Highland Christian Academy

2250 West Highland Avenue, Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 741-5530

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 119 students 6 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

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About this school

Highland Christian Academy is a private middle school in Elgin. The principal of Highland Christian Academy is Bill Warren, whose e-mail is bill@thehighlandconnection.com. 119 children attend Highland Christian Academy and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. The student to teacher ratio at Highland Christian Academy is 6:1. Harvest Christian Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 56% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% %
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 15% %
Multiracial 13% %
Hispanic 12% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I cannot begin to explain what a true Godsend Highland Christian Academy has been for our family. Our journey with HCA began when my son was turning five years old and I wanted him in full-day Kindergarten rather than the 2.5 hours a day in a public school setting. The teachers and staff are beyond amazing and the small class sizes really allow for a lot of one-on-one time for the students. My son is learning in a Christian setting but above all he is having so much fun that it doesn t even feel like learning. Not only does he love being at school love his classmates love his teachers and love learning he is THRIVING both academically (straight A report card for the past 2 years) and spiritually (he loves talking about how good God is). Highland Christian Academy is definitely the right fit for us and it wouldn t be possible without the financial scholarships that are offered to families to help offset the cost. I appreciate everything that the staff at HCA has done for both myself and my son. He is excelling in all areas and I couldn't be happier.

  • (1 year ago)

    The teachers are compassionate caring and are genuinely interested in your Child and their education. TOP NOTCH!

  • (1 year ago)

    We have 2 kids in HCA and coudn't be happier. They are testing a year ahead (or more) of their grade level and they are growing in their faith. But what sets HCA apart is that every child feels included and loved. Every color and economic situation is represented. My kids didn't feel like they fit in and didn't want to go to school before and now they love it and feel welcomed and loved. We also didn't think we could afford it but HCA worked with us to make it possible (69% of kids on scholarship) . We are very thankful for the school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Small christian school that really feels like a 'Family'. My kids are a full year ahead of public schools academicly and their spiritual walk has grown tremendously since transferring in. We are so blessed to have found this school wish we would have came here first before spending so many years at the other larger christian school up the block. What a difference being in a smaller school makes on a child's spiritual life. Learning to serve the Lord pray and journal each day and give back to the community are just as important as academics. Thank you HCA for what you are teaching our children. There is no price you can put on what they are learning here!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is cool because all of the nice teachers expecally Mr. backey

  • (5 years ago)

    A great Christian structure with wonderful teachers who truly care for each student's individual needs and success. I can not say enough about the faculty and the outstanding education my son has received there.

  • (6 years ago)

    Due to an increase in my work hours I had to stop homeschooling and start looking for a school. HCA had everything I was looking for and more. From the curriculum ABEKA (which is what I used as a homeschooler) to the small class sizes to the all Christian faculty. I thank the Lord everyday for HCA.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son has been going to this school for three years. It has been a blessing for him and us. I am most thank-ful for the foundation that he is building and the friends that he is making. The staff and teachers are excellent. I like the fact that the school encourages good work/school habits. This will carry my son far in school. Check this school out! You will like what you see.

  • (10 years ago)

    Wonderful small Christian school. Progressive A Bekka Curriculum A++ teachers and a super-charged young Pastor. Small class size = more teacher time! Many Willow families are here too! Check it out before you register anywhere else! A refreshing return to our own youth/school days! Great Library and computer lab too!

  • (10 years ago)

    We began searching for a school when our oldest daughter was 2. We looked at other Christian schools in the area Catholic schools and other 'private' schools. We immediatley felt a sense of 'Home' when we walked into Highland Christian Academy. It was like stepping back in time to our own childhood yet it had all the modern day advances like a computer lab & cool library with bean bag chairs. There is a great teacher to student ratio my daughter had 11 kids in her Kindergarten class and was reading by Christmas of Kindergarten! We have 3 of our children in school here now the oldest in 6th Grade. This year they will go serve at a Christian Workcamp and 7th/8th graders go on a Missions Trip! I am excited to see my children learn to love and serve the Lord at an early age here. Come see it!

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