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.


Nurturing Our Loves: Building a classical home

You might find the idea of building a classical home a compelling idea, but what does that practically mean? 

When I meet with new families who are considering Mars Hill, I always share the same encouragement. When what you do at home is re-enforced by what we do at school and what we do at school is re-enforced by what you do at home, there is a beautiful fit. 

We all have unique…

A classical home in a pop culture?

We’re all familiar with classical and Christian education (CCE) but has anyone ever heard of a classical home? We might guess it has something to do with the picture of a traditional family — father working, mother at home, all-American kids growing up in the heartland. But, that’s not it. I’m referring to a home structure that supports a classical, Christian education. 


Grove City: "Classical students are college admissions standouts"

When Grove City College Admissions Counselor Frank Ayers interviewed two Mars Hill Academy students this fall, they stood out above the rest – and it’s trend he’s seeing among applicants from classical, Christian schools.

MHS teacher flies like an eagle: Meet Mr. Bob Maruna

A childhood fantasy to soar through the air became reality for Mars Hill Academy fifth grade teacher Bob Maruna as he flew like an eagle across the skies of Egypt and of Middle Earth.

No Pain, No Gain: Counting it All Joy

"Come on boys, no pain, no gain. Make it hurt!" was the common anthem from my high school coach, as we lifted weights, did another set of squats or ran another mile. I would always press on with all I had, because the consequences of quitting in front of Coach Gregg were worse than the pain of hanging on through the pain. Coach Gregg was a favorite of many students, because he worked us so hard.

MHA creates connections

What does it mean to be connected at Mars Hill Academy? Parents partnering with teachers in the instruction of their children. A curriculum that connects studies with God’s Word. Families knit together in community.

MHA: A School for the Generations

I am a proud alumnus of Mars Hill Academy and a member of the first graduating Class of 2003 – just myself and Amy Stolberg, and, no, I was not the valedictorian of the class, so don’t even ask! After graduation, I attended Hillsdale College and graduated with an economics degree. I came back to Cincinnati, started a career in financial planning, and, 11 years later, I am a happily married father of five.