We are a small school.
One on one attention. Every child needs it, and lots of it. So we keep class sizes small. This fosters a better connection between students and teachers and between teachers and parents, and it gives our school an atmosphere of family-like community that you’ll love. It also allows us to make sure every student is able to get the help they need to succeed. We strive to make them feel known, understood, and valued as they learn so that they will grow to be confident, articulate, and graceful in their social interactions and engagements.
We are a school that loves “big thinking.”
God is bigger than we can comprehend. He made heaven and earth, galaxies and mountains, you and me. Yet He made it so that we can really know Him and understand something of Him and His plan for us in the world. In the Bible we discover what education (and everything!) is ultimately about: glorifying and enjoying Christ in everything we do. And that transforms school and learning from being a necessary evil to a delightful act of worship.
So whether we’re discovering the logic of algebra, marveling at the complexity of biology, or getting lost in a well-crafted piece of literature, we know that the truth and beauty of everything we learn reflects something of Him, and that is glorious. Our students learn to think big because our gracious God is big and intimately reigning over all we do.
We are an accredited and connected school.
We are an experienced and established school.
Holmesburg Christian Academy began in 1975 with 16 children as a nursery school sponsored by Holmesburg Baptist Church. In 1978, the first kindergarten class began. Each year another grade was added until the present status of Pre-K through 8th grade was established. In 1984, the property adjacent to the church was purchased and renovated to house our Middle School which had started the previous year. In 1994, two rooms were added to the facility. Today, after 40 years, we have just over 200 students from Pre-K to 8th grade.
We are a genuinely Christian school.
You may read an outline of our fundamental beliefs here. The Bible, or “The Word of God Written” is our ultimate standard for what is true, good, and beautiful, and so we strive to think, teach, and conduct ourselves in a manner consistent with what God has revealed to His people throughout history, preeminently in Jesus Christ.
God’s gracious work of redeeming and recreating sinners and the world through Jesus Christ is why HCA exists and why we take education seriously. God’s gracious promises assure us that in Christ our labors are never in vain.
Our faculty and staff are required to make a credible profession of saving faith in Christ and to live in a manner in keeping with that confession. Parents are also required to be professing believers as a prerequisite for enrollment at HCA.
And so we have an important mission.
The mission of Holmesburg Christian Academy is to challenge and prepare a diverse family of learners to make a positive impact in our ever-changing world by growing their faith through academic, spiritual, and social experiences that integrate creative thinking and a Biblical worldview, all for the glory of God.
Which is why we do school in a distinctly Christian way.
We strive to think God’s thoughts after Him as much as possible, because He knows everything about the things He’s made. So we want God’s Word to governs the way we educate. You can read a full statement of our Philosophy of Education here.