Welcome to Hawthorne Christian Academy! We are a college preparatory day school for students in pre-school through grade twelve. HCA provides a strong academic program based on the truths and principles of Scripture. We were founded in 1981 as a ministry of Hawthorne Gospel Church and we are evangelical and interdenominational.


Our Preschool program provides a solid academic readiness foundation in a safe, nurturing environment for young children.

Lower School

Our Lower School lays a strong academic and spiritual foundation for our students in kindergarten through grade five.

Middle School

The Middle School consists of grades six through eight. Basic subjects are English, Social Studies, Math, Reading, Science, Bible, and Physical Education.

High School

Our High School is a college preparatory school that offers of a wealth of academic offerings including a variety of AP-level courses.

By the Numbers

students enrolled during the
2015-2016 school year
Years of Excellence
scholarship money offered to class of 2015
Different churches represented
by our student body
hours of Christian Service volunteered
by our students last year
pages read by Lower School
students this past summer
"When I first came to Hawthorne Christian I felt that everybody was really welcoming - the students and the teachers. They always help when you need it."


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Atlantic Stewardship Bank Supports HCA Through Unique Tithing Program

Atlantic Stewardship Bank announced that it distributed over $325,000 in charitable contributions to more than 230 recipients, through the Bank’s unique tithing program for 2015. Its Tithing Program provides for the bank to share 10% of its pre-tax earnings annually with Christian and local...

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Seniors, Van Duren & Williams, honored at Sportsmanship Luncheon

HCA Seniors, Emily Van Duren and Jonathan Williams, were honored on behalf of the Hawthorne Christian Academy Athletic Department at the 2016 North Jersey Interscholastic Conference (NJIC) Sportsmanship Luncheon. The awards luncheon was held at The Chart House Restaurant.

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HCA Earns Yearbook Design Recognition

Hawthorne Christian Academy yearbook, The Zenith, has been recognized for excellence and featured in the 2016 Jostens Look Book, celebrating the best-of-the-best in yearbook design and coverage.  The Jostens Look Book is a collection of spreads and photos from outstanding yearbooks and their...

Highlighted Events

Golf Classic
Christian College Fair