Student Life

By far one of the coolest aspects of the student life at HCA is the ability to walk through the halls and see people praying together and pouring into one another the love of Christ. The student body thrives with community and authenticity, and the best part is the way teachers and students alike come around each other in times of need, but can just as easily laugh together.

Our student-led organizations provide a foundation for real-world collaboration


The students of Harvest Christian Academy represent many communities that include: Algonquin, Barrington, Elgin, Geneva, Hampshire, Huntley, Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg, South Elgin and St. Charles. The school is committed to ensuring that students and families have the opportunity to enrich the student body community via events and activities outside of the classroom experience.

Student Council (StuCo)

Throughout the Upper School experience, students campaign and are elected to represent their class in the Student Council. The purpose of the Student Council is to create community and activities that enhance student life. 

They plan events which include:

National Honor Society (NHS)

Harvest Christian Academy hosts a chapter of the National Honor Society. NHS is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding upper school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character.

Four main purposes have guided chapters of NHS from the beginning: to create enthusiasm for scholarship; to stimulate a desire to render service; to promote leadership; and to develop character in the students of secondary schools. These purposes also translate into the criteria used for membership selection in each local chapter.


The Do Something Club is a service organization designed to reach out and serve the local community. Led by HCA parents, the club includes Middle School students who believe they have the power to make a difference in the lives of those in our club, in the school, in the Church, and in our communities. This is about showing God’s love to others by taking action!

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character.


Students in grades K-5 can participate in Student Life directly after school through a variety of clubs and camps.  We love engaging our Lions in Student Life via our different departments such as athletics, arts, and academics.


Harvest Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.