WHAT’S GOING ON—Undeniably Different—An Education with Purpose

By on May 1, 2017
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Undeniably Different—An Education with Purpose

 

 

Hartfield Academy opened its doors in 2012 as the only covenant Christian school in the Jackson-metro area to serve PreK-12th grades. “Starting a school was a monumental and difficult task,” Tim Sensing, Chairman of the Board, recalls, “but we felt such a clear calling and the Lord has been faithful every step of the way.”

 

This foundation is why Hartfield has always been undeniably different—with a focus on raising Christian leaders who pursue academic excellence and service before self. Now, after five years of offering Christian education, the school has outgrown its current building on Luckney Road in Flowood and is expanding and renovating to accommodate the growth.

 

Hartfield parent, Gage Walker, explains it best, “You send your child away for a large part of their formative years and to send them to a second family is all a parent can ask for. One of the most impactful things my daughter has told me about her own experience at Hartfield is that she loves her teachers because they pray for her. That is a moment a dad lives for.”

 

For Hartfield, it is not just about making room for more students, it is about making room for more life change. It is why the new additions to Hartfield were carefully considered and will include a new 300+ seat theater that will be used for weekly chapel services, as well as for other meetings and special events. A new high school facility with 12 classrooms, 2 science labs, an IT help center, and administrative offices is also a significant part of the plan.

 

Hartfield’s capital campaign, led by co-chairs Andrea Harkins and Gage Walker set out to raise 6 million to make the additions and renovations possible. Since the launch of the campaign, 4.2 million has been raised. “The response to the capital campaign from our patrons has been remarkable,” Andrea Harkins says. “From our board and faculty and staff to our volunteers and parents, it has been exciting to see such a strong participation and willingness to support this project.”

 

Hartfield’s growth consists of more than just new buildings. This year, Hartfield has shown other signs of growth including: winning the state championship in boys basketball, honoring their first national merit finalist, sending over 100 students and faculty members on mission trips this spring, and developing over 32 hours of dual enrollment courses through a partnership with Belhaven University.

 

When it comes to realizing where they are today, David Horner, Head of the School, knows without a doubt that, “Hartfield wouldn’t be what it is today without God’s favor. He continues to bless our desire to raise up students who are undeniably different, prepared for the next phase of their life, and ready to serve wholeheartedly.”

 

If you are interested in setting up a tour of Hartfield to learn more about enrollment or new campus renovations, please contact Lora Maples at lmaples@hartfieldacademy.com or 601.992.5333.