We would do anything to help ensure their future success and Christian character development. However, as financial pressures weigh on families across our community, you may have wondered whether a Christian education is really worth the cost. Jesus said the second greatest commandment is to love your neighbor as yourself (Mark 12:31). Regardless of the vocations our children eventually pursue, they will serve others. The preparation they receive in school will dramatically affect their ability to love and serve their neighbors through their callings. A safe, secure learning environment, one of the keys to student success, is a top benefit of a Christian school. Christian education reinforces a commitment to excellence, strengthening a biblical Christian worldview. In fact, the recent Cardus Education Survey and other education studies show that ACSI member schools develop the whole child better than any other type of school.
Christian school students consistently score top marks on standardized tests and college entrance exams. “Private high school students scored significantly higher than public high school students on reading, math, and science assessments by age 15, and by age 23 had higher levels of educational attainment” (Frenette and Chan, 2015).
Hickory Ridge Academy challenges its students to follow a path that will bring glory and honor to the One they serve, providing great benefits to the faculty and staff, students, parents, and community.
Hickory Ridge Academy is one of the most affordable private Christian schools in Chesapeake. We believe that everyone should be able to take advantage of a quality Christian education. At HRA you will not compromise quality based on affordability.