If you are a parent looking into Christian school options, it can be frustrating trying to figure out what will be a good fit for you and your family. It’s not always easy to figure out what the difference is between one Christian school and another.
In order to distinguish HCA from the next Christian school, we have identified six advantages that both our parents and our teachers point to when asked what they think is particularly desirable about HCA. Some of these traits may in some measure be common to many private schools. But all of these advantages take on a unique quality at HCA because we are a distinctly Christian school that wholeheartedly trusts God’s Word and cherishes its gospel of Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God. We believe that the quality of our academics and community are greatly enriched and strengthened by our Christian perspective on life and learning. We hope that discovering these six advantages of an HCA education will give you all the reasons you need to take the next step and visit our campus to learn more about the application process.
1. Our school learns outside the box.
Our teachers nurture creative thinking at every grade level through a school-wide learning environment where open-ended questions, inventive problem solving and innovation are not just welcome but expected. This helps your son or daughter to be more prepared than their peers to compete and thrive in today’s evolving and increasingly complex society.
2. We set a higher standard.
Our innovative and loving teachers exceed public and charter school standards. We combine challenging academics, diverse extracurricular activities, and a robust Christian worldview to inspire within your child a genuine zeal for learning, moral virtue, and self discipline that will motivate them to always do their best in class and beyond.
3. We give more individualized instruction.
There are pitfalls to expecting every child to learn at the same rate or in the same way. One may need more help while another needs to be more challenged. We are able to offer more one-on-one attention than other schools so that your child won’t be left behind if they struggle or kept behind if they excel.
4. Our graduates excel wherever they go.
Our teachers give your child a jump start in life. We equip them with the academic fundamentals, critical thinking skills, character, and self-confidence so that they can shine in any high school in Philadelphia and eventually at any college in the country.
5. Our students learn the virtue of making right choices.
The Christian values we model and instill in our students will encourage your child to make better choices –the right choices. When trials and temptations come in life, whether in the classroom, in the workplace, or in their most important relationships, the gracious redeeming love of God and the wisdom of his Word will guide them and enable them by faith to fight the temptations to cut corners or indulge in unloving behavior.
6. Our students don’t have to wonder if they matter.
Your child is more than just another name on an application or another face in a classroom. We all know each child personally. We know their strengths, their frustrations, what makes them laugh, what they like to eat, what stories they like to read, and more, simply because we want to! Because each child matters to God and to us, and we think they should know that.