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 Breaks Ground for Multi-Sport Turf Field

Hawthorne Christian Academy held their annual Homecoming event on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The day was filled with athletic events, carnival-style games, fundraising, and even a dunk tank. The fun and excitement of the day buzzed in the air. This year’s event, however, stood out among its...

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HS Music Experiences Great Success at Competition in Hershey, PA

The Hawthorne Christian Academy High School Music Department competed in the Music in the Parks Competition in Hershey, PA on May 12-13, 2017. Six HCA musical groups performed and competed against schools from across New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. Each HCA group received Superior...

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High School Students Qualify for All-State Chorus

All-State Chorus auditions took place in April, and Angie Lovato (Soprano 1) and Philip Duncan (Tenor 1) both qualified! Over 1,500 students from across New Jersey auditioned. They will participate in the 2017 NJ All-State Mixed Chorus in Atlantic City on November 8-10, with an additional concert...

Highlighted Events

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Open House
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Alumni Events