Message from our Administrator

Coronavirus Building Shut Down

April 9,2020

Dear School Family,

We have been met with some unprecedented times.  I could have never imagined that I would be typing a letter to discuss the building shut down due to a novel virus that has swept across the world.  But yet, this is where we are standing, only a few days before we celebrate Easter.

As you have probably already heard, Gov. Wolfe has extended the closure of all school buildings for the rest of the school year.  While the buildings are closed, he makes it a point to say that teachers will be continuing to educate as they have been over the past couple of weeks.

This time has allowed us to explore our core value of innovation.  I commend our teachers on their quick response for implementing educational technologies at the time of original building closures by Gov. Wolfe. Whether it is in virtual classrooms or utilizing other electronic communication methods, students have been able to ask questions, complete assignments, and even have instrumental lessons and art demonstrations!  They have implemented online apps to assign books, practice spelling, and even taking some tests through these apps.

While all these unfamiliar methods can be overwhelming, the teachers have not lost the personalized education for the students.  Online learning allows the teachers to provide increased individualized learning opportunities to students.  Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher with any needed assistance or support. They are committed to helping you succeed in this time.

When challenges present themselves, we look at this as an opportunity to learn.  As the Bible states that a church is not the building, but the people inside, so is a school not a building, but the people inside.  A church is made up of a community of believers.  A school is made up of a community of educators, students, and parents educating and growing our children to be the best versions of themselves.  We, as Hershey Christian Academy, are a dedicated community of believers, educators, students, and parents committed to our children and to each other.  During this uncertain time, let us lean into and encourage each other.  As always, please feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher, Mr. Miller, or any member of the board for support, encouragement, prayer and any other needs.

 

Sincerely,
Kylie Murray
Board Chair
Hershey Christian Academy Board of Directors
kmurray@hersheychristianacademy.org

Mission Statement

Hershey Christian Academy is committed to cultivating an educational environment where students are challenged to think independently and purposefully, where a grace-centered approach allows individual growth, self-confidence and worth in a safe classroom environment. We are convinced that an education that has Christ at the core will empower and equip students to be leaders in tomorrow’s world.

We are in the process of updating our website for upcoming re-enrollments and new enrollments. Check back frequently! Our Open House dates are posted below.

 

Upcoming Events!

  • May 7th ~ Virtual Parent Association Meeting Minutes

  • May 11th – May 15th ~ Spirit Week

  • May 18th – School Board Meeting @ 6:30 pm via Zoom

  • May 20th – All-School Last Chapel @ 10 am via Zoom

  • May 20th  – Virtual Field Day

  • May 22nd – Last Day of School; End-of-Year Car Parade!

  • May 31st – POSTPONED – Purse Bingo

  • June 15th – School Board Meeting via Zoom 6:30 pm

We are currently accepting applications for Substitute Teachers, along with the following positions:

  • Secondary Math Teacher

  • Secondary Science Teacher

  • Elementary Spanish Teacher

  • Secondary Spanish Teacher

  • Elementary Digital Skills Teacher

  • Elementary Makerspace Teacher

  • After School Club Coordinator

  • Master Art Teacher

 Please view job descriptions for the above positions HERE.  To apply, submit your curriculum vitae and resume to our office at the address or email below.  Please be sure to read our Statement of Faith to ensure you are comfortable with our focus.  All positions require clearances.  View our non discrimination statement HERE.

Hershey Christian Academy, 99 Valley Road, Hummelstown, PA 17036. 

You may also submit applications to info@HersheyChristianAcademy.org

Testimonies

What people say about us...

tim rockafellow

Tim Rockafellow

I was the head of school at Hershey Christian School for 10 years and it was the best experience of my life. This is the same community that will bless your family and I know that they will provide a wonderful staff that will love your children and instill biblical values that will guide them throughout their lives. It is worth every penny you spend now that reaps eternal benefits for everyone in your family.

My thoughts and prayers are with the board and the leadership as HCA prepares to open their doors to the community.

wendy moyer

Wendy Moyer

Although this is a new school technically, it will have the same “feel” that we’ve had for the last 10+ years because it’s the same community with (anticipating) many of the same great teachers. Highly recommend it for a safe, nurturing, character building, academically excellent academic experience!

Debbie Hoffer

Debbie Hoffer

A peace-filled place of learning excellence. We can’t wait to continue our journey with Hershey Christian Academy this fall!

andria jacobs

Andria

My role is first as a parent, and with that comes the responsibility that I have been given by GOD to nurture, teach, and raise the blessing he has provided us with.  There is no better place that I would rather put my child in than at Hershey Christian Academy.  I have seen first hand the experience that a educational environment with a Christ centered core has given my daughter and my family.  My daughter has shown confidence that she didn’t realize she had and for that, I am forever grateful.  If you want to have a wonderful experience while providing your child with a solid education, Hershey Christian Academy is for you.  I encourage you to contact HCA.

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Alysia

“The teachers at Hershey Christian Academy have facilitated life-changing growth in our daughter. Although she was already a confident student, the peaceful environment these teachers provide encouraged her to firmly plant her feet but spread her wings to develop into the unique creation God created her to be. We appreciate the smaller student-to-teacher ratio, as it allows for an individualized approach in education. If your child needs support, s/he will get it. If s/he needs to be challenged more, rest assured these teachers will identify and respond with creative planning.”