Welcome to Hawthorne Christian Academy! As you browse our site you will notice that we are a Christ-centered, family oriented school, preschool through high school. We consider ourselves partners with our parents, united in presenting Christ to our students in academics, attitude, and example. It is our desire to equip our students and release them to make a difference in the world.

Since 1981, our endeavor has been to build on our strong foundation, teaching all subjects from a Christian perspective as we adhere to high academic standards. Our commitment is to challenge our students’ minds and feed their faith. We aim to discover and cultivate each student’s strengths and gifts, acknowledging them as God’s unique creations.

Explore our website and contact us with your questions or schedule a visit. We look forward to assisting you in the admissions process.



The best way to find out about the Hawthorne Christian Academy experience is to schedule a personal tour or to attend one of our admissions events, which we host several times a year. You will have the opportunity to meet our leadership team, enjoy a customized tour and get all your questions answered. 


Director of Admissions

973-423-3331 (ext: 206)


Admissions Coordinator

973-423-3331 (ext: 261)


Please review the spiritual, academic, behavioral and financial criteria for HCA students and families listed below. Feel free to contact us with any questions.


One parent or guardian must be a professing believer in Jesus Christ, agree with the school’s statement of faith, and provide a written Christian testimony. It is preferred that both parents provide written faith testimonies. High School students must be professing Christians.

Students and at least one parent must currently attend and be involved in a Christ-centered church, and show a sustained commitment to a local church. A Church Recommendation is required for all applicants.

Kindergarten-High School Parents must sign the Continuous Enrollment Agreement which indicates their support and compliance with the philosophy, statement of faith, spiritual goals, policies, practices, and objectives of Hawthorne Christian Academy.



For Lower School (Grades K-5), report cards must show grade level or above performance across all subjects. Middle School (Grades 6-8) and High School (Grades 9-12) transcripts are evaluated separately.

Entrance test scores must be average or above.

Teacher evaluations and report cards must show that the student is an independent learner and has the ability to be successful in a traditional classroom environment.

Final report cards must show a consistent effort with no drop in academic or behavioral performance.

The Academy accepts incoming Middle and High School applicants through the end of the first semester of the current school year.

Students and parents must be in good standing with the current school.

Teacher evaluations and report card behavioral marks must be favorable.

Students and parents must not have exhibited behavior that is disruptive to the school or community.

Students and parents must exhibit behavior, both in and out of school, that is consistent with HCA Christian values.

Students with prior drug, alcohol, or other similar issues must have successfully completed (including being 100% drug and alcohol-free) a full semester in a regular school program prior to being admitted to HCA. Specifically, this means that HCA will not accept students directly from residential treatment programs or expulsion from other schools.


All financial obligations to HCA must be kept current.

If the student is transferring from another private school, a note on school letterhead may be required stating that financial obligations have been cleared.

Families who previously withdrew from HCA and did not fulfill their tuition contract must clear all financial obligations before an admissions application will be accepted.

Note: If a student’s report card, transcript, test scores or other information provided on the application (including, but not limited to, student and family church attendance) show that the applicant will not meet the HCA admissions criteria at this time, the admissions process is stopped. Out of respect for the applicant, an Admissions Officer will notify the parents that the process has been stopped. Applicants are welcome to re-apply when criteria are met.

20 feb 2018

Navigating High School Years

Learn about the many amazing and challenging opportunities offered through HCA’s High School Program.


22 Feb 2018

Kindergarten, here I come

Parents of upcoming kindergarten students, you are invited to come and consider the benefits of HCA’s kindergarten program for your child. Learn about HCA’s nurturing environment, spiritual foundation and academic excellence.

Childcare is provided for infants through age five. If interested, please register below.

23 FeB 2018

Middle School Breakfast

Come and be a part of the millde school breakfast.

27 march 2018

Open House

Open House is a wonderful way to learn about HCA. You can tour our campus, meet our teachers and learn about the HCA difference! Refreshments are served and free childcare is provided. Learn about HCA’s excellent academic program, based on the truths and principles of the Bible.