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PK-12
Private
Pompano Beach, FL
Students enrolled: 650
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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501 NE 48th St
Pompano Beach, FL 33064

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(954) 421-1747
(954) 421-2429
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October 05, 2014
As a Christian parent, I was looking for a Christ-centered private school that would encourage my child's faith and offer a well rounded educational program. From the first day my child started school at Highlands Christian Academy, the admin and staff worked on finding my childs strengths and led him in getting involved. The administration are compassionate for each child and sincerely care for their spiritual and social development as well as their educational and extracurricular activities. The experienced and long term administration has shown stability for the school that many schools I looked at, did not have to offer. They have an online grading system that also allows me as a parent to know how my child is doing academically on a daily basis. I love that my child has chapel weekly too. They attract outside speakers to challenge the students. I would have to give HCA an A+++ for the most well rounded spiritually focused school in the area.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2014
Very disappointed with Highlands. One thing I've learned is they will do anything to get a dollar out of you. Several of staff members smoke, dip and drink out of school hours witch I would think would be a no no, and has been well documented over the years I should add. Deerfield is a much safer and better option for your son or daughter

- submitted by a community member
August 24, 2014
Excellent Christian education. Loving and safe environment. Easy access to faculty and administration. Fantastic campus.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2014
To a parent the worst thing that can happen is to have your son bullied. The second worst thing is to have the school do nothing about it. STANDARD

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2014
Not worth the money. It's a bunch of clowns that get pleasure out of getting your children in trouble.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2014
I give this school a BIG FAT ZERO. They have no team spirt they Do not have the emotional well being of the kids.They are doing bad finically because kids are leaving the school.No parent participation. I have heard of middle school kids being bullied and they don't handle it they just say lets pray about it. They hide behind GOD because they are NOT doing their job. I do NOT recommend this school . My kids had a terrible experience and school should be fun. The teachers act like the kids friends then turn on them as soon as they get the chance. They are all hypocrites. TERRIBLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2014
I am a junior in high school and have attended this school since I was three years old. Both my older brothers went here as well. My oldest brother went to Liberty University. My middle brother has autism and now works in a welding shop. I love all the teachers. I love my school. I don't know what some of these posts are talking about with lack of discipline as that has never been my experience. I feel all my teachers, office ladies, lunch ladies, daycare ladies, and the principals really care about us. There is no school I would rather be at than Highlands Christian Academy. I know my brothers loved this school too! If you want your kids to have the best education in an environment where the people who work there really care about you, then this is the school for them!

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2014
I currently attend Highlands Christian Academy, and I have been here since fourth grade. So far, the experience has been great, until this 2013-2014 school year. My classmates and I truly feel it's going downhill from the amazing school it used to be. We don't get to do half the things students in the past got to do, and the education and discipline is so poor. In most of my classes, my teachers are too busy trying to settle down the students to even teach the lesson. It's not always the teacher's fault, but the students here are wild almost, they never stop trying to get themselves in trouble. The education doesn't get good until junior year, apparently. Also, the authority figures always seem so unorganized and 'too busy' to even just talk to students who ask to see them. Still, this is an amazing place to make lifelong friends. And although the small student body can cause some drama, it feels like a huge family when I'm there. It always seems like everyone is laughing! The pros weigh over the cons most definitely, but I just thought I'd share how I see the school from a students point of view.

- submitted by a community member
August 29, 2013
I went to highlands Christian academy for 11 years and loved it! I just graduated this year (2013) and miss it already. The teachers are great! They truly care about you and will become your best friends when you leave highlands. They also are very good at their profession. I learned so much while going here and they prepared me for college well. They are a great Christian school and helped me grow closer to The Lord. I actually want to go back and teach because I loved it so much! I recommend the school!

- submitted by a community member
August 27, 2013
I had a very terrible experience with this school and I am being generous in offering them one star. I have never posted a review of any kind in my life but this time truly has to be an exception. The school lacks discipline in the middle school and the kids just simply try to best each other in getting the most detention for the week. I paid a very hefty sum to learn my lesson about this school and I would never recommend to anyone. Parents, do your homework and look further.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2012
We have been at Highlands Christian for 6 years and moving into our 7th with two boys. Although the the tuition (fairly low for a private school) and campus ( fairly large for a Broward county private school) wer the first things that drew us, it has been the people that have kept us here. The teachers and staff really care about the students, not only grade wise, but as individuals. There is a reasonable number of kids per grade for social development, but not so many that ours get lost in the crowd. The academics are not top magnet school caliber, but they do offer a challenge and push for any intelligent child. There are additional programs within the basics for those who want to stretch themselves. We haven't experienced the high school yet, but we have noticed that there are about 4 AP classes and a number of honors classes as well. One negative that I have seen is that they do not fully utilize the wonderful parent base that exists. I think that with a more active PTA and more input from parents, Highlands would rise to a whole other level. Thanks!

