The Academy at Houston Baptist University

A Higher Education for High School


Dedicated Christian faculty.
Decidedly rigorous curriculum.
Distinctively Classical approach.

In keeping with HBU’s Ten Pillars, the Academy exists to extend the challenge and rewards of university classes to Houston area high school students, providing them with the opportunity to earn transferable college credit through a flexible yet rigorous curriculum founded on great works of Western civilization. Our approach is straightforward yet challenging, seamlessly integrating university standards and credits into a rich and rewarding high school experience.

Academy students are trained to learn directly from the text at hand, using class time to engage with their professor and classmates as they seek increased understanding of the subject. By emphasizing reading, writing, and critical thinking, the Academy seeks to cultivate skills that transcend academic disciplines and are both applicable and necessary for all college major and career paths.

All Academy classes are taught by dedicated Christian faculty who value the interdisciplinary nature of the Academy’s curriculum. Class sizes are kept intentionally small in order to foster deep, lasting relationships among faculty members and students. Academy faculty invite students to incorporate their hearts and souls as well as their minds into their scholarship, approaching each text from a place of Christian charity and authority.

By partnering with schools and homeschooling parents, the Academy offers flexibility and convenience to families. Classes are offered on HBU’s campus as well as on the campuses of our partner schools.

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