What is a Christian Environment? A school’s environment is made up of first impressions, individual encounters and enforcement of its policies. Creating a Christian Environment takes its lead from Christ’s example and principles from God’s Word. We want our students' experiences at HCA to help develop his heart toward God, not away from Him.
Why do we believe in a Christian Environment? A Christian Environment of love and excellence can help prepare the heart’s soil to receive academic and spiritual truths. Famous American statesman Daniel Webster affirmed the importance of Christian principles when he wrote, “whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens”.
How do we create a Christian Environment? Every academic institution has a philosophy, and implements it by including elements they consider helpful and excluding elements they consider harmful. HCA holds a Christian philosophy of education which guides the formal policies and functions of our school and also the casual interactions and connections we make. HCA’s philosophies are built off of God’s Word – love the Lord with all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself (Mark 12:28-31).
What are the effects of a Christian Environment? The results of this kind of school culture are widespread and positive. Students can learn and develop their talents without fear of bullying, discrimination or favoritism. Parents know that their children will be taught, disciplined and corrected in love. Teachers can focus on inspiring growth and knowledge. We see from both precept and experience that when a man pleases the Lord, he can make even his enemies to be at peace with him (Prov. 16:7).