What kind of school is HCA?
HCA is not a public school, nor is it set up to receive T-9 or exchange students. We are also not a reform school; rather, we are a Christian school that is a ministry of an independent Baptist church. As such, we seek to assist parents of our church or of other similar churches in the education of their children.
What do I have to do to be a student of HCA?
We only enroll students whose parents want them to be trained in high standards of Christian leadership. Because a biblical philosophy of education mandates that the “fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Proverbs 9:10), students must have a genuine relationship with the Lord, or in the case of early elementary students, have parents who desire them to have that relationship with the Lord. Students and parents who respect biblical authority will thrive in our nurturing environment, while those who espouse a philosophy of willful independence may find our educational environment too regimented.
Does HCA have a Kindergarten program?
Kindergarten is an important foundation to education at Hartford Christian Academy. Core academic, character, and behavioral values are developed in this very important first year of school. In order to help with the transition from being at home to being at school full-time, our Kindergarten meets for full class days on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Kindergarten is open to students who are five years of age by December of the academic year.
What kind of athletics are available to HCA students?
We believe that athletics are an important part of the overall educational process. Lessons learned on the soccer field or basketball court are often learned in a way that simply cannot be replicated in the classroom. To that end, HCA offers soccer and basketball for the young men in grades seven through twelve, and volleyball for the young ladies in the same grades.
What other extracurricular activities are available to HCA students?
In addition to sports, HCA offers junior and senior high school students an award-winning music program that highlights choral and handbell groups. Everyone in grades 7-12 has the opportunity to participate in some aspect of the NEACS Regional Fine Arts Competitions, which are held each spring. We also offer the opportunity to participate in a dramatic production in the spring, complete with full costumes and stage lighting. A full-color, hard-covered yearbook is created each year by a student staff. Junior and senior high students participate in a yearly orientation retreat at the opening of the school year, and have the opportunity to participate in a yearly Winter retreat, complete with skiing and tubing. Frankly, most of our students are probably concerned with having too much to do!
Does HCA have a mandatory dress standard?
In a world that seems to have little or no standard of dress, we believe very strongly in the biblical mandate for modesty. In order to teach scriptural principles and to teach students to demonstrate professional dress standards, HCA has a mandatory dress requirement for all students. Details can be found in the HCA Handbook.
Who do I contact with other questions?
If you have other specific questions, please contact our Academy secretary; she can then direct your question to the appropriate staff member!