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Hawthorne Christian Academy

Private | PK-12 | 464 students


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Posted September 17, 2012

Amazing school. Top in academics, top in Bible and spiritual teaching!! I could not ask for anything better for my kids!!! they love it, they are learning, growing with amazing friends, building great character, ... good foundations for a very successful future....I am a very happy parent!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 11, 2012

I was searching for a long time for a good Christian school and came across HCA (Hawthorne Christian Academy) After a long test for my son and a two interviews, my son got it. I can't be any happier. First of all, he loves the school, he is nurturing wonderful, christian friendships, he is learning a lot about God and the Bible, HCA not only proved to be an amazing Christian environment for him, it is also great in academics. Having grown in another country where education is the main focus, I was worried my son would not be taught that good here in the States. Well, I am glad I was wrong. I really hope the school continues doing the great job they do for many years to come!!
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Posted May 14, 2012

My husband and I moved from NYC to NJ so our son could attend HCA which had an excellent reputation for high standard of education and strong Bible based teaching - and we have not been disappointed. It's a great school - small classes ensure nothing falls through the cracks, and lovely to know that what we teach at home from the Bible is backed up by the teaching at HCA. Parent involvement is encouraged and appreciated - I like that! This is my son's 6th year at HCA and he loves it, and is challenged academically, spiritually, socially and emotionally. A well rounded school with teachers who love the kids and impart a desire to learn and grow in all areas of life.
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Posted June 12, 2009

Everyone here is so caring and the teachers go above and beyond for all their students. The education is top notch and the sports and activities are very diverse. Mom of 2009 Graduate
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Posted October 13, 2007

This school helps children and has a great campus
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Posted June 24, 2007

We have been sending our 3 children to HCA for 7 years now. The caring nurturing faculty is outstanding. The academic excellence is fantastic and the school is a wonderful family of Christians who are serious about their children's faith and eduction. Absolutely fantastic!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 9, 2007

This school is amazing! They offer so much to your children. I Have been coming here for 7 years (Since kindergarten) and I hope I never will leave. Not only are the teachers great the friends are amazing! So I would totally recommend the school!
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Posted September 14, 2006

My daughter had an amazing four years in HCA's high school. The teachers were wonderful role models. She had very clear direction in choosing a college. She is a college junior now and credits HCA with providing an excellent academic foundation and the life application tools to defend her faith.
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Posted January 10, 2006

A nurturing parental relationship is critical to healthy child development. Hawthorne Christian Academy provides yet another nurturing environment for children beside that of the family unit. The academics are very rigourous, and the Christian education is phenomenal.
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Posted September 13, 2004

Hawthorne Christian is an excellent school. The teachers are concerned about the children, something I most definitely looked for when I enrolled by son, four years ago. When a child attends school, peace should be in the atmosphere - you get this at HCA. God is here and so are His people.
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Posted August 26, 2003

Hawthorne Christian Academy is a fabulous school. My son's teachers give him the learning tools, kindness and positive structure that he needs to build a solid foundation. I can't imagine our lives without being a part of this great school and all the families who are also a part, staff and parents alike.
—Submitted by a parent

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Ethnicity This school State average
White 53% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 9%
Black 15% 16%
Hispanic 13% 22%
Two or more races 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2000 Route 208
Hawthorne, NJ 07506
Phone: (973) 423-3331


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