I had two of my daughters in the school for five years . One of them attended Woodward Academy for several years before she started at Hebron. We relocated to Orono, Minnesota, which is one of the top schools in a state with an excellent public school system, and I can share with you that both my daughters have done excellent . They are both now in top ranked universities, and I credit the years they spent at Hebron with being the solid foundation upon which they developed. Hebron is an excellent school, it provided a well rounded Christian education, a rigorous English program as well as a solid Math curriculum. The scholl provided many great memories and in my opinion has the best teachers in Georgia.
I have two children in this school and they have attended for 4 years. We are so pleased with the nurturing environment that teaches leadership and character as well as with the academics. I routinely compare what they are learning with my friends who are in public school and we are always learning the same or are ahead. The biggest factor to consider are the SAT scores. Almost all of the graduates go on to college which shows the direction of the students and class prep.
So everyone saying this school's math and science education is awful is dead wrong. On top of this, the parent saying this school does not prepare you for college could not be more far off. Going through this school's education I have received multiple $20,000 + scholarships, as well as the extra help for my SAT's and ACT's. If your student wants it, they can get it at HCA. If your student is not excelling and is not up to where they need to be, they are either being poorly handled in the household or are not applying themselves in the classroom. As a student, I did not put in any effort until junior/senior year and was more than prepared for the world outside of Hebron. I am quite upset by these reviews, as they are far from the truth. There are natural leaders everywhere you look and I feel some parents are just butthurt. This school is noted for the most obnoxious, sheltered parents out there. Keep that in mind while reading these reviews, Hebron parents keep a bad reputation. It is not the faculty or the other students, but a parenting issue if any.
I had to hire a tutor just to get my kids caught up in public school. The test that they report aren't realistic to real public school numbers. Being a Christian school I believe it's an integrity issue that they are not truthful. My daughter went there from k to 9 th grade and our son k to 6th. Both are severely behind in math and science.
HCA is very behind when you look at Gwinnett Public schools. I was very dissapointed and my child now loves his public school. Visit the public schools and ask questions. I did and I'm glad!
This is my son's second year at HCA, and I have to say that I love the school. The school has helped him advance so much. You do not even realize how much your child is learning until you put them next to a child in public school that is in the same grade, and then you get blown away. My biggest concern is the massive amount of homework. My son who is in elem school has more homework every night than my daughter who is in a public high school.
My daughter just finished her first year at HCA. She had previously attended public school from K through 9th grade and had been completely happy until H.S. We moved her to HCA her 10th grade year and she was very happy there. The students and teachers were very accepting. She was in gifted classes in public school and although HCA does not offer gifted, she feels the honors courses are just as challenging. We feel very relieved that we once again see the smile on her face when she comes home from school. If you have never attended or sent a student to public H.S., you cannot realize how much better the atmosphere is at HCA. We have been very pleased.
As a private school advocate I greatly appreciate what HCA is doing for my child. She is learning in a positive, loving and safe environment. Unlike many schools where decisions are made by out of touch "management/staff", HCA actually meets with parents and students to create a better and more positive learning environment. The leadership at HCA is far above any I have seen at other schools. We have yet to witness preferrential treatment of students. We are not members of Hebron Baptist Church and as expected we are treated the same as all the other families attending HCA. We look forward to our remaining years at Hebron as they are strong in academics, sports, clubs and teaching the true words of the Bible.
My wife and I just finished our first year as HCA parents and I will focus my comments on our experience at the Elementary campus. HCA has exceeded our expecations in so many areas. HCA creates an environement that is strong in academics, self-discipline, and (most importantly) the Christain faith. If you see a child wearing HCA clothing (uniform or spiritwear) out in public, you will see a difference compared to other children there age. The staff is very open when communicating to parents and keeping them informed of what is going on. There are many jewels at HCA and the music teacher is the crown jewel. My wife and I plan on sending all three of our daughters thru HCA as they reach grade K.
