A Tradition of Academic Excellence
MHBS emphasizes academics in an enriching and creative learning environment. We believe that knowledge is power, and crucial for the development of whole persons and a healthy society. Thus, Mars Hill provides a carefully planned curriculum taught by a professionally-trained faculty. This scaffolded program extends from TK to 12th grade, and is intentionally designed to enable students to acquire sound minds, loving hearts, healthy bodies, and virtuous character.
MHBS is accredited by Cognia (formerly AdvancED). The school was designated by Cognia as a STEM-certified school in 2019, becoming the first private school in the state of Alabama to achieve that status. At MHBS, STEM extends well beyond just science, technology, engineering and math. We include design thinking in all disciplines including art, music, language arts, and history. Cognia's most recent school visit review stated, "Putting students first… Mars Hill Bible School strives to implement a distributed leadership model that successfully empowers staff members and employs a staff of 'go getters' with a 'can do attitude' to deliver an all-inclusive quality STEM education."
In addition, we are committed to:
- Teaching students to master basic skills of communication, learning how to excel in reading, writing, self-expression, and mathematics.
- Inspiring students to develop into self-starters and life-long learners, so that—far beyond their Mars Hill experience—they will be able to discern information and analyze challenges and problems.
- Educating students in truth, teaching them how to discern truth from fiction, opinion, or falsehood, and to value truth for its own sake.
- Approaching every class and every activity with genuine love for every student, modeling the spirit and character of Christ.