Who we are
Hanford Christian School is parent controlled and is designed to educate the children of Christian parents. The Hanford Christian School Society owns and operates Hanford Christian School. The society consists of those persons who have children attending HCS and/or are members of a supporting church, subscribe to its constitutional basis, are supportive of Christian education, and acknowledge Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. The society meets annually to elect board members and to decide on matters pertaining to the school. The school is governed by a seven member board. The elected board members are responsible for setting policy and giving direction. The school is staffed with Christian teachers, administrator, and support personnel who strive to live lives that reflect their Christian convictions. The board members and the teaching staff must subscribe to a reformed world-and-life view. Together, in faith, they work to make HCS a place in which to grow, centering Christian education on the following goals:
- the fostering of spiritual and moral growth.
- the promotion of intellectual growth through knowledge, insight, and understanding.
- the encouragement of creative growth through freedom, responsibility, and action.
Approximately 150 students are enrolled in preschool through eighth grade. With an average of 15 students per teacher, there is time for a great deal of individualized instruction. About 30 different churches are represented at HCS from the Hanford and surrounding area. Hanford Christian School is a member of Christian Schools International. Hanford Christian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.
HCS was founded in 1944. It is located in the city of Hanford, CA, in the heart of California’s Central Valley. The school offers grades Preschool – 8th. HCS has a strong and balanced academic curricular program. The strong core curriculum is enhanced to include Art, Physical Education, Music, Band, Technology, Spanish, multiple field trips, a full week outdoor education program for 6th grade and interscholastic sports for grades 5 – 8. HCS praises God for the hundreds of its graduates who are serving the Lord in colleges, places of employment, homes and churches across the country.
About Hanford, CA: The city of Hanford, originally settled by the Southern Pacific Railroad, was incorporated in 1891 and quickly grew to become one of the bustling cities of the West. Today, Hanford is an important commercial and cultural center in the south central San Joaquin Valley and is the county seat of Kings County, California. The city had a population of 53,967 as of the 2010 census. With an average growth rate of 2 to 3% per year, population is anticipated to increase to near 70,000 in 2020. Hanford is situated in the south central portion of California’s San Joaquin Valley, 28 miles SSE of the city of Fresno, at an elevation of 249 feet above sea level. The terrain is level and sunshine abundant. Hanford is in easy reach of excellent cultural and outdoor experiences. Hanford continues to grow and thrive and community pride is evident in the refurbished buildings, the clean streets, and the many community activities.
Statement of Faith
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, authoritative and inerrant Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21)
We believe in one God, Creator of all things, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1, Mathew 28:19, John 10:30)
We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, fully God and fully man, who was born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died as a complete and substitutionary payment for our sin, rose from the dead in victory over sin and death and ascended into heaven where He intercedes with the Father for the believers. (John 3:16, Isaiah 7:14, Luke 1:34-35, Hebrews 4:15, I Corinthians 15:3-4, Mark 16:19, Acts 1:11)
We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature and that men are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ and only by God’s grace through faith alone are we saved. (John 3:16-19, Romans 5:8-9, Ephesians 2:8-9)
We believe that humanity was created in perfection, but Adam and Eve, our first parents, fell into sin. Therefore, every person is born in sin and is corrupted in their spirits, thoughts, emotions, and wills. Apart from the work of God, we are spiritually helpless and dead in sin. (Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23)
We believe in the resurrection of the saved and the lost. Those that are saved unto the resurrection of life and those that are lost unto the resurrection of condemnation. (John 5:28-29)
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the believer is sealed until the day of redemption and by whose filling the believer is empowered to live a life of purity and godliness. (Romans 8:13-14, Ephesians 4:30, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20)