"MHA is a family of families. It was founded to be more than a school. It was founded to be a community of parents who love the same things and want their children to love them, too."

- Mr. Tom Thistleton, MHA Founder 

Parenting is a Journey

By enrolling your student at Mars Hill Academy, you are linking arms with a community of likeminded teachers, administrators, and families who desire to train children in the nuture and admonition of the Lord. 

One way MHA supports parents in this journey is by offering the robust three-part series, Parenting inSTEP, designed to be taken over the course of your student's years at MHA. Believing this program to be a powerful tool for parents, Mars Hill offers a tuition credit upon the completion of each workshop.

For more information, please email Mr. Matt Beatty

inSTEP Courses

1: Getting to the Heart of Parenting

During this video series, pastor and auther Paul David Tripp explains the fundamentals of the Christian family, and emphasizes a parent's call to the lifelong discipleship of their children. He shares age-specific principles of heart-changing grace for lasting change. Videos available to checkout from the front office.

Tuition Credit: $100

Getting to the Heart of Parenting Handout

Getting to the Heart of Parenting Evaluation Form


2: Surviving and Thriving in Middle School

Designed for families with children in grades 5-8, this course discusses the character-forming opportunities during the middle school years with insight, grace, and love. It explores the identity of students as image bearers, sinners, saints, disciples, and young men and women. 

Tuition Credit: $50


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3: Preparing Students for Life and Learning

This final class focuses on preparing students to "launch" and leave by equipping them for faithful service to Christ. We explore how students should discern vocation and calling in a way which helps them get the most out of their experience in MHA's Rhetoric School. 

Tuition Credit: $50