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Special Programs & Events

Hershey Christian Academy embraces various
approaches toward academics and learning.


There are numerous ways to name a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) lab. We call ours Makerspace. It’s a class intended to celebrate and stimulate hands-on learning and discovery. In Makerspace, all kinds of learning happens. Guided inquiry invites more questions and experimentation, which then leads to repurposing, new inventions, and more enthusiasm to explore.

Jump Start

Every morning, early elementary students at HCA get their minds and bodies pumping with a fitness program called Jump Start, twenty minutes of brain-strengthening exercises that require right and left crossings of the midline. Studies have shown that midline-crossing activities help to activate both sides of the brain, making connections that enhance the learning process. What a fun and lively way to “jumpstart” the rest of the school day!

Band, Chorus & Music Lessons

We are pleased to offer free music lessons for full-time enrolled 3rd through 12th grade students. Lessons include woodwind instruments, percussion and/or guitar. Students can also join the HCA Band and Chorus!


Music classes help students to realize the primary purpose of music is to glorify and worship God, to discover and develop their musical abilities, and to create an atmosphere of love and enjoyment for music listening and performance. Children will prepare for concerts and other school performances throughout the year. We also offer instrumental music lessons for free with full-time enrollment.


Our art curriculum explores a variety of artistic media including drawing, painting, sculpture and textiles. While creating artwork, students are introduced to famous works from art history, forge connections with other cultures and learn how artistic skills are applied to other academic subjects.

Digital Skills

Computer literacy and the development of programming logic and critical thinking are the core of our digital skills program. This class will guide students to navigate through our world of technology in a way that honors God. They will learn ways to be a good witness to the world through competent and responsible use of various computer programs and media arts.

Physical Education

All students will have at least one weekly class of P.E. During this time, students will enjoy instruction and experience in various sports and activities. They will develop motor skills, increase their knowledge of sports, improve fitness and health, practice self discipline and goal setting, and benefit from all the valuable lessons gleaned from sports and physical activity, including sports ethics.


Hershey Christian Academy students look forward to weekly chapel! A guest speaker delivers a powerful message, and students have time to worship and pray together. Chapel offers a mid-week blessing for full-time and homeschool students and staff. Families of HCA students are welcome to join us for this special time!

Missions Day

Once a year, we highlight fellow believers who are in the mission field serving others. Students have the opportunity to hear stories from around the world about how God is working to bring hope and eternal life.

Grandparents Day

HCA is one big family! Every fall, we invite grandparents of HCA students to join us for the day as we spoil them and help them build memories with their grandchildren!

Thanksgiving Feast

Have you ever made butter or ice cream from scratch?? HCA’s older elementary students learn to churn butter, roll ice cream cans, smash apples into sauce and more in preparation for their feast!

Music Concerts

Elementary students, along with HCA’s Band and Choir, perform in two concerts during the year. Guests enjoy singing and musical performances at our Christmas and Spring Concerts.

Art Gallery

Families love visiting the annual HCA Art Gallery! Each student has the opportunity to showcase a special piece of artwork that they have created during Art class.

Talent Show

We like to provide various opportunities for our students to shine and build confidence! The annual Talent Show allows for students to perform an act of their choice!