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.

Our Viewbook

By the Numbers

students enrolled during the
2016-2017 school year
Years of Excellence
scholarship money offered to class of 2016
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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HCA Starts Chapter of National Honor Society

Nineteen HCA juniors and seniors were sworn in to the Hawthorne Christian Academy Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) on November 28, 2017. NHS is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. Four main purposes have guided chapters of NHS...

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HCA Wins NJSIAA Sportsmanship Award for Seventh Consecutive Year

Hawthorne Christian Academy is awarded the 2016-2017 New Jersey State Interscholastic Association (NJSIAA) Sportsmanship Award for the seventh consecutive year! The award is based on the overall sportsmanship shown by a school's entire Athletic Department, including individual student athletes,...

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HCA Lower School Donates to Local Food Pantry

Hawthorne Christian Academy's Lower School students celebrated Christmas by donating bags and boxes of food to the Hawthorne Food Pantry on December 13, 2017. Teachers and staff members collected the donations from students during their weekly Chapel, and a group of these donors accompanied Lower...