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History of HCA

Our History

The vision for the school was born in a small women’s prayer group in November of 1994. Hickory Christian Academy opened its doors in September of 1995 with three teachers and 19 students, renting space in the educational wing of Highland Baptist Church. Click to read more about the history of the HCA.
In April, 2005 Hickory Christian Academy broke ground on its new educational building on the property of the Hickory Community Chapel, located on 29th St. NW (off of Hwy. 127 in northwest Hickory). This facility has: 28 classrooms, including an art room, computer lab and science lab; a library; a cafeteria; and a regulation sized gymnasium.

In building this facility, we partnered with Hickory Community Chapel, who utilized the building for Sunday School classes and other church events. We believe that this partnership between two bodies of Christians was ordained by God, and fulfilled Christ’s design of fellowship between believers. The building was completed in November 2006.
Due to their own rapid growth, in 2013 Harvest Bible Chapel (formerly Hickory Community Chapel) purchased a new facility across town allowing HCA the opportunity to purchase the entire campus. As a result, we now have nearly 14 acres of land and three facilities: our original building, a Fine Arts/Chapel building, and a designated middle school building housing our 6th-8th graders. And, plans are already in the works for additional facilities, including classrooms and a larger gymnasium, to meet the needs or our growing student body.

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