Hickory Valley Christian School exists to help families develop strong foundations for their children. Our mission is to lead students toward a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ, and provide a high-quality, preparatory academic foundation through creative learning.


HVCS provides a strong academic curriculum that prepares students to take their pick from the many excellent middle schools in the area. We send our graduating classes on to schools such as McCallie, Baylor, GPS, Boyd Buchanan, Silverdale, Grace, East Hamilton, CCA, and CSLA, to name a few. Our students find that they are well prepared in their skills and study habits to face the challenging work at these schools. 

In addition to their academic 'core' classes, students enjoy PE, Spanish, music, art, library, computer, and drama. We make learning fun with a variety of dress up days and traditions throughout the school year: from our Fall Family Fun night to Dickens' Day at Christmas time, a  Sock Hop in February, to the World's Fair and a Musical in the Spring -- not to mention our Monday morning Chapels and our Friday Circles -- it can truly be said that every day is a special day at HVCS.

We hope you will call to schedule a tour of the school and meet our excellent faculty and staff. Once you visit, we know you will be impressed with our nurturing and creative approach to education, and your child will quickly feel right at home!


Hickory Valley Christian School was founded in 1980 as a ministry of Hickory Valley Christian Church. Mr. Lewis Alligood, a long-time member of the church with a passion for Christian education, formed a committee to create the school.The school had just 11 students in its first year, but with prayer and support it has grown considerably. Every year, our fifth graders are required to write and present an "Alligood Essay", in which they explain what HVCS has meant to them in their spiritual and academic growth. While our school and the church share facilities and enjoy a close working relationship we are two legally distinct institutions with our own 501c-3. HVCS Board has both school and church members, but the school is responsible for its own programs and operations. The purpose of our program is to encourage an active partnership of learning among students, faculty and parents. The faculty and staff strive to be Christian role models and are dedicated to encouraging, supporting, and nurturing students in the pursuit of a personal relationship with Christ and academic excellence. Academic quality is maintained through our accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as well as by the Southern Association of Independent Schools.


Hickory Valley Christian School seeks to build and inspire the next generation of students to a life of love for Jesus Christ, others and learning

Core Values

  1. Faith in Christ
  2. Family atmosphere
  3. Foundations for academic success
  4. Fun learning environment

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