Academics

Harvest Hills Christian School strives to maintain high academic standards, as each student’s educational experience is challenging, demanding, and rewarding. We are uniquely qualified to provide a top-quality Christian education for children and young people.

  • We use one of the finest curriculums available: Bob Jones University Press.
  • Almost all courses are taught in a traditional classroom setting — with full-time teachers. Some Jr. High and Sr. High courses may be taught using Bob Jones University Press video courses.
  • All faculty members are highly-qualified — in both training and experience.
  • Because our classes are small, all teachers are able to take a personal interest in each student.
  • Our kindergarten classes are not day care programs, but rather offer thorough academic instruction.
  • All reading curriculum and instruction is phonics-based.
  • Elementary, Jr. High, and Sr. High students take the annual Iowa Achievement Tests, on which they often score well above the national averages.
  • High school students take college-preparation courses — so they are thoroughly prepared for their ACT and SAT tests.
  • All students go on field trips throughout the year to help broaden their educational experience.
  • Individual God-given talents are developed as students participate in two music and drama programs each year.
  • Harvest Hills Christian School is a member of the American Association of Christian Schools.

 

Harvest Hills Christian school is obviously not a public school, but neither is it a private school.  It is a Christian school, operated as a ministry of Harvest Hills Baptist Church — although its students do not have to be members of our church.  Because we are a Christian school:

  • Students are taught a daily Bible lesson.
  • Students attend a special chapel program every Wednesday.  Parents are always welcome to visit these chapel programs, where students sing gospel songs and listen to Bible preaching.
  • All curriculum is biblically based.  Nothing in it contradicts anything in God’s Word, the Bible.
  • Students are taught how to personally know God and how to please Him in every-day living.