We adopt 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.
We promote 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.
We are an independent school, meaning that we accept no 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.
We integrate 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.
Mars Hill aesthetic programs, which include art, music and theater, help our students to discern what is truly beautiful and worthy of praise.
Mars Hill Academy offers a truly unique educational experience that helps children grow in their knowledge, understanding and love of God's creation, and prepares them to be servants of God and followers of Christ in all they do. Our aim is to graduate students who have a deep understanding of their world; the ability to discern truth, beauty, and goodness; and the tools to think, learn, and influence the world for the glory of God.
Mars Hill athletes bring glory to God through physical and mental discipline, and hard work on the court or field.
Mars Hill students are taught to be the hands and feet of Christ as they serve one another and our community.
In Mars Hill classrooms, you’ll find lively students who love to learn and energetic teachers who are passionate about teaching.
"Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy -- meditate on these things."Philippians 4:8
Mars Hill’s curriculum holds fast to the pillars of the classical method, and is steeped in the Christian worldview.
"When I first came to Mars Hill Academy, I was the product of 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."- 2011 Mars Hill Graduate