Hackensack Christian School’s New Name: Bergen County Christian Academy

Reflecting a broadening reach over its 46-year history, Hackensack Christian School plans to change its name to Bergen County Christian Academy at the beginning of next school year.

“The reason we are changing the name to Bergen County Christian Academy is the name represents that we encompass all of Bergen County,” explains Linda Horn, the principal of Hackensack Christian School. Bergen County is the most populated county in the state of New Jersey, and Hackensack Christian is the only K-12 Christian School in the 70 cities, townships, boroughs and villages of Bergen County. The number of students currently enrolled at Hackensack Christian is 153 students including international students in the Middle and High School levels.

The name change was first announced to the students at an all-school assembly and explained that in no way does this amendment diminish the impact of Hackensack Christian School, according to Mrs. Horn.

News of the large change brought excitement among the students and faculty of the school and interest from families looking to enroll their children at Hackensack    Christian. Mrs. Horn expresses hope in the future of the school and its students: “I don’t see the changing of the name from Hackensack Christian School to Bergen County Christian Academy as the end, but rather, I see it as a new beginning.”

Hackensack Christian has been a school and a ministry of First Baptist Church for over 46 years. It is located at 15 Conklin Place, Hackensack, New Jersey. Many things have changed at Hackensack Christian since its founding in 1973, but this is easily one of the school’s biggest transitions.

-written by Jacob Ford

Jacob Ford is a sophomore at Hackensack Christian School. For more information on the school, please visit www.hcsinfo.org.



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