Learners Today- Leaders Tomorrow

Our vision is – and always will be – about the students. Our students emerge as leaders, prepared to thrive in, and bring hope to, a rapidly changing world. Meaningful learning takes place here, and our educators and staff live their faith.

We achieve excellence without elitism, giving every child the opportunity to come to know and love God deeply through their education.

We believe students deserve more than strictly academics.


Biblical Values. We teach our students how to live out biblical principles at school, home, and in the world.


Academics.  PHCA students consistently test above their public school peers. We fervently pursue a student-teacher ratio of 18:1.


Leadership.  Our students are taught the importance of their character, morality, and integrity.


Service.  Students engage in service projects throughout the year and are instilled with the value of serving others.
Pine Harbor Christian Academy is a Kindergarten through 8th Grade Christian school located on the border of Hastings and Cottage Grove. Our goal is to partner with parents to equip tomorrow’s leaders.

In our beautiful and peaceful wooded setting, our students are taught as the unique individuals God created them to be. We instill a sense of wonder and help them realize their purpose. Our school community is like a family. We partner with, and support parents, providing each student with a “home away from home.”

Check out our school profile to learn more or call our office at 651-493-7526 to schedule your private tour.

Over 20 Different Church Communities Represented

Our statements of faith follows the non-denominational Christian doctrine of The Harbor Church outlined in their Statement of Faith.

Pine Harbor is proud to be a member of:

ACSI – The Association of Christian Schools International
MISF – The Minnesota Independent Schools Forum

How our Families Feel

Curious what our current families are saying? Check out several testimonies below or visit our Facebook page to see more.
“In this world where character, morals, ethics and tolerable behaviors seem to continually decline at such a rapid pace, we are so incredibly thankful for the emphasis that PHCA puts on building character. When our children are out in the community, we are continually told how well-behaved, how well-mannered, and what tender, caring hearts our children have. We are so thankful PHCA is here for us!” Millner Family

“Unsolicited from my 1st grader who started in October: ‘I was scared when I first started going because I didn’t know about God. Then I learned about God and I wasn’t scared because I learned He’s watching me.’” Tommy Braucks

“As a public school teacher for 7 years, I never imagined my children going to a private school. PHCA has smaller class sizes to allow for more individual and small group teaching. Beginning each day in prayer and learning God’s word was amazing to witness. I would recommend taking a personal tour on and seeing it for yourself!” Melissa Shleppenbach

“We moved to Hastings about three years ago and started looking for schools for our children. I fell in love with PHCA the first time we visited. The teachers really get to know each student, and challenge them individually. Pine Harbor is an amazing school and we would recommend it to everyone!” Johnke Family