Love Where You Live

In line with our mission and vision at Cottage Hill Christian Academy, our goal is to teach students to LOVE WHERE WE LIVE, as we seek to develop servant leaders who will change their world for Christ. As a Christ-centered school, it is our desire to teach students that our community establishes and cultivates an environment of cultural, economic, and racial diversity. We believe that God’s Word provides clear instruction for how, as Christ-followers, we are to LOVE ONE ANOTHER 

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 

This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”   

Matthew 22:37-39 

Using Matthew 22:37-39 we teach students to: 


With their heart

•With their soul

•With their mind


  •  Definition of Neighbor: 
    • Peers, teachers, families
    • Our communities: locally, nationally, globally
  • Using the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) as a guide, we teach students to: 
    • recognize those who are in need
    • recognize that all people are created in the image of God
    • pray for opportunities to become servant leaders
    • be grateful for what we have and generous with our gifts, times, and talents

Actions and Initiatives

  • Chapel Small Groups
    • Students are placed in diverse peer and faculty groups to discuss Biblical concepts, chapel lessons, and relevant issues.
  • Love Where You Live Projects
    • Students and grades K2-12 participate in annual "LWYL" service projects throughout our community.
    • Students interact in different aspects of our community and provide needed services to those in need, all while earning the importance of service leadership and gaining a different perspective of their local community.
  • Curriculum Driven Discussions
    • Curriculum is chosen by a committee of teachers and administrators to best present conversations for the understanding of diverse cultures and experiences taught from a Biblical worldview. Literature is selected by staff to teach empathy, respect, and camaraderie.
  • Cultural Studies Elective
    • Offered in our High School, students learn and discuss different cultures and experiences from a Biblical worldview.
  • Service Awards
    • The Robert "Robbie" Clifton, III Servant's Heart Award is awarded annually to the Elementary (1-5) and Middle School (6-8) student who exhibits a servant's heart in their interactions with their peers, teachers, school and the local community. 
    • The Mary Ann Lang Service Award is awarded to the High School (9-12) student who exhibits a servant's heart in their interactions with peers, teachers, school, and the local community. 
LWYL Hours

Robert “Robbie” Clifton, III Service Award

The Robert D. Clifton, III Servant’s Heart award is given to the elementary and middle school student who places the needs of others before their own and expresses the love of Christ through their daily interactions. This award is named after long time friend of CHCA, Robert D. Clifton, III. Robert was a true example of a servant who passionately served Cottage Hill until he went home to the Lord in the winter of 2019. His legacy will continue with this award as we honor students who show Christ’s love through service.


Elementary Recipient:

2019 - Caleb Seachang

2020 - Avery Davidson

2021 - Kaden Roosinck 

Middle School Recipient:

2019 - Rebecca Steedley

2020 - Lily Howard

2021 - Isabel Oldshue

Mary Ann Lang Service Award

Two years ago, we established a new award named after long time CHCA administrator, Mary Ann Lang. Mrs. Lang was known for her great service to Cottage Hill Christian Academy. She worked tirelessly to ensure that everything ran well and that all the “small” tasks were completed. This award named in her honor was established with the purpose of recognizing a student who in the opinion of the administration, excels in the area of service to both their school and fellow students. 


2018 - Janea Gregory

2019 - Carleigh White

2020 - Sarah Harding

2021 - Ryan Waite


Cottage Hill 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 all students. Cottage Hill Christian Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and all other school-administered programs.