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Overall
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Holmesburg Christian Academy
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Overall
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Math
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Science
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School Incidents
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Reading
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Attendance
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College Bound
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School Details

  • School TypePrivate Independent
  • Grade LevelsPreK-8
  • Enrollment193
  • PrincipalMrs. Linda Lewis
  • Phone Number215-335-4323
  • School Emailoffice@holmesburgchristian.org
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (28,66)
  • Address 7927 Frankford Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19136
  • NeighborhoodHolmesburg
  • Tuition$5,410 - $6,405 (specific info available on website)
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Mission

To work with home, church, and the community to provide a Christ-centered academic and physical foundation that challenges students to be citizens who will employ a biblical worldview and make an impact on their communities as servant-leaders. The...

To work with home, church, and the community to provide a Christ-centered academic and physical foundation that challenges students to be citizens who will employ a biblical worldview and make an impact on their communities as servant-leaders. The vision of HCA is to fuse discipleship and creative thinking into every aspect of our rigorous curriculum and school culture to individually shape students from different walks of life who are both inspired and prepared to make a meaningful difference for Christ’s glory in an ever-changing world.

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Points of Pride

• A close-knit, family-oriented community • Highly credentialed & invested Christian faculty • Low student-to-teacher ratio (fewer students per class) • High Academic Achievement • Committed to holistic formation of virtue, knowledge, and...

• A close-knit, family-oriented community • Highly credentialed & invested Christian faculty • Low student-to-teacher ratio (fewer students per class) • High Academic Achievement • Committed to holistic formation of virtue, knowledge, and bodily well-being • Active in Junior National Honors Society • Diverse faculty & student body • 40-year legacy of Christ-centered education • In-house special needs resources

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Admissions Policy

Enrollment is open to any Christian parent or guardian who wants his or her child(ren) to have an excellent education that is not only academically rigorous, but is also biblically informed and carried out in devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ....

Enrollment is open to any Christian parent or guardian who wants his or her child(ren) to have an excellent education that is not only academically rigorous, but is also biblically informed and carried out in devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ. Children from non-Christian or unchurched homes may be considered for enrollment on a case-by-case basis. The admissions process is generally as follows: 1. Visit the school: Visit the school during a Welcome Wednesday or come in to schedule a visit. You may also call our school office to shadow a current student for a half-day. 2. Application: Complete the online application and pay the $40 application fee. Application includes the following: – Application & Demographics – Release of records – Academic records from previous school(s) – Health statement – Parent and school agreement – Pastor’s recommendation letter 3. Entrance exam: After the necessary forms have been received, we will contact you to arrange for a time to take the entrance exam. The entrance exam and evaluation fee of $60 must be paid prior to the exam. This fee is nonrefundable. 4. Family interview: The interview is a time for us to get to know our prospective students and their parents. It’s also an opportunity for you to speak directly to the head of school and ask any questions you may have. School staff will contact you to arrange an interview. 5. Registration: If accepted, a $150 registration deposit must be paid to guarantee child's enrollment in his or her grade level.

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Safety & Culture

Student safety is a top priority at Holmesburg Christian Academy, and several measures are taken to ensure a safe school environment. Some of these measures include: 1) Gated campus and playground 2) Locked entrance doors 3) Front entrance intercom...

Student safety is a top priority at Holmesburg Christian Academy, and several measures are taken to ensure a safe school environment. Some of these measures include: 1) Gated campus and playground 2) Locked entrance doors 3) Front entrance intercom security system 4) Full compliance with all government-required background checks for staff and volunteers 5) Active supervision of students by teachers at all times 5) Disciplinary policy to enforce standards of conduct and school/class rules 6) Monitored computer use, with internet filtered to allow only age-appropriate content

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Accreditations & Honors

MSA-CESS – Accredited by the Commission on Elementary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges. Member of the Mid-Atlantic Christian School Association (MACSA). HCA is recognized by and registered with the Department of Education,...

MSA-CESS – Accredited by the Commission on Elementary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges. Member of the Mid-Atlantic Christian School Association (MACSA). HCA is recognized by and registered with the Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a non-public, non-profit religious educational institution.

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School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 36.5%
White 29.8%
Hispanic 15.7%
Asian 3.4%
Other 14.6%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 55.1%
Male Students 44.9%

Special Education

Special Ed 6.7%

Gifted Education

Gifted 3.4%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 0.6%

Students Per Grade

Enrollment Pre K
29
Kindergarten Students
21
1st Grade Students
19
2nd Grade Students
24
3rd Grade Students
22
4th Grade Students
16
5th Grade Students
19
6th Grade Students
9
7th Grade Students
21
8th Grade Students
13
Total Students
193

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Instrumental,
  • Visual Arts,
  • Choir,
  • School Plays,
  • School Musicals

Sports Programs

  • Basketball,
  • Soccer,
  • Softball,
  • Track and Field,
  • Cheerleading,
  • Girls Basketball,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

The school operates both intramural and inter-school athletic programs for 5th through 8th grade students. These programs are designed to promote physical growth and social interaction. All students involved should maintain the highest standards of...

The school operates both intramural and inter-school athletic programs for 5th through 8th grade students. These programs are designed to promote physical growth and social interaction. All students involved should maintain the highest standards of Christian sportsmanship. Any student involved in the athletic program must be free from both academic and disciplinary probations. Transportation after games and practice is the parent’s responsibility.

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Other Activities

• Weekly Student Chapel for Christian Teachings and Worship • Educational Field Trips • School-wide Community Events & Fundraisers • Middle School Retreat at Camp Sankanac • Outdoor Education • Academic/Science Fairs • Class Service...

• Weekly Student Chapel for Christian Teachings and Worship • Educational Field Trips • School-wide Community Events & Fundraisers • Middle School Retreat at Camp Sankanac • Outdoor Education • Academic/Science Fairs • Class Service Projects • Spiritual Emphasis Week • Student Council • Teacher-led Student Clubs (rotating emphases)

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Language Programs

  • Spanish

Parent Programs

  • Parents Classroom Volunteers

Parent Involvement

Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF): At HCA we believe that strong parental involvement is essential for a successful education and wholesome school environment. Whether coordinating student activities, helping conduct a school fundraiser or assisting in...

Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF): At HCA we believe that strong parental involvement is essential for a successful education and wholesome school environment. Whether coordinating student activities, helping conduct a school fundraiser or assisting in school events, being involved empowers parents and helps students understand the value of the quality, Christ-centered education they receive at HCA.

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Before and After Care

  • Before Care,
  • After Care,
  • Extended Day,
  • Extended Programming

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