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2012
Highlands Christian Academy provides a Christ centered education by offering quality educational and extra curricular programs, such as athletics and fine arts. Over the years, I have witnessed my children grow to be well rounded individuals who have excelled academically, but most importantly, spiritually. The administration and faculty genuinely care about the students and work hard to help them succeed. I would recommend HCA to those parents searching for an excellent Christian school environment.

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2012
My children have attended this school for ten years. This last year was a disaster they took their eye of the prize of teaching about God. They were focused on many problems they had from a new computer system , many students not from Christian families and they fired the high school principal and a few others. They lost over 100 kids last year and they continue to say the decline is based on finance. The decline is based on you and how you run a school. In todays competitive market you can't be winging it for Jesus daily and survive. I pray that HCA will survive. The school is academically suffering in the high school and the educational standard is declining. We used to love the school but they have learned how to focus on a few kids and have idolizd them. They have not maintained the high standard God calls us to be which is excellent. We used to have better parent involvement and know we have nothing.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2012
As a parent I searched high and low for a school that would meet our standards for our daughters education. Florida has one of the lowest rated schools in the country, I am so glad to see that at Highlands they fight to maintain quality academics and athletics...and the fruit of their labor reflects in the students there. I love that they are providing an amazing CHRIST-CENTERED education when so many other schools are trying to be of the world. I see us being here through graduation and encourage everyone to bring their child to be part of the experience.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2012
My child is entering 7th grade as a parent I believe this is a crucial and influential time in her life. I am blessed to know that she will be in an environment that focuses on putting God first. My interactions with the teachers and principals so far has been AMAZING....I strongly believe that the education of my child is a partnership we take on and I am glad to be partnered up with them. I STRONGLY recommend anyone to send their kids to Highlands.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2012
My child attended the VPK program at this school. It was a horrible experience. They discouraged parents from being involved in the class room or volunteering at all. They over used time outs for the smallest offense. They also made children hold the "BIg Book" in the preschool directors class room till there arms tired as punishment. They took away play time on the playground with time out where they sat children in the sun along a hot fence. I spoke with other parents and they had the same experiences and where really upset as well. They are new to the VPK system and are majorly lacking in providing a positive and joyful introduction to school. Do not send your children here.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2011
My child has attended this school since K-3. The elementary school years are quite challenging. They are now working on more challenging strategies for the secondary school years, which they did not have before. I LOVE that my child has the opportunity to be surrounded by those who want to follow Jesus Christ's leadership. They are missing a school nurse and guidance counselors, which is needed in any school out there. This school wants the best for your child spiritually and academically, which is very rare to find in any private or public school. HCA is a diamond in the rough. I highly recommend it!!

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2011
This is the 5th year my kids have gone to HCA. The teachers, principal and students are all wonderful. Academic excellence is stressed, along with a love of faith and family.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2011
I have kids that attend HCA as well. They offer a unique family atmosphere where the teachers care for the kids and the parents. They truly want your kids to succeed in life. They give them the academic and spiritual tools they will need to move onto college and beyond. I can't say they are not without their faults but what school doesn't have some sort of faults if you are truly honest about your current school. They welcome parental involvement in all areas of the school.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2010
This is a wonderful school. I just moved to south Florida and this is the only school i found to be clean, welcoming and worth driving 18 miles each way for! i had searched for a school in many areas and this one I felt the best about. I have two girls, one in fourth and the other in pk. Both love going to school and both have wonderful teachers that care deeply about the children in their academics and personally. Its a close knit Christian environment...Just great

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- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2008
Having three children at Highlands, I have had to opportunity to see many facets of the school. However, I am greatly disappointed at the fact that the school is consistently going downhill. Many of the classrooms are out of the control, the teachers are not qualified, and the guidance counselor is a joke. The high school and junior high principals do not respond to concerns raised by parents. This will be our last year unless things change.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2008
While my daughter has been in HCA for the past 12 years, I have to admit that the school has failed us in the highschool level. There is virtually no help in guidance. I sat down with the guidance councelor after making an appointment and he didn't even have my childs records available to look at so I had to postpone the meeting. It was a waste of time. They have always promised help classes after school and only about half the time have them available. The teachers aren't available to help the kids that need it because they are too busy disciplining unruly kids in the class room. They need to get control of the school and bring it back to the good school it was 5 years ago. We are not returning...

