Holden Christian Academy (www.holdenchristianacademy.org ) is a private Christian school offering classes for grades Preschool through Grade 8. Founded in 1994, HCA is a ministry of Holden Chapel, and takes place at Holden Chapel during the week. HCA’s office is located on the first floor, just inside of the door that faces the youth center and field.
HCA is governed by a volunteer school committee, and administered by a team of professional educators, led by Principal Susan Hayward. The students at HCA come from all around our area, including 25 communities ranging from Athol in the North to Auburn in the South, Shrewsbury in the East to New Braintree in the West. Over 30 different churches are represented in the student body; the top three churches in terms of number of enrolled students are Holden Chapel, First Assembly of God (in Worcester), and Liberty Assembly of God (in Shrewsbury).
In 2006, Holden Christian Academy was awarded accreditation by the Association of Christian Schools International, a distinction that only a small percentage of Christian Schools achieve.