Top Christian Schools in the Atlanta Area

As one of the leading Christian schools in the area, Killian Hill Christian School is the Gwinnett County area choice in K–12 education for Christian families. We equip our students with an unmatched combination of spiritual and moral training in God’s Word, personal and social development, academic excellence, and cocurricular involvement—all within a safe and loving, Christian environment. What makes us one of the top Christian schools in the Atlanta area? The answer is simple. Killian Hill has a strong community of parents, faculty, and staff members dedicated in preparing our students to be Christian leaders of the future. We hope you’ll take a moment to explore the additional information, provided below, about our Christian school. If you live in the Atlanta area and would like to schedule a visit to Killian Hill or have someone from our school contact you, please reach out via our Contact page.

Mission

Killian Hill Christian School, as a ministry of Killian Hill Baptist Church, exists to assist parents in their God-given responsibility of educating their children by providing a high-quality spiritual and academic program, enhanced by balanced fine arts and athletics, while encouraging them to live disciplined, Christ-centered lives.

Philosophy

Sound Christian education is based on the following principles:

  • Home Relations
  • Christian Character Training
  • Student Self–Discipline
  • Strong Academics
  • Extracurricular Activities

Accreditation and Membership

Killian Hill Christian School is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and is accredited regionally through AdvancED SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools), which is recognized by the University System of Georgia and the Georgia Board of Regents. Killian Hill competes in athletics within the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association (GICAA).

Standardized Testing

Stanford Achievement Test Scores: The Stanford Achievement Test is the nation’s oldest and most widely recognized nationally standardized test. Students in K5–11th grade on average score at or above the 90th percentile of all students taking the test nationally (50th percentile is the national average).

College Entrance Testing: 100 percent of our graduating class takes either the SAT or the ACT. The five-year average score for our students’ SAT score is 1688 (2400 is perfect), and the ACT average is 27 (36 is perfect).

Curriculum

Our primary curriculum is published by Bob Jones University Press. This is a Christian curriculum that supports strong thinking skills. A Beka Book and Pearsons publishers are used selectively.

Program Highlights

Teachers and administrators are dedicated to providing an emotionally safe environment where stu­dents feel accepted and welcomed. Over 50 percent of our teachers hold master’s degrees. The average student/teacher ratio is 14 to 1 in kindergarten–6th grade, 12 to 1 in 7th–8th grades, and 13 to 1 in 9th–12th grades. Our teachers have been at KHCS on average fourteen years and have been teaching on average twenty-one years.

Opportunities for extracurricular involvement include activities such as student class officer positions, National Honor Society, leadership groups, sports, and fine arts.

Leadership Development

Students apply and are enrolled in a leadership training program that involves a three-day training session off campus. Once selected and trained, student-leaders return to campus to establish a mentoring program with four to six students in a small group. The student-leader is responsible for mentoring these students throughout the school year. The student-leaders are guided to become positive role models who affect change in our younger students, our school, and our community. The student-leaders accept the duty to encourage, motivate, and challenge each student placed in their care. The mentoring students meet regularly to discuss strategies that will help them with their groups.

Fine Arts

Fine arts opportunities include school-level involvement as well as competitive involvement on the state and national level in all genres of speech, art, drama, group and individual instrumental, vocal, ensembles, choir, and forensics.

Varsity Sports

Girls: Volleyball, Cross Country, Cheerleading, Basketball, Soccer, Golf, Tennis

Boys: Soccer, Cross Country, Basketball, Baseball, Golf, Tennis

High School Profile (Grades 9–12)

Diploma Statistics: 100 percent of our graduates received college-prep diplomas.
College Attendance: 90 percent of our graduates have attended a four-year college, and 10 percent have attended a two-year college.

Electives: Yearbook, Computer, Speech, Choir, Video Graphics, General Business Accounting, Anatomy & Physiology

Advanced Placement Courses: Advanced Placement Calculus, Advanced Placement Physics, Advanced Placement European History, Advanced Placement US History, Advanced Placement Literature and Grammar

Colleges Attended:

Anderson University Asbury College Auburn Berkley Berry College Bob Jones University Brenau University Bryan College
Cedarville University Clayton State Clearwater Christian College Collins Community College Columbus State Cumberland University Emory University Florida College
Gainesville College Georgia College & State University Georgia Gwinnett College Georgia Military College Georgia Perimeter Georgia South Western Georgia Southern Georgia State
Georgia Tech Grove City Gwinnett Tech Jacksonville State Kennesaw State Lee University Liberty University Loyola College
Maranatha Baptist Bible College Mercer University Moody Bible College North Georgia College & State Univ. North Greenville University Northland International University Oxford College of Emory Parsons School of Art
Pensacola Christian College Samford Savannah State Southern Catholic Tennessee Temple University Toccoa Falls College Troy State Truett McConnell College
University of California University of Georgia University of Miami Valdosta State West Georgia College Word of Life Bible Institute, Hungary Word of Life Bible Institute, Ireland Young Harris
Sri Ramachandra University – India

Graduate Schools

FBI National Academy Medical College of Georgia SRI Ramachandra Medical College – India

Our Christian School Background

In the fall of 1972, Killian Hill Baptist Church started Killian Hill kindergarten with a total of fifteen students in two classes with two teachers. The church furnished the facilities and also paid the utilities.

In 1973, the K-3 and K-4 were added. The K-4 was held three days a week, and the K-3 was held two days a week. During the first four years of its existence, Killian Hill consisted of these kindergarten classes only.

In 1974, the pastor—Dr. John Kent—made plans to expand to elementary classes with Mr. David Purvis as the principal. Mr. Purvis and the men of the church worked hard to prepare the building to open in the fall of 1976, and the school year opened with K-3, K-4, K-5, and 1st–3rd grades.

Each year following, the school continued to grow and to add classes, staff, secretaries, administrators, and buildings as needed. Eventually, Killian Hill reached a point when it had to make the commitment to its parents of adding the high school. The first senior class graduated in 1986 with fourteen students.

The school is now housed on twenty-six beautiful acres with over 70,000 square feet of classroom and building space, a 250-seat lunchroom, baseball field, soccer field and field house, two tennis courts, and a 650-seat gymnasium. By God’s grace, the enrollment has grown to over 500 students.