The vision for elementary school at Holmesburg Christian Academy is to fuse Christian discipleship and creative thinking into every aspect of our curriculum and school culture. Our aim is to shape students from all walks of life into intelligent, conscientious individuals who are prepared and inspired to steward their gifts well for the glory of God and for the good of their community.
For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity.
– Proverbs 2:6-7
A Look Inside Our School
The Advantage of an HCA Elementary Education
Creativity to Solve Problems
Our elementary school 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 gives our students a competitive edge to thrive in today’s ever-evolving and increasingly complex society.
Inspiration to Do Their Best
Our innovative and loving teachers exceed typical elementary school standards by combining 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.
Adaptation to Individual Needs
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. Because of our small class sizes, we are able to offer more one-on-one attention than other elementary schools so that your child won’t be left behind if they struggle or kept behind if they excel.
Gumption to Achieve Goals
Every parent has aspirations for their child. Every child has goals and dreams of their own. Our elementary school program helps students achieve their lifelong goals by instilling in them the keys to success: prayer, discipline, and good old hard work. Our teachers strive to form in each student the skills, self-discipline, and character that will allow them to go far in their education and careers after they graduate HCA.
Integrity to Make Right Choices
The Christian values we model and instill in our students will enable your child to make better choices – to make the right choices– so that when trials and temptations come, whether in the classroom, in the workplace, or in their most important relationships, they will have a love for God and the wisdom of his Word to guide them and enable them to resist cutting corners or indulging in unloving behavior.
Confidence to Know They Matter
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 and we think they should know that.
Our curriculum is designed for more than just knowledge acquisition and good scores on standardized tests. At every grade level, we are helping students develop their critical thinking abilities and grow in moral character.
All major subjects recommended by the Department of Education are included in our curriculum and are taught from a biblical, Christian worldview. We also incorporate other subjects not required by the government to enrich the academic program and equip students for faithful and fruitful Christian living in our ever-changing world. Our education program is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS).
The Elementary (K-5) curriculum contains the following:
- Social studies
- Computer literacy
- Physical education.