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2008
What a special blessing to be able to send my children to Highlands. My children have graduated now; but have maintained the high standards they were taught at home and school because of the great education and Christian life skills they were taught at Highlands.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2007
This is a fantastic school for any parent wanting structure as well as a very nurturing environment for their child. The campus is large and well kept. Kids don't feel crammed into a small campus. My daughter has been at the school from K-6th and loved every year. The teachers teach here because they really want to make a difference in kid's lives. It's a real calling for them. The spiritual training has been invaluable. My daughter is more grounded in her faith in God than most adults. We have enjoyed attending the plays, musicals and sports events. She was even able to play a small role in the spring musical last year as a 5th grader. If you want a well rounded ,quality education for your child,this is true value for the money!

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2007
I have two sons in this school, one in 2nd grade and one in 1st grade. They're there since K3. They love the teachers and all the activities. I could not recommend any other school for kids but Highlands. Very nice Christian environment, friendly atmosphere and a very open parents involvement. I really hope my kids graduates from Highlands.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2006
The best private school by far in all of south fl. The price is reasonable, and the quality of education is outstanding. As a former student, now parent, there's no place I would rather have my kids attend. It's safe, fun, and biblically based. What more could a parent ask for? This school is Excellent!

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2006
I currently have two daughters enrolled at Highlands, one in 11th grade, one in 7th. Having been exposed both to the public and private school environment, as a parent I have been pleased with the quality of education here. My kids also like the environment. Approximately 80% of graduating seniors attend college. For a small private school, the athletic teams are very competitive. Both the girls volleyball and basketball teams were ranked in the Top 5 in Florida in the 2A classification. The school also is very competitive in football, soccer and baseball, softball, golf and track. The teachers are caring and take genuine interest in their students. There is a strong commitment to religious and moral values here and this is stressed in all areas. The school has strict standards and upholds them. Arts and music are developing programs but are hampered somewhat due to the school's small enrollment (975 K-12).

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2005
Highlands has a real family atmosphere. They encourage parent involvement, student participation, and spiritual growth. The sports program is exciting at HCA. (Our volleyball team is #1 in the state of Florida.) The teachers really care about the students and go over and beyond to help them succeed.

- submitted by a staff
August 06, 2005
This school is terrible, the materials are weak and the study is also weak. The school is not worth the effort beacuse they don't really give an effort for the students.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2005
The academics at HCA are very poor; they need to have books that are not in Christian perspective. The arts in the school are very poor and the parent involvement is okay.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
May 21, 2005
HCA has a very good academic program, as well as an excellent sports program. As a former student of HCA, I would have my children no where else. Excellent principals, caring teachers.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2005
Great teachers, wonderful school with a nurturing environmenmt.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2004
Our two daughters attend HCA and it is a wonderful learning and social environment for children of all ages. The staff, curriculum, and extracurricular activities are top notch. And they reinforce to my children the standards to live as morally, upright Christian as taught in our home. My children love going to school everyday knowing they are in a loving environment with people who care about their educational, spiritual and social welfare.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2004
Our son attended HCA from k-3 thru 12th grade and he is now a fireman with the city of deerfield beach. They not only taught academics but to believe in himself and trust the lord for all he can accomplish with his help. We highly reccommend HCA to any family who want education and a wonderful value system. The teachers care about each student and go the extra mile for them. Our prayers are always with them!

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2004
My son is in HCA going into the 2nd grade. He had A's and B's all year. His K5 teacher was Mrs Good, 1st grade was Mrs Nicholson. He has had a few referrals(3) but they were handled very professionally and properly. what suprised me the most was that at the end of 1st grade, they were starting to teach multiplication to the 1st graders! Wow! I don't think I learned that in Virginia Public schools until 3rd grade! We are very happy and satisfied with HCA both as a school and a place for support. This school is outstanding!

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May 19, 2004
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April 13, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
January 05, 2004
This is by far the best Christian School around. I have had my children in other schools as well. Finding out my son had ADD was hard enough as it was and one school basically just told us to leave. Highlands worked with me and my child, offering extra help, tips for home and tremendous support along the way. I have two boys at Highlands and they are doing fantastic! As for my child with ADD, well he made the A/B honor roll last year and is soaring ahead this year as well!

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
This is our first year at Highlands and we couldn't be any happier. We've been to other Christian schools and by far this one is the best. It's affordable, has a diverse, friendly and humble environment. The teachers are full of Christ's love. It is an absolute blessing to see the joy in my girl s faces when I pick them up at the end of each day. I can't wait to enroll my son in 4 years!

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
For the record, this school is overpriced and not on the mark with Biblical principles.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
All four of our daughters go to Highlands. In all the years we have never had a bad teacher and have never once regretted having chosen Highlands to be the provider for our children's education. I would recommend this school to anyone who desires their child to have a great education taught in a humble enviroment, with students from all social classes.

- submitted by a parent
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Highlands Christian Academy
501 NE 48th St, Pompano Beach, FL  33064
(954) 421-1747
Last modified Highlands Christian Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Highlands Christian Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 45 reviews. Top