VISIT OUR WEBSITE for much more information.  We are double accredited through ILCS/FLOCS and also COGNIA.
Located near Keystone Heights and Starke, FL  Hope Christian Academy serves infants - 4 year olds in the Early Education department and Kindergarten through 12th grade in the academic school.
We use the biblically based, college prep Bob Jones University curriculum.
We have been in service to our community since 2001.
Standardize Testing: STAR Readiness Testing throughout the year.  Hope Christian Academy is a distinctly Christian school that incorporates the truths found in the Bible into every aspect of our educational process.
We endeavor to provide academic excellence from a Christian view that will equip each child to be successful in all areas of life.
We hold to the truth that the Bible is the inspired, infallible, inerrant, eternal Word of God.
Every part of our curriculum is interpreted and applied from a Christ centered, Bible based perspective.
We couple this with teachers whose sincere desire is to impact lives for eternity.
Students begin writing cursive in first grade and are reading by the time they leave our kindergarten class.
We teach every subject every day of the week.
All subjects are emphasized at HCA, not just the ones that will be on state tests.
We are Florida VPK and Episcopal Children's Service Providers and accept McKay, AAA, and Step Up for Students Scholarships.
EARLY ED - birth through VPK: 1). Achieved the "Schools of Excellence" seal from FLOCS. 2). Achieved excellent inspections four (4) times per year for the last two years. 3). Inspections are completed by DCF, ECS and FLOCS. 4). Our curriculum starts in Infants and goes through VPK, and is called Frog Street.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 271 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Hope Christian Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
2002

Student Body

Total Students
271 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
7%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade
Hope Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
88%
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
W, T, TH: Specific color of Polo-style shirts with khaki slacks, shorts, or skirts. FRI.: Jeans with HCA Spirit Tee. WED.: Chapel shirts with khaki slacks or skirt.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Please contact HCA as there are various tuition prices depending upon the grades. Thank you. Call for a consultation: 352-473-4040 Our scholarships are linked on our website.
Admissions Director
Rachel Morgan
Admissions Associate
M. Hanson

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Key Club, National Honor Society Chapter, Student Government Association

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama Program, S.T.E.A.M. Fair

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Competitive Sports

School Notes

  • VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO!
  • Double accredited
  • Hot Lunch Program
  • College prep Bob Jones University curriculum
  • Drama program
  • S.T.E.A.M. Fair
  • Award-winning Athletic Program for 6th grade and above
  • Early Education teachers hold a Florida or National CDA
  • Academic School staff hold bachelor's degrees or higher, or are working toward their degrees as required by accreditation.
  • Before- and after-care
  • National Honor Society
  • Key Club
  • Student Government Association
  • Joe Murphy Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • EARLY ED - birth through VPK:  1). Achieved the "Schools of Excellence" seal from FLOCS.  2).  Achieved excellent inspections four (4) times per year for the last two years.  3).  Inspections are completed by DCF, ECS and FLOCS.  4).  Our curriculum starts in Infants and goes through VPK, and is called Frog Street.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Hope Christian Academy often compared to?

Hope Christian Academyis often viewed alongside schools like Northside Christian Academy, Cassels Christian Academy by visitors of our site.

What sports does Hope Christian Academy offer?

Hope Christian Academy offers 6 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Football, Softball and Volleyball.

What is Hope Christian Academy's ranking?

Hope Christian Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees and Largest student body.

When is the application deadline for Hope Christian Academy?

The application deadline for Hope Christian Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
5  
Three of my children attend, one being in daycare. Great school, even better that it has that family feel. The staff wants what`s best for the children and it shows. Cannot thank them enough for what they do. I see huge improvements in my older kids.
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5  
My 5th grader has been attending HCA for 5 years. We love our school and our teachers. The kitchen crew is awesome and Chef Jeff offers a great menu for students. Being part of HCA is like being part of a big family.
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5  
Moving my children to this school has made a huge impact on my children & family. They are excelling in their studies & love being involved in every aspect of the school. We are a big sports family & this was a huge perk for us to have so many to choose from. So happy to be a part of HCA. It has become more of a family than a school.
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5  
Family atmosphere with traditional school offerings. College prep curriculum with dual enrollment opportunity. Great school.
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"We absolutely love the school, teachers, and administrators."
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 271 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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