Hunting Park Christian Academy began from a vision to bring the saving hope of Jesus Christ to the Hunting Park community, and to equip our neighborhood children academically, socially, and spiritually to bring that hope to others.
Members of Spirit and Truth Fellowship met in May of 1999, under the leadership of Dr. Manuel Ortiz, regarding the need for quality education in our neighborhood. Out of that meeting, we organized a team of people that would form a board for the school and staff and teachers. In September of 1999, the school began with 70 students. Since then, the school has more than doubled with around 200 students enrolled and potential students on the waiting list.
We are an evangelistic outreach. All of our staff members are required to be Christian with a heart for this community. Our students, however, are not required to be Christian. Approximately 70% of our families are low-income and more than half of our students are raised in single-parent homes.