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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Student Athletes Donate Toys & Gifts to Star of Hope

HCA athletes gathered toys and gifts to donate to Star of Hope, a charity based out of Paterson, New Jersey. The ministry is directed by HCA alumnus, Pastor Matt Andersen. Star of Hope is a historic ministry in downtown Paterson serving the poor, homeless, seniors, youth, unemployed, underemployed...

Alumnus, Rene White, Selected for ASUN All-Conference Team

HCA alumnus, Rene White ('16), was one of only three NJIT freshmen selected for the ASUN Men's Soccer All-Conference Team. The NJIT Freshman ranks second on his team in goals (6) and points (14), and is tied for second on the team in assists (2). His six goals scored in a single-season, is one shy...

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Students Perform in NJ State Opera Festival

Six Hawthorne Christian Academy students performed in the New Jersey State Opera Festival held at Paramus High School on November 19, 2016. Four of the students (Philip Duncan, Jesse Kriesel, Angie Lovato, and Grace Meharg) placed in the top 12 and were selected to perform their operatic solos...