Hickory Grove Christian School (HGCS) is a ministry of Hickory Grove Baptist Church.
HGCS is a private Christian school serving students from transitional kindergarten (TK) through 12th grade. Our school exists "to know Christ and to make Him known through Christian education." HGCS is accredited by AdvancEd and is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).
Our graduates have been accepted to 176 different colleges and universities and every U.S. military service academy. Highlighting our curriculum is theological education led by teachers who have either completed (or nearly completed) multiple advanced degrees (MA, MDiv and EdD).
Currently, HGCS offers 17 Advanced Placement courses and the prestigious AP Capstone Diploma from the College Board.
There are currently nine different dual-enrollment classes transcripted through the College at Southeastern.
The school`s International Program hosts students from five different continents (Africa, Asia, Europe, and Central and South America), and we offer a Spanish Immersion program in grades K-2 for English speakers in a "90/10" methodology.
Our 29 athletic teams in 14 different sports with multiple state championships compete in the Metrolina Athletic Conference (MAC) and the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Associations Championships (NCISAA).
We invite prospective students and parents to call 704-531-3589 for additional information or schedule a personal tour.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 895 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,200
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Hickory Grove Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in North Carolina for:

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
895 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade
Hickory Grove Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
85 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
17 courses
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science A, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Government & Politics, AP Human Geography, AP Psychology, AP Research, AP Seminar, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP U.S. History
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Classroom Dress Code
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
TK - $8,200 K-5th - $8,625 6th-8th - $9,375 9th-12th - $10,400 Tuition varies by grade level; visit our website at hgchristian.org for more information.
Admissions Director
Molly Sutton
Admissions Associate
Tanya McCorkle



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
30 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Apologetics Club, Chick-fil-A Leadership Academy, Culinary Club, Discipleship, Global Ambassadors, Guidance Session, Health Occupations Students of America, International Culture Club, International Thespian Society, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Science Honor Society, Public Speaking Club, Quill and Scroll Honor Society, Rho Kappa, Spanish Club, Spanish Reading/Conversation Club, Spirit Club, Student Council, Venture Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Acapella Club, Art Club, Choir Club, Drama Club, Fiber Club, Guitar Club, Jazz Band, Pep Band, Praise Band, Ukulele Club

School Notes

  • Hickory Grove Christian is a school whose administration and teachers love Jesus and are passionate about making a difference in students` lives through Christian education. The school, a ministry of Hickory Grove Baptist Church, partners with the parent community in providing the "very best" for students. To redeem and renew the soul and mind of the student, the school focuses on fostering excellence in spiritual development, academics, arts, and athletics in a Christ-centered environment 
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
In our process of relocation, I used this site to research schools. God truly blessed us with our decision to attend HGCS! The last four years have been truly amazing for our daughter! The student body is diverse; the education, extracurriculars, and school campus are top-notched! During the pandemic, the communication from the administration was outstanding! KUDOS to the technology team - students seamlessly handled in-person to virtual instruction. The staff is professional and truly cares about uplifting Christian character. HGCS - Thank you for all that you do!!
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HGCS is a loving Christian environment, where the teachers and coaches truly and wholeheartedly care. Jesus Christ, spreading the Gospel, Bible and prayer are top priorities. This environment has produced students who are friendly, kind, caring and respectful to the teachers as well as each other. We are blessed and so grateful the Lord has led us to this wonderful place and how our son is thriving here!
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The teachers seem to really care about the well being of their students. Head of School is very accessible and open to feedback.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 895 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,200
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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