Haywood Christian Academy offers an excellent Christian education in beautiful Haywood County, NC. Our team of certified teachers strive to provide students an education that will transform their lives and consequently change our world for the glory of God.
At Haywood Christian Academy, our teachers are mentors who combine a concern for academics, spiritual growth, and involvement in all aspects of student life.
HCA holds a dual accreditation: Association of Christian Schools International and Cognia.
ACSI provides leadership development, educator certification, and professional development programs for our school and 5,000 other Evangelical Protestant Christian schools in over 100 countries.
HCA offers a Bridge Learning Center to support the academic program. Academic Coaches of the BLC are trained in the Orton-Gillingham multi-sensory approach. The BLC serves students who struggle with language related difficulties.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 154 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $605
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Haywood Christian Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Language-based learning differences
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
154 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade
Haywood Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Number of AP Courses
3 courses
Advanced Courses
AP Literature, Honors US History
Classroom Dress Code
(Modesty Policy)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
K-12 rates start at $605/month. Please contact the admissions office for more information and to schedule a tour.
Summer Program Cost
Summer Program Cost Notes
Preschool summer rates start at $610 for 7 weeks. Please contact the admissions office for more information and to schedule a tour.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Beth Blazer


Total Sports Offered
4 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Classes, Drama, Drama Class, Drama Productions, graphic design, Praise Team, Yearbook

School Notes

  • The mission of Haywood Christian Academy is to serve as partners with Christian parents in providing an excellent education that is founded on Biblical truth.  Parents and guardians are to be united in their belief that enrollment at HCA is the best training option for their child(ren). At least one parent of students must have a clear testimony of personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior. Parents and guardians must agree to have their child taught from Biblical perspectives as stated in the Family-School Covenant and Statement of Faith. Because we believe home, school, and church are vital in shaping a child`s character, all HCA families must be actively involved in a local Christian church.   In keeping with the Biblical lifestyle standards stated in the Family- School Covenant, HCA defines the family as a group of individuals related to one another by marriage, birth, or adoption, divinely instituted and sanctioned in the beginning when God created one man and one woman, brought them together, and commanded them to be "fruitful and multiply." Same gender couples (legally married, civil union, or common-law) are not permitted to enroll students at HCA.   HCA is a religious institution providing an education in a distinct Christian environment. We believe that our Biblical role is to work in conjunction with parents to mold students to be Christ-like. On those occasions in which the atmosphere or conduct within a particular home is counter to or in opposition to the Biblical lifestyle the school teaches, the school reserves the right, within its sole discretion, to refuse admission of an applicant or to discontinue enrollment of a student. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, living in, condoning, or supporting sexual immorality; practicing homosexual lifestyle or alternative gender identity; promoting such practices; or otherwise having the inability to support the moral principles of the school (Leviticus 20:13a, Romans 1:27, Matthew 19:4-6).  The standard HCA student profile is an average to above average student with no significant academic or behavioral difficulties. HCA accepts only those students who have a reasonable opportunity for success within the context of current school programs and offerings. Records from any previous school will be requested, and incoming students may be tested before entry. As students mature, they are considered to be progressively more responsible for their attitude toward school. Students in elementary school must be willing to abide by the spirit of the Core Values (Family-School Covenant). Students in Grades 6-12 must agree to the specifics of the Student Pledge and Commitment as stated and sign in compliance. Students in Grades 9-12 should exhibit a definite personal desire to be at HCA. The commitment to a positive attitude toward instruction from Biblical perspectives should be made annually, by both parents and students.   All students must be open to instruction from a Biblical perspective, and students in Grades 9-12 should have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ. Those who have not yet declared a personal faith in Christ and who are not antagonistic to God`s Word, yet open and willing to obediently follow instruction from their parents, guardians, and teachers, may be considered for enrollment.   In keeping with Biblical lifestyle standards, stated in the Family-School Covenant, HCA does not permit enrollment for:           * Students who are married, pregnant, or have children. If a student causes a pregnancy or becomes pregnant while attending HCA, he or she may not be permitted to continue enrollment.         * Students who are homosexual, exhibit homosexual behavior, or support homosexuality.         * Students with a transgender/gender identity lifestyle or support such a lifestyle. God bestows gender upon each person as male or female to reflect His image, and HCA will only recognize a student's biological gender.         * Student(s) of a parent(s) who is a registered sex offender.  Enrollment is not on a first-come, first-served basis, but is considered according to each family`s Christian commitment and long-term intention to educate their child/children at HCA. Each Director seeks to place each student in a classroom environment that will optimally meet the student`s learning needs. This class placement is based on faculty recommendations; the needs, abilities, and strengths of the student; and the style of the respective teacher. Admissions appeals are made to the Director of Instruction who then take the appeals to a review committee for the final decision. Grievance appeals can be made to the Head of School.   Mid-semester transfers for the Upper School students are rarely granted for reasons other than geographic relocation. Students are not accepted if they have been expelled from other schools for behavior that would require expulsion under the guidelines of HCA.   HCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin in the administrations of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial assistance programs, athletic programs, or other school administered programs.
Source: Verified school update

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Great school that bases all classes on Biblical principles. Both of my kids attended for 11 years and received an excellent, Godly education.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 154 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $605
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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