Our Core Beliefs

Houghton Academy is a Christian school.

making this claim has significant implications for the institution. the fact that we have assembled a faculty and staff who are all christians does not qualify us to make that claim; christian education is more than proximity to a christian teacher. nor do we claim to be a christian school because we have many christian students, which we do.

at houghton academy, christian education means christian faculty (and staff) implementing a christian philosophy of education and being christian role models. a christian philosophy of education, simply stated, seeks to equip students to understand the world around them through a frame of reference based on the revealed word of god. we want to equip our students to see the world not through rose-colored glasses, but rather through "christian" glasses.

our mission statement and our statement of faith will help identify us within the larger framework of the judeo-christian world view.


church attendance is a normal part of boarding student life. most boarding students and many local students worship at the houghton wesleyan church which is just a short walk from campus.