FAQs

Do you have Before and After School Care?
Yes. HCA offers both Before School and After School Care for students in grades Preschool through 8 for a nominal fee.
Are instrumental lessons offered?
Yes. They are offered in grades 3-12 for an additional fee above tuition.
Do you have a cafeteria?
No, but we do have a partnership with Foodtown/Nicholas Market and lunches can be ordered through their website and are delivered to the school each day. Our students in grades 2-12 leave their classrooms to have lunch in the Pavilion. Preschool, Kindergarten and grade 1 eat lunch and have a snack in their classrooms each day. Middle and High School students have a "Bagel Break" on Chapel Days in the Pavilion.
What is the kindergarten cut-off date?
The child must be five years old by October 1st of the year he/she will start kindergarten. There are no exceptions permitted.
What is the deadline for admissions?
Applications are processed in the order they are received. Apply early, as class size is limited and may fill up early. Applications are available online.
What percentage of graduates go on to higher learning?
Over the last ten years, at least 97% of our graduates went on to institutes of higher learning.
Is the school accredited?
Yes. HCA is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and by the Association of Christian Schools International.
Do students wear uniforms?
The Academy has recently instituted a dress code. Please see the Dress Code page for more information.
What interscholastic sports do you offer?
HCA offers a variety of High School and Middle School sports. See the Athleticsa> section of the website for more information.
Does HCA have busing?
HCA does not provide busing, however, some towns will either provide busing or reimbursement.
Do you have financial aid?
Yes. Tuition aid is based on financial need. To complete an application visit www.factstuitionaid.com. There also are several other ways to save on tuition including: SCRIP program, Tri-County Scholarship Fund (Passaic, Morris and Sussex County residents are eligible to apply) and the Merit Scholarships for Middle and High School students who have attended HCA for at least one year. For more information about these programs, feel free to contact our Director of Admissions at admissions@hca.org.
What is the student/teacher ratio?
The ratio is approximately 18 to 1.
What is the average class size?
Lower School: 16
Middle School: 19
High School: 19
How many students are in the school?
Total enrollment for Preschool-12 is approximately 500 students.
What grades do you offer?
HCA is a Preschool through 12th grade school.
How old is the school?
The school was founded in 1981 and the first graduating class was in 1989.

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