doug Langhals, Head of School


These measurable outcomes guide our goals for spiritual development in students and help define what we aim for students to learn about and become through the HHCA experience:

Students will be able to read, interpret, and apply biblical truth.

Students will be able to view the world through the lens of the Bible.

Students’ lives will be transformed by the power of the Gospel.

Students will be able to effectively communicate their beliefs in both oral and written form.