Hernando Christian Academy (HCA) was founded in 1981 by a group of concerned parents who thought that Eden Christian School was going to have to close. A group moved from Eden to an accounting office as a temporary site to hold classes. As the school grew, it moved to Masaryktown Baptist Church and then into a donated trailer. In the early 1980’s, the property where the current main building is standing was donated by Joseph Mena, and the first building was built in 1984. HCA’s philosophy has been to provide a private, interdenominational, non-profit Christian school designed to provide a Bible-based education in a loving environment. Since 1982, HCA has provided a high-quality Christian education for college-bound students, seeking to glorify God through excellence in academics, athletics and the fine arts.

HCA started with 135 students ranging from pre-school through the 12th grade. Today, we have 330 students who attend our school. HCA is a college-preparatory school, offering an academic program for grades K4 – 12th grade. HCA is a member of the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) and fields teams in boys’ football, basketball, and baseball; and girls’ volleyball, basketball, cheerleading and softball, as well as co-ed soccer, tennis and cross country. HCA is also accredited through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) since 1995 and Cognia formerly known as AdvancED since 2007.