The men and women serving on the Mars Hill Academy School Board lead, encourage, and inspire the school community in their pursuit of an excellent classical and Christ-centered education.
The Board typically meets the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Dates and times are subject to change, so please visit the online calendar to confirm. All School Board meetings are open to the MHA community with the exception of periodic planning and executive sessions.
Mars Hill Academy exists to assist parents in the duty of covenantal training of their children by offering academic instruction from a consistent, integrated, Christian perspective; by equipping our students to learn for themselves using the proven classical method; and by providing them with an orderly and engaging atmosphere conducive to the attainment of our goals.
We aim to graduate young men and women who think clearly and listen carefully with discernment and understanding, who reason persuasively and speak precisely, who are capable of evaluating all human knowledge and experience in the light of the Scriptures, and who do so with eagerness in joyful submission to God. We desire them to recognize cultural influences as distinct from biblical, and to be unswayed toward evil by the former. We aim to find them well prepared in all situations, possessing both knowledge and the wisdom to know how to use it. We desire that they be socially graceful and spiritually gracious; equipped with and understanding the tools of learning; desiring to grow in understanding, yet fully realizing the limitations and foolishness of the wisdom of this world. We desire that they have a heart for the lost and the courage to seek to dissuade those who are stumbling towards destruction, that they distinguish real religion from religion in form only, and that they possess the former, knowing and loving the Lord Jesus Christ. And all these we desire them to possess with humility and gratitude to God.We likewise aim to cultivate these same qualities in our staff and to see them well paid so that they may make a career at Mars Hill. We desire them to be professional and diligent in their work, and gifted in teaching, loving their students and their subjects. We desire that they clearly understand classical education, how it works in their classroom, and how their work fits into the whole; that they possess a lifelong hunger to learn and grow; and that they have opportunity to be refreshed and renewed. We desire to see them coach and nurture new staff and to serve as academic mentors to students. We look to see them mature in Christ, growing in the knowledge of God, their own children walking with the Lord.
We aim to cultivate in our parents a sense of responsibility for the school; to see them well informed about the goals of our classical and Christ-centered approach. We desire them to grow with the school, involved in and excited about the journey. We aim to help them to follow biblical principles in addressing concerns, to be inclined to hearing both sides of a story before rendering a verdict, and to embrace the Scripture’s injunctions to encourage and stir one another on to love and good works.Finally, in our relationship with our community, we aim to be above reproach in our business dealings and supportive of the local business community. We further seek to exemplify the unity of the body of Christ, to develop greater fellowship and understanding with churches, and to bring honor to our Lord in all our endeavors.
The Mars Hill Academy Educational Foundations express our convictions, ideas, and beliefs. They provide the foundation for many of the ideas, values, and emphases that make Mars Hill unique.
We also hold to the Westminster Confession of Faith as the doctrinal standard of our school.