Mars Hill Academy celebrates 25 years of classical, Christian education

What started as one family's dream of what education could look like for their own family has grown into the only PreK-12 grade classical, Christian school in the greater Cincinnati area.

John Piper considers educational options for Christian parents

In a recent interview on, John Piper answers this question: “Pastor John, hello! I’ve searched for a while now to see if you’ve said anything about homeschool, and I cannot seem to find anything. What do you think? Is homeschool now required for Christians in this age? Is it possible that public school can be an option from God? Where are you at in considering local public, local private, online Christian schools, homeschooling, and schools connected to a local church? Do you have any advice for how we should weigh each option and mix them together for each of the interests and needs of each child we are called to raise?”

Mars Hill Academy welcomes new Head of School for its 25th year

A global pandemic couldn't keep Mike McKenna from a cross-country move to lead southwest Ohio's only PreK-12 classical, Christian school. McKenna and his wife, Chris, moved from Texas this summer after he accepted the position of Mars Hill Academy's Head of School.

MHA launches online art gallery

Shuttered schools can't stop Mars Hill Academy artists. The school recently launched an online art gallery that the community can browse from the comfort of their own homes. The show features nearly 150 pieces from all levels of high school art. Visitors can explore the gallery room by room and click on individual pieces of artwork to learn more.

MHA alum earns funding for unique app concept

Just six months after graduating from Mars Hill Academy, Matthew Williams ('19) put his rhetoric skills to the test during Grove City College's 2019 Elevator Pitch Competition and received recognition and funding for his unique necktie app idea.

Good soil: Where can it be found?

Did you know that there’s strong scientific evidence to suggest that our food supply may be less nutritious than it was a generation ago and much different than 100 years ago?

Evaluating life in light of Scripture

When the Mars Hill Academy sixth grade students toured the Ohio Statehouse this spring, a guide explained how a bill becomes a law.

"What is a law you would like to see?" she asked the students.

Hands shot up enthusiastically, and the guide called on the nearby redhead. "For abortion to be illegal," she said matter-of-factly.

The guide was taken aback; this wasn't the type…

Student delves deeper into science through Independent Study

Poisonous snakes are capable of delivering some of the deadliest bites in the animal kingdom, but what exactly happens to a human's systems when different types of venom enter the body?

Junior Eloise Augustine explored these changes as part of her Anatomy and Physiology Directed Independent Study (DIS) this spring, an experience she recommends to other students.

"I enjoyed biology…

Showing their hearts: MHA packages nearly 21,000 meals for the hungry

"Cheese, soy, mac, we know how to pack." Mars Hill Academy students chanted these words as they packaged nearly 21,000 meals for the hungry Friday, May 3.

More than 350 MHA students, staff, and parent volunteers gathered together for their first-ever school-wide meal packaging event during the Highlander Heart serve-a-thon and surpassed their goal of 10,000 meals by more than double.


How MHA alum Josh Kirk started his own business

Grove City College featured MHA graduate Josh Kirk ('16), who started his own hardscaping business to help pay for college.