3260 6th Street Drive NW | Hickory, NC 28601 828-324-5405

HCA Admissions 

*Applications for the 2021-2022 school year are open.*

The following grades are currently on a waitlist:

PK, TK, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 6th grade

 Prospective families interested in the 2021-2022 school year can schedule a meeting/tour with our Admissions Director, Angela Hunter.

This is a mandatory step in your application process.

 You may call the school office, 828.324.5405 or

 Request More Information to schedule your meeting.

*Covid protocol for prospective families meetings/tours:    No more than 2 adults may visit at the same time, no children under 5th grade will be allowed, masks are required.




Angela Hunter

Director of Admissions

Before You Begin

Please note: There are 4 applications depending upon the age or grade level of the child.

Children turning 4 years old before December 31 qualify for Pre-Kindergarten*

Children turning 4 years old before September 1 qualify for Pre-Kindergarten OR

Transitional Kindergarten**

Kindergartners **must turn 5 years old before September 1st.

All other ages/grades will choose the appropriate grade level application.

*Pre-Kindergarten is a 1/2 day program, 3 days a week (MWF) from 8-12.

**Transitional Kindergarten & Kindergarten  1/2 day program, 5 days a week from 8-12.

Creating an Online Application

Click here to begin the new Online Application process, select Create an Account from the menu. Then log in your account and Create a New Student Application for each child. Click on the link to Start Application. You will then have the flexibility to log in and out of your account and to access your open application, as needed. Once your application is complete, you can review and submit it to our Admissions Department with the click of a button.

Non-refundable fees of $50 for the application and a $250 registration fee are required at the time the application is submitted. These fees have been combined into one transaction for your convenience. In order for your student to be considered for enrollment, the application fees must be submitted. As a reminder, the tuition and fee schedule is updated annually in January.
Please access and print the supplemental application forms before you submit your completed application. You will not be able to go back.

It is our desire at HCA to process applications quickly .You will be contacted by our Admissions Director to schedule an interview with our Headmaster and the Administrator of your grade level once the application has been reviewed and your Recommendation Forms have been received.

It can take up to 6 weeks to complete the process from time application is received to admission review. Beginning August 1st, we will be preparing for the new school year and applications may not be reviewed as quickly. Applications received after August 1st may not be processed by the first day of school. Late applicants risk the possibility of a delayed start.

Request More Information

Do you have more questions?

Would you like to talk personally with our Admissions Director? 

Request More Information  and Angela Hunter will contact you. Our admissions office is open M-F 8-3pm.

We sincerely appreciate your interest, and look forward to meeting you and your family and sharing all that makes HCA a wonderful place to grow and learn.