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Notes for Prospective Students
Mars Hill Academy is an independent, classical Christian K-12
school that has been serving families of southwestern Ohio since
The school is accredited by the Association of Classical and
Christian Schools (www.accsedu.org), an accomplishment achieved by
only 29 schools in the United States.
Located in Mason, Ohio, MHA
serves some 337 students from six counties in southwestern Ohio -
Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Montgomery, and
MHA students are theologically, ethnically, and socio-economically
More than 75 churches (Protestant, Roman Catholic, and
Greek Orthodox) are attended by MHA students.
Twenty-one percent of
MHA students are non-Caucasian and the number is growing; major
ethnic groups represented are Asian, African-American, Indian, and
While most MHA families fall above the 2013 Weighted
Average Poverty Thresholds, there are less-privileged families at
the school that approach these thresholds; about one of every ten
students comes from a family with annual income of less than
MHA adopts the Classical educational method of the ancient Greeks
Refined through the ages and reintroduced in the United
States during the mid-twentieth century, this method leverages the
natural learning abilities of children and consistently produces
extraordinary students – students that possess a genuine love
of learning, that think clearly, listen carefully, reason and write
persuasively, and speak precisely.
MHA promotes a distinctly Christian worldview.
Ideas and concepts
are presented as part of a larger whole defined by Christian truth;
students are led to evaluate all human knowledge and experience in
light of the scriptures.
Graduates leave with a deep understanding
of their world; the ability to discern truth, beauty, and goodness;
and the ability to think, learn, and influence the world for the
glory of God.
MHA is an independent school, meaning that it accepts no funding
from local, state, or federal governments or religious
The school relies entirely on tuition revenue and
private donations from generous school family and friends,
charitable foundations, and business partners to cover operational
costs (about $2.5 million for SY 2013-2014).
MHA to provide a true classical Christian educational experience -
pure in mission, vision, and result - free from outside oversight
Independence, classical methodology, and Christian worldview are
intimately and intentionally woven throughout all that is done at
This integrated approach, unique among schools in greater
Cincinnati, produces extraordinary results – students that
are equipped to learn effectively and who love to learn, students
of character, and students prepared to influence the world for the
glory of God.
MHA students regularly score well above average on national
standardized tests (Stanford, PSAT, SAT, and ACT) and routinely
score high on National Latin, National Greek, and AP Exams.
2013 graduates averaged an SAT Composite Score of 1330
(92ndpercentile) and an ACT Composite Score of 30
On average 25% of all graduating MHA seniors are designated as
National Merit Scholar Finalists or are commended
students. Nearly all MHA students move on to college or
university after graduation.
Recent graduates have chosen to study
in the fields of Business, Community Development, Criminal Justice,
Economics, Education, Engineering, Filmmaking, Journalism,
Linguistics, Mathematics, Music, Nursing, and Theatre.
For more information about Mars Hill Academy, please contact Rick
Santa, Advancement Director, at 513-259-3845 or check our web
site at www.marshill.edu.