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Welcome to Hawthorne Christian Academy! As you browse our site, you will see that we are a Christ-centered, family-oriented school, offering 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 Biblical 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.


Tina Tatum
Director of Admissions

Spiritual Commitment

One parent or guardian must be a professing Christian, agree with HCA’s statement of faith, and provide a testimony.

Academic Standards

Application documents should show that the student is a motivated learner and has the ability to succeed in a traditional classroom.

Behavioral Expectations

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

Financial Responsibility

All financial obligations to HCA must be kept current and in good standing for an application to be accepted.

The Application Process


Start Online Submission

One (1) student application for each student seeking admission ($125 application fee per applicant).


Birth Certificate

Copy of the student’s original birth certificate.


Immunization Records

Written copy of the student’s immunization record signed by a physician or by the nurse of the student’s previous school.


Report Card/Test Scores

Copy of the student’s report cards, including the most current grades, and a minimum of two previous years’ standardized test results and school records


Recommendation Forms

We require a church recommendation for students seeking enrollment in Pre-K through Twelfth Grade, general reference for Pre-K applicants, current administrator recommendation and teacher recommendation(s) for Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade.


Student Questionnaire

Sixth through twelfth grade applicants are required to complete this form

Things To Know First

Please review the Admissions policies and criteria for HCA students and families listed below. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

When To Apply?

We currently offer rolling 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.

Where to submit necessary documents?

Documents not submitted through the online method can be mailed to:

Tina Tatum
Director of Admissions
2000 State Route 208
Hawthorne, NJ 07506