Middle School - Letter from the Principal

Dear HCA Families,

I would like to welcome back all our returning students and our new students to the Middle School. Hebron Christian Academy has a wonderful future on the horizon as God is blessing us in numerous ways. The teachers and staff are excited to work with our students this year. We look forward to partnering with the parents to provide a rich and fruitful Christian education for our students. As a parent myself, I know how fast time goes by. One year your child is in 1st grade and seemingly, in the blink of an eye, they are in middle school, or their senior year of high school for that matter.

“Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6

My vision for the middle school is to prepare our students for success in middle school and beyond by providing an excellent, well-rounded education immersed in biblical worldview. Just as Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with all men (Luke 2:52), we too encourage our young people to do the same. This means we encourage the development of maturity and responsibility in all of our students. Maturity and responsibility do not mean just following and obeying rules but striving to do God’s will in every situation. It means seeking to do what is right, looking to help and encourage others, and building up the entire body, not just one’s self. Students will have a sense of determination that no matter where the Lord leads them in life, they will have a purpose and standard to guide them in their lives.

Middle school is a remarkable time. One of the greatest benefits of this age group is the miracle of watching them grow right before our eyes. When they enter middle school as sixth graders, they are so small and unsure. When they leave us as rising ninth graders, they are mature, poised, and assured of who they are and how God made them. During this miraculous transformation, we can often watch God’s providential hand on them.

Ephesians 2:10 reminds us that we “are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

In His Charge,

Bob Gardner
Middle School Principal