The Harding Academy Difference

Welcome to Harding Academy!

Since 1924, Harding Academy has sought to be intentional about educating hearts and minds for eternity.  We diligently work to design learning experiences to honor God and challenge our students to pursue their passions, dreams, and the plans God has for their future.

Through the award-winning programs at Harding Academy, students are prepared to make a difference in the world in which we live. Whether our students are involved in fine arts, athletics, or STEM, we are preparing our students to change the world for the better. Your student will be encouraged to discover our outstanding educational experiences while they develop a deeper faith in Jesus Christ.

With our foundation set in Jesus Christ, our administration, faculty, and staff strive to follow our mission to not only be excellent educators but also continue to grow spiritually as they lead their students on the same journey. Our faculty nurtures and motivates each student so that they reach their greatest potential to become successful.

Harding Academy strives to be a Christ-centered school that cultivates a love for learning. We are a community of faith and we invite you to be a part of our Wildcat family.

Creating a passion for living and learning for Christ,
Jim Gurchiek

Christ-Centered Education

We are called as a Christian school to prepare our students to be “salt and light” in this world. We believe all students have the potential to use their God-given strengths and talents to their fullest use in His service. Whether it is in worship, service, or academic endeavors, we want to deliver a unique, Christ-centered experience for our students. One that will help them grow as Jesus did . . . in wisdom, stature, and in favor with God and man.

Harding Academy is a place for spiritual formation. Through its Bible classes and Student Association, students are involved with service projects throughout the year.

A Mission of Love

Harding Academy strives to be a Christ-centered school that cultivates a love for learning, while educating the heart and mind for eternity.

While our primary goal is to assist each child in his or her walk with God through obedience to His commands, second is our devotion to the development of each child’s talents to his or her fullest potential.

A Vision for Spiritual Development

Harding Academy is recognized as a leader in advancing Christ-centered living and learning through its spiritual development, high quality academics, and co-curricular programs for prekindergarten through 12th grade students.


Harding Academy is a fully accredited educational institution by National Christian School Association and Arkansas Nonpublic School Accrediting Association.