Harbor Light Christian Faith

Why Harbor Light Christian School

Imagine a place…
Where kids not only receive an excellent education,
But are also taught the most important things in life.
Things that stand the test of time,
Like faith, hope, and love.
Imagine Harbor Light Christian School,
Where education is more than excellent academics
…it’s about eternity.

Key Attributes

  • Over 25 years as a Community Christian School involving families throughout Northern Michigan
  • Faith-filled Education – Christian Curriculum, Biblical Christian-Worldview
  • More than 20 area churches represented in our student body and on school board
  • High Parent Involvement
  • Low Student-Teacher Ratio
  • High Standardized Test Scores
  • Quality Athletic Programs – seeking victory beyond the scoreboard
  • Multi-Age Class Options – Individual Needs Placement with tutoring and differentiated learning options for special needs students
  • Mission Emphasis - locally, nationally, and internationally
  • Highly Committed Faculty

Statement of Faith

  1. The sixty-six books of the Bible are the written Word of God. The Bible is divinely inspired and inerrant throughout. Its assertions are factually true in all the original autographs.  It is the supreme authority in everything it teaches. Its authority is not limited to spiritual, religious, or redemptive themes but includes its assertions in history, science, the arts, and all other disciplines. No other writings or prophecies are equal to, superior to, or supersede the Bible.

    Read more: Statement of Faith

Philosophy of Education

Christianity offers real answers to life's difficult questions of meaning and purpose. The fact that Christ is Creator, Redeemer, and Judge has tremendous implication on how we determine the basis of knowledge, truth, morality, which are essential components to any philosophy of education.

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HLCS School Board

Becky McCray - President This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Chad Hanes  
Bob Johnson  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Gary Kersting  


Harbor Light Christian School is located at 8333 Clayton Road in Harbor Springs.

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Downloads & Forms


  • Enrollment Packet
  • Student Handbook
  • Scholarship & Tuition Assistance Application*

    * Scholarships for tuition assistance are available for all students. Please contact the office or administrator.

Harbor Light Christian School History


Harbor Light Christian School opened its doors in the fall of 1985, but it was a vision that was birthed several years before by Pastor Bill Mindel and Dave & Bonnie DeRouchie. They believed that God was calling Harbor Light Community Chapel to start a school that would prepare children to be leaders for Christ in their community, country, and the world as well as teach from the perspective of a Christian World View.

Read more: Harbor Light Christian School History