Academics

See the difference

Harding Academy focuses on academics and enriched learning. Our classrooms provide an environment where students can be challenged and inspired.

Explore all that Harding Academy has to offer your child by following the links below. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a visit, please call 501-279-7200 or email hacats@harding.edu.

Pre-K

Elementary

Middle school

High school


Partnership

Christian parents are called to no greater responsibility than training and guiding their children in the Lord. The responsibility of raising these gifts from God is one of the greatest challenges a parent must face.

Harding Academy strives to partner with Christian families. Our aspiration is to help every child at Harding Academy develop in all areas of life as Christ did.

The Academy endeavors to aid each child in developing an understanding of God while cultivating a willingness to obey His commands. Daily chapel and Bible classes, a scoped and sequenced Bible curriculum, and a memory verse program are all ways in which students are exposed to God's Word.

Technology

Harding Academy believes that student achievement can be increased by supporting instruction with technology. This requires support in several areas: making technology available to the staff; training staff to use instructional technology as instructional tools; and training students to use technology.

Elementary Technology

All elementary students (K-6) come to the Suviaz Computer lab once a week and are taught computer skills as they work through various educational programs. These programs allow the student to work at his/her individual pace at or above grade level.

The lab is also available for individual teachers to bring their entire class to work on Internet projects or other enrichment activities. 

To further enhance instruction in the elementary, iPad carts are utilized in each grade level.  The iPads are used for enrichment, test taking, report writing, project presentations, and research.

High School Technology

Today's Harding Academy graduate will be required to compete in an increasingly sophisticated digital world. We believe the computer literate graduate who is comfortable with technology and capable of using technology as a tool will have an advantage over those who are not.

Each student in grades 7-12 is issued a Chrome Book for use throughout the school year.  Students are expected to use their device as they take notes, make presentations, research, and create projects. Some classes also incorporate digital textbooks.

The Harding University connection

Harding Academy is the only pre-K through 12th-grade school in Arkansas that is part of a major university. Academy students have access to Harding University facilities and events as well as full access to the Harding University Brackett Library.

Students are exposed to theatre, the arts and world-renown speakers. The University's ASI Distinguished Lecture Series has included speakers such as President George H. W. Bush, President George W. Bush, Margaret Thatcher, Mikhail Gorbachev, Ruby Bridges and Archie Manning.

Additionally, dual enrollment is available at Harding Academy and Harding University for 11th- and 12th-grade students. Full-time Academy students may enroll at the University and take college classes for credit accepted at both the Academy and the University.

Handbook

We believe in a safe and welcoming environment for all of our students, which is why we encourage Christian behavior for our students in and out of the classroom.  Here are our expectations for students who are enrolled at Harding Academy.