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Month of the Military Child

April 09, 2021
By Diana Schmidt

Here at HCS we have the unique opportunity to have wonderful military families as part of our community and family. 

We recognize the unique challenges military families face. We are eternally grateful for the sacrifices they continually make. We are blessed to be able to rejoice when families are reunited after deployment and our hearts are saddened when we see them leave.

The month of April is “Month of the Military Child.” We honor each military student on our campus. At such a young age they are faced with difficult situations and many times have to move from place to place. It’s an honor to watch these young students on our campus. They adapt quickly and we are blessed to be able to nurture them and watch them grow.

Please join me in honoring these brave young children. They deserve to be celebrated!

“Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay.”

Ruth 1:16

Praying For Our Schools & Our Nation

March 09, 2021
By Diana Schmidt

We continue to rejoice! We have been able to have in person learning here on campus with little interruption! Will you please join me in prayer for the schools who have not been able to open their doors since the shut down?

“Children absolutely need to return to in-school learning for their healthy development and well-being, and so safety in schools and in the community must be a priority,” AAP President Lee Savio Beers, M.D., FAAP, said in a news release. “We know that some children are really suffering without the support of in-person classroom experiences or adequate technology at home. We need governments at the state and federal levels to prioritize funding the needed safety accommodations, such as improving ventilation systems and providing personal protective equipment for teachers and staff.”

My hearts are broken for the families who are still struggling with homeschooling, working and all the other financial burdens COVID 19 has brought on American families. As I flipped the calendar from February to March I couldn’t help but reminisce on this past year. 

The parable of Peter walking on water toward Jesus has been a Bible story that I have heard from as long as I can remember. For those not familiar with the story Jesus called one of his disciples, Peter, to step out of the safety of a boat into the stormy weather towards Jesus. While Peter kept his eyes, focus and faith on Jesus he was able to miraculously walk on water safely toward His Savior. However, as Peter began to become distracted by the threatening storm swirling around him he switched his focus from Jesus to the troublesome world that was surrounding him. 

I myself have taken my eyes off Jesus at times throughout this past year. I have cried out to Jesus in desperation, I have doubted, I have questioned. But as soon as I put my FULL trust in Jesus and focus on HIM I am filled with an indescribable peace and trust. God knew in March 2020 all the difficulties schools, churches and families would face in this coming year. I find my rest and solace in knowing there is nothing I can do that God will not be right there by my side.

So please join me in boldly praying for all schools across our great nation to be able to fully reopen. Please join me in praying for our nation. That God will guide every decision maker and that they may lean on Him alone. Let us not take our eyes off our great and powerful God in the midst of this storm we find ourselves in. 

In closing, I’m reminded of one of my favorite quotes, “If you want to hear God laugh, tell Him your plans.”  This past year was most definitely not how I would have planned it! And yet I know God’s plan for Hanford Chrisitian School and our country is better than anything I could dream of.

Why Christian Education? Is it Really Important?

February 10, 2021
By Diana Schmidt

It is vital for our children to understand and be surrounded by the truth of the Gospel. Throughout their lives the world will constantly send them messages that are contradictory to the way Christ calls for us to live. The Biblical foundation Hanford Christian School creates for our children equips them to be lights for Christ in an increasingly secular world.

At Hanford Christian School we live out our mission daily to:

“Educate, equip, and inspire every student to serve the world for Christ.”

Frequently asked questions:

Is there tuition assistance? Yes, please call the office 

What is the class size? For the 2020-2021 school year we estimate the class size to be approximately 20 students 

Can I tour the campus? Absolutely! Please call our office to schedule an appointment to tour our campus. We would love to show you around!


We encourage you to call our office with any additional questions (559-584-9207)! You can also visit us on Facebook & Instagram to see our school online!

Don’t take our word for how good a Christian education can be! Read the testimonial below from a new family!

Current HCS Family

Switching my children to Hanford Christian this past school year has been the biggest blessing to our family. Back in May after the initial shut-downs it became very apparent to us that THE best option for my children to have the best chance at normalcy and an in-person experience in school was going to be to go private with their education. After considering multiple schools we knew the day we met Mrs. Schmidt, the principal, this is where we wanted to bring our kids. She was so organized, honest, and passionate about her role and getting these kids back to in-person instruction. We knew then the choice was made, we felt at home. Since being here my kids have flourished in their faith and connections.

We are so grateful for their teachers and the passion they bring to their education daily. I look forward to one day being able to help in the classrooms again but until then I truly know that my children are in excellent hands. 8th grade, 5th grade and preschool have been a huge success and we are forever grateful.

Erin Fretias, 


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