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Founded in 1970, Harrells Christian Academy is the region’s only college preparatory school.  Our integrated, rigorous K-12 curriculum combines with competitive team sports and multiple extracurricular offerings to enable graduates to confidently apply for admission to the college or university that will best help them realize their career goals.  

At the same time, HCA is a fully committed Christian school.  Students are exposed on a daily basis to strong Biblical instruction, communal worship and prayer, and individual mentoring by a mature Christian faculty.  At Harrells Christian Academy, students’ minds, hearts, bodies, and souls are all invited to grow to their God-given potential. This growth happens when dedicated teachers, staff, and families work as a team to challenge, nurture, and engage every young person in the school.  Some highlights of our academic program:

  • At all age levels, students are offered significant off-campus learning experiences at places like historic Charleston, SC; Washington, DC; the North Carolina coastal waterways, New York, NY; Costa Rica, and this year, South Africa.  Many of these trips combine academic learning with service and missions.
  • HCA’s new STEAM Lab introduces young students to the principles and tools that underlie science, technology, engineering, art, and math through hands-on lessons in 3D printing, coding, robotics, and more.
  • Individualized college counseling begins in the 9th grade for every student and family.
  • HCA offers classes in agriculture, a competitive FFA club, and a fully outfitted greenhouse that produces student-grown flowers and vegetables.
  • Students as young as kindergarten learn to lead worship in HCA’s 400-seat auditorium. 

Harrells Christian Academy is dually accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  HCA also enjoys membership in the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools and the North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association.

  Name Title Group Contact
Cathy Ammons Ammons, Cathy Middle School Language Arts
Sabrina Armstrong Armstrong, Sabrina Lower School Art and STEAM Lab
Jason Arnette Arnette, Jason Strength Training/Athletics
Steven Autry Autry, Steven Middle School Science
Angelia Bass Bass, Angelia Lower School STEAM Lab
Noel Blue Blue, Noel Director of College Counseling
Lori Boone Boone, Lori Fourth and Fifth Grade Teacher
Margo Bowker Bowker, Margo Music Teacher 910-532-4575
Jackson Brock Brock, Jackson Middle School Bible
Beth Bryan Bryan, Beth Middle School Language Arts
Jan Butler Butler, Jan Kindergarten Teacher
Leslie Darden Darden, Leslie Upper School Science
Julie Ellis Ellis, Julie Middle School Mathematics
Susan Frederick Frederick, Susan Administrative Assistant
Jayne Green Green, Jayne Upper School English and French
Alex Grey Grey, Alex Head of Upper School
Elizabeth Griffin Griffin, Elizabeth Head of Lower and Middle Schools
Clayton Hall Hall, Clayton Athletic Director
Rhonda Hall Hall, Rhonda Administrative Assistant
Tina Hernandez Hernandez, Tina Custodial
David Hoffman Hoffman, David Technical Support
Johanna Johnson Johnson, Johanna First Grade Teacher
Winfred Johnson Johnson, Winfred Middle School Social Studies
Jenna King King, Jenna Kindergarten Teacher
Steve le Roux le Roux, Steve Spiritual Life
Lindsay Matthews Matthews, Lindsay Middle School Mathematics
Lindsay Matthews Matthews, Lindsay Accountant
Kelly Nelms Nelms, Kelly Advancement Associate
Jodie Nelson Nelson, Jodie Middle School/Upper School Art Teacher
Allison Page Page, Allison First Grade Teacher
Ruth Ann Parker Parker, Ruth Ann Upper School Biology
Steven Paylor Paylor, Steven Upper School History
Lynn Pearson Pearson, Lynn Upper School Mathematics
Lynn Pearson Pearson, Lynn Upper School Mathematics
Natalie Pope Pope, Natalie Yearbook Publications/Public Relations
Melody Powell Powell, Melody Upper School Bible
Melody Powell Powell, Melody Upper School Bible 919-761-2100
Patricia Quinn Quinn, Patricia Nurse
Patricia Quinn Quinn, Patricia Nurse
Debbie Raynor Raynor, Debbie Fourth and Fifth Grade Assistant
Jessica Register Register, Jessica Middle School Language Arts
Christian Rogers Rogers, Christian Health/Physical Education
Jessica Sawvel Sawvel, Jessica Fourth and Fifth Grade Teacher
Jessica Sawvel Sawvel, Jessica Fourth and Fifth Grade Teacher
Jan Searles Searles, Jan Administrative Assistant
Nell Sloan Sloan, Nell Upper School Mathematics
Kristen Spell Spell, Kristen Upper School Chemistry and Physics
Rhonda Spell Spell, Rhonda Fourth and Fifth Grade Teacher
Marilyn St. Pierre St. Pierre, Marilyn Upper School English
Alicia Sutton Sutton, Alicia Advancement Associate
Missy Tart Tart, Missy Teacher Assistant 910-214-4028
Eva Thornton Thornton, Eva Director of Institutional Advancement
Eva Thornton Thornton, Eva Director of Advancement 910-532-4575
Sonya Thornton Thornton, Sonya Second Grade Teacher
Lisa Turlington Turlington, Lisa Third Grade Teacher
Joy Usher Usher, Joy Media Specialist
Emily Villegas Villegas, Emily Upper School Spanish
Angie Wachter Wachter, Angie The Learning Center
Patrick Walker Walker, Patrick Custodial
Andy Wells Wells, Andy Head of School
Dean Wells Wells, Dean Facilities Director 910-532-4575

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