ABOUT MARS HILL
For almost 150 years, Mars Hill has challenged its students to excel academically, athletically, socially, and spiritually. They are encouraged to use their talents to the glory of God and for the betterment of their communities. In the classroom or on the field, Mars Hill students are learning to practice genuine discipleship, sharpening their skills, and growing hearts for service. Mars Hill’s excellent academic program is enhanced by daily Bible classes and chapel services. Each day begins with a broadcasted Bible reading and prayer. The school also includes a broad range of extracurricular activities, including athletic programs, robotics, forensics, band, chorus, and fine arts.
Since its reopening in 1947, MHBS has operated with full accreditation from the Alabama State Department of Education. Since 1971, the school has been fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), now known as AdvancED.
The school was reviewed in the Spring of 2016 by an AdvancED External Review team and received excellent scores (all above the average school score) in all areas, including: equitable learning environment, high expectations environment, supportive learning environment, feedback environment, and well-managed learning environment.
Over 95% of MHBS graduates go on to receive a post-secondary education. Student ACT scores compare favorably to other schools in the state of Alabama. Many students go on to earn post-graduate degrees in medicine, pharmacy, and law.
MHBS teachers utilize cutting-edge methods and technology to prepare students for success in the 21st century, but the mission of Mars Hill Bible School remains unchanged. Over 140 years later, MHBS still abides by the powerful words once spoken by T.B. Larimore: “We loved one another, and love ruled the school.”
WE LOVED ONE ANOTHER,
AND LOVE RULED THE SCHOOL.
The mission of Mars Hill Bible School is to provide every student a Christ-centered, Bible-based education emphasizing spiritual, academic, physical, and social development in an environment where Christian principles are taught, honored, and upheld.
The roots of Mars Hill Bible School can be traced to T.B. Larimore, who operated Mars Hill Academy from 1871-1887 in the heart of Florence, Alabama. In 1947, a visionary group of men and women dedicated to the concept of Christian education reopened Mars Hill Bible School on the same land as its predecessor.