HCA’s philosophy of education is founded on the Bible which provides the viewpoint for interpreting any subject or any school activity. [2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21] Education has its highest meaning and purpose only as it relates to God’s sovereign plan and purpose. God, being the Creator and foundation of all wisdom, is the source and authority of all truth. [John 1:1-3] Because the Christian approach to learning differs significantly from the secular viewpoint, the curriculum of the School is rooted in the authoritative and inerrant truths of the Word of God. Bible study is not just a subject added to the curriculum, but is the foundation from which all truth is understood; “. . . that they may know the mystery of God, namely Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” [Colossians 2:2-3].
We endeavor to bring every student to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and to guide them to a place of maturity in Him while developing the whole individual. The School desires to provide its students with a college-preparatory education set in the framework of Christian instruction and example. This philosophy channels our energies to promote high academic standards while helping the students to achieve skills in creativity and critical thinking. We strive to prepare students to be responsible, participating citizens and workers, and to serve God throughout their lives.
In order to implement this educational process, the teacher is the essential instrument. Teachers shall be skilled in their subject areas and have clear objectives supporting the position of the School. The School employees shall seek to instill a desire for excellence in every student and treat each as an individual. All teachers, administrators and staff members shall be born-again Christians.
Parents who have committed themselves to a personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and who foster a sense of individual responsibility at home will find these same values promoted in the School. While teachers represent parents during the school day, this representation does not relieve the parents of their primary responsibility for the total development of their child(ren). [Deuteronomy 6:7-8 and Proverbs 22:6] The School will be known by the family for its caring environment. The School endeavors to function as an extension of the Christian home and to work with parents in the education of each child.