Introduction of Ministry:
God's Word, our Bible, God provides examples of how we are to go about doing our work for Him. Our love for God inspires
us to give our very best to Him at all times. Let us always look to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, the power of the
Holy Spirit for strength and guidance in carrying forth his work to "reach, teach, win, nurture and hold God's children."
The Bible is taught so that we may learn of God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit; that all may be saved; that the
body of Christ may grow; that the building of the Kingdom of God continues until Jesus returns.
- Christ is the cent of All
- Children are the
most important people in the Academy
- High expectations
and accountability are key elements for student achievement
- A positive school climate must exist
communication is critical to student success, and parents and community are partners in teaching and learning.
Who We Are:
Maryland licensed since 1983, the Highland
park Christian Academy is organized into two departments: the Pre-School Department, which serves children two through
four years of age; and the Elementary Department, which serves children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Dedicated
and experienced Christian teachers promote teaching and learning in a Christian environment. Our air-conditioned classrooms
are bright, cheerful, and well maintained.
Goals for SY:
Goal 1 - Academic Achievement: to decrease the number of students scoring
Below Basic and Basic in other reading and mathematics.
Goal 2 - Christian Principles: Teach the basic principles
of the Christian faith by teaching the Bible as the Word of God, a source of doctrine and a guide for daily living.
- School climate: To create a safe, secure, orderly and well maintained school environment.
Goal 4 - Academy Initiatives
to Improve Instruction for all students: to conduct comprehensive on-site professional development; and provide on-site
professional development support for teachers, provide readiness training and certification support for paraprofessionals.
5 - Parent/Community Involvement: to increase active parent participation.
Goal 6 - Improve academic
achievement, teacher efficiency and availability of teaching and learning through technology: to increase knowledge,
skills and confidence in using varied types of technology.
6. Train up a child in the way he should go...
Aftercare Program Activities and Services:
The Academy, which is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., provides a Christian learning environment that helps children achieve
academically and spiritually, with a strong focus on individual heritage
Contact the Academy for the official school
calendar and for the summer pre-school program. You may also contact us for the summer school-age program (JOY - Jesus,
Others and You).
School-Age Department (Kindergarten thru Grade 6)
Regular school hours are from 8:30
a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Parents can leave their children between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. We ask that children arrive no
later than 9:00 a.m.
are presently a total of 320 students enrolled, as well as an extensive potential enrollee list. Enrollment priority
is granted first to current parents, parents in the First Baptist Church of Highland Park family, and then to the general
Meals: Nutritious meals,
which meet the Maryland State Nutrition and Food Program, are prepared on our premises and served daily. Breakfast,
lunch, and snacks are provided in accordance with the student's attendance time.
Attire: Our Academy children wear uniforms. The uniform stores are Klassy Kids – Waldorf,
MD (301) 645-8081, All American Wear –Lanham, MD (301) 459-5000 and Flynn &O’Hara –Lanham, MD (240)
Academy does not offer transportation to and from the school.
and Staff: Mrs. E. Louise White is the Principal of Highland Park Christian
Academy. She currently supervises a staff of approximately 42, including 20 teachers, 14 paraprofessionals, and office
and kitchen staff