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School Life

Hawthorne Christian Academy is filled with opportunities to get involved, meet friends, discover passions, and make a difference. It’s a unique and energetic environment that you can feel the minute you step on campus.

Celebrating Life Together

The student body of HCA is active, dynamic, and diverse.

Students celebrate life together and develop friendships at campus-wide and creative social events, and participate in worship and community through chapel and small group experiences. Our hope is that Hawthorne Christian Academy’s Student Life will successfully encourage students to find out who they are in Christ, and to follow God’s call in their lives.


High School students participate in global mission trips to places like Texas, Mexico, and Uganda. Students see God move, and return home with tender hearts and fresh perspectives. Many of our students experience at least one missions trip by the time they graduate.

Christian Service

Sharing Christ’s love by serving our community and the world is an essential and important part of being a student at HCA. Each year, Hawthorne Christian Academy middle and high school students spend nearly 4,000 hours providing the community and world with Christian service.

Christian Service projects are also done by entire classes. Each year the middle school has a community/Christian service day in which they send different groups of students to serve on outreach projects. High School students have service days as well as different service projects that they complete as teams or organizations. Each year the HS Student Council chooses a world impact project to support through fundraising.

Students are also encouraged to serve in their own churches and communities.


Students in Lower School, Middle School, and High School attend weekly chapels that focus on the specific needs of each group, all with the same goal: To worship God by singing and teaching from the Bible.


Hawthorne Christian Academy organizes a biennial retreat for High School students to build class unity and facilitate spiritual growth. These retreats center around challenging Biblical messages, small group discussions, and personal reflection. Retreats also offer free time for fun activities to build relationships.

High School students experience spiritual emphasis days on campus biennially.

Middle school students participate in a spiritual emphasis program each year. They spend a few days hearing from a dynamic guest speaker, broken up by small group discussions, team building activities, and opportunities for personal reflection.