I go to Hebron, I like my friends but I do not like that we do not have any good clubs, sports etc. We have to do virtual sciene labs and I would rather do real ones.
My child went to Hebron for two years and we are very disappointed in the school and staff. We stayed after the first year because we were told things would change but it didnt. I liked the atmosphere but the teaching is very weak and for the money it's not worth it! Sorry HCA-- hire stronger teachers and staff@ :(
My husband and I pulled our children out of Hebron after we realized how far behind they were in math and science. Hebron is a 'nice school' if you want to stay with small school but if your child good in sports or wants to go to a college that is not a christian school- then its no where close to being acceptable. The education they recieved is nothing more than a home school ciriculam. (Abecca) The teachers do not have advance degrees and have mostly only taught in christian school which results into tunnel vision lectures with no depth. Example would be my child was graded on a daily quite time journal.(prayer time with God) really? a grade on quite time? Needless to say she aced the class? I would only recomend this school for K thur 1st. Thanks and good luck!
I love HCA! it is a great school that teaches the love of God and many other acedimics. those of you who are dissing my school, I'm sorry you feel that way. HCA is amazing! I've loved all my teachers I've ever had there!! GO LIONS!
My four children attended Hebron for four years and I would not recommend this school. My children like the writer before stated were not being taught diversity or ingenuity. We had two children in elementary,one in middle and a high schooler. Each of the schools lacked leadership and teachers that cared about all students. The kids that attend Hebron Baptist Church are giving special treatment over the students that do not. I volunteered at the school (s) and I witnessed how teachers kids and Hebron Baptist kids would be exempted from discipline. very political Hebron is EXTREMELY misleading on there test scores. This is a feel good school, it's all fluff with nothing to show for it. They could sell you the shirt off your back. If I had a do-over, I would have kept looking for a school that would have a made an academic difference in my childrens lives.
It is a wonderful place where my children learn not only the love of God, but are challenged academically as well.
Both of my children attended Hebron for 9 years. We decided to move them based soley on Hebron's lack diveristy in staffing and students. My children made all A's and B's at Hebron and we were told by countless teachers and administrators that Hebron's student's are 'so advanced' in their studies. This is not true. My children are now attending public school and they are behind in Math and Science. This is after we paid 10,000 a year for nine years. Your children will do better in a larger school with more choices. Having a balanced home is the key. It's not running scared from the public school system. If we had known this 9 years ago we would have 90,000 plus dollars in the bank. Prepare your children for college by exposing them more to the world. Take my advise, start early and teach your children diversity.
My husband and I enrolled our three children at Hebron in the fall of 2008, and my only regret is that we did not do it sooner! . My children have thrived in the relationships with their teachers and coaches and truly feel cared for. The teahers they have had so far have been qualified educators with high expectations, with an interest in my children, personally. My favorite thing about Hebron is the emphasis that is placed on relationships within the school. This was important to our family. I have also been inpressed with the Administration. The leaders just seem to have a clear understanding of the unique challenges that young people face in today's world. It has been refreshing to our family to find a school that fits with the balance that we were looking for.
I love Hebron I've been there for four years and I love it.The teachers are nice the students are amazing and its easy to make friends.
After attending Gwinnett County public schools (elementary and middle), as a parent, I'm thrilled my child goes here. There may not be as many class options as a public school, but as the school grows, they will add classes. Our public school cluster is rife with gangs, drugs, violence, pregnancies, etc. I've been very happy with Hebron and my son has made some great friends there. With the discipline in the classrooms and emphasis on school work, he is now more prepared for college.
If it is worth it to you to see your child excel in a disciplined environment, Hebron is great! Our teachers so far have been great. They have chapel and pray with the students which we like. Unlike in public school, slackers and bullys are not allowed. There is a strict no tolerance policy. There is an entrance exam that ensures all students are up to par.And if drug usage is known, the parents are made aware of it, and the child is expelled, unlike public school. I highly recommend Hebron Academy.
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