Mars Hill Academy utilizes the proven classical model of education developed by the ancient Greeks and Romans. Refined through the ages and reintroduced in the United States, this method produces true scholars: students who love to learn, think clearly, listen carefully, reason and write persuasively, and speak precisely.
Mars Hill Academy promotes a distinctly Christian worldview. We present all subjects as defined by Christian truth, and lead students to evaluate all human knowledge and experience in light of the Scriptures. Our graduates possess a deep understanding of their world; the ability to discern truth, beauty, and goodness; and the tools to influence the world for God's glory.
As an independent school, Mars Hill Academy does not accept funding from local, state or federal governments, or religious denominations. Our independence permits us to provide a true classical and Christian educational experience that is pure in mission, vision and result, and free from outside oversight or control.
Mars Hill Academy integrates the teaching of all subjects because our world, our faith, and our lives are an integrated whole. Students are taught ethics in biology, history in mathematics and Bible in art, and are led to understand all things as part of a greater whole defined by Christian truth. Bible is not a separate subject at Mars Hill, but part of everything we do and teach.
Mars Hill fine arts programs, which include music, theater and art, give our students the tools to create things of goodness and beauty.
Discover the difference! Mars Hill Academy, Cincinnati's only K-12 classical and Christian school, equips students with the most important tools of learning: the ability to read, memorize, understand, think, reason, write persuasively, and speak eloquently. A distinctly Christian worldview is integrated into the entire MHA student experience which includes academics, music, drama, athletics, art, and community service. Mars Hill Academy offers a learning environment that is completely unique in the greater Cincinnati area.
Mars Hill students of every age are taught to be the hands and feet of Christ as they serve one another and our community.
Mars Hill athletes strive to bring glory to God through physical and mental discipline, and hard work on the court or field.
In Mars Hill classrooms, you'll find engaged students who love to learn and energetic teachers who are passionate about teaching.
"MHA has been an 'above and beyond' blessing to our family. We sought out a place to educate our children in a godly environment, using classical methods and a Christ-centered focus. We longed for a school that would challenge and inspire our children to do all things 'as unto the Lord.' We knew we found that place when we found Mars Hill."– Mars Hill Academy parents
The entire Mars Hill curriculum holds fast to the pillars of the classical method, and is steeped in the Christian worldview.
Young Mars Hill students study the "grammar" of everything, including the wonder of God's creation through hands-on science labs.
"When I first came to Mars Hill Academy, I was the product of a modern education. I was constantly told what to study and what to believe based on a teacher's opinion. Mars Hill has taught me to think for myself, so that I am no longer dependent on others to give me an opinion. I have learned to think critically, which is a powerful skill from which I will benefit my entire life."– Mars Hill Academy graduate