Thank you for your interest in Hilger Higher Learning. We provide supplemental education, along with many social activities, for homeschool students in the greater Chattanooga area, through a variety of classes based on a Biblical worldview. Our classes are designed to enhance and help the home education process, while you and your child still have the freedom and flexibility home education provides; we are merely a support to what you are doing in the home. The combination of excellent teachers, first-rate curriculum, wonderful students and a variety of activities (inside and outside of the classroom) has created a dynamic environment that helps students, not only academically and spiritually, but balances them socially as well. We’ve been offering homeschool courses in Chattanooga for 18 years now, and we love serving the Chattanooga homeschool community! If you are homeschooling in Chattanooga or near the Chattanooga area, we invite you to come be a part of the Hilger Higher Learning environment:

1. Excellent curriculum with a Biblical focus
2. College preparatory assessment from qualified teachers
3. Additional healthy accountability to a source outside of the home
4. Stimulating social interaction with high caliber peers


Hilger Higher Learning is led by an administration and qualified teachers committed to supporting your child’s education through a variety of homeschool classes in Chattanooga. Over 1/2 of Hilger Higher Learning's faculty and staff have over 10 years of teaching and administration experience at HHL! In addition, our faculty and staff have well over 200 years combined teaching and administration experience, both in private/public school sector and HHL. It is our goal to reinforce the Biblical values being taught at home while providing a quality education. Although the parent is not the teacher of the courses we offer, the parent maintains authority over their child's learning and is responsible for holding their child accountable for completed assignments and preparing for tests/quizzes/labs. Our teachers simply serve as a support cast for the parents who have chosen to educate their child through the home.


We believe in the primacy of the parent as educator and the home as the center of education and relationship. We also believe the Lord provides spiritually gifted teachers as a resource to His people. Hilger collaborates with parents to create an educational hybrid which strengthens the homeschool.  Our classes and extra-curricular activities supplement and complement the work of parents in educating their children.  We come alongside families in the Chattanooga area, to serve and support them in the wonderful endeavor of homeschooling.

Eighteen years ago Carlee Hilger dreamed of teaching science to a group of children who had a desire to study, for the sake of learning. She found this group of children in the homeschool community within the greater Chattanooga area. In 1998, Hilger Higher Learning began with 45 students, 4 science classes, and one excited teacher. As more and more homeschool families asked for Chattanooga homeschool classes, Hilger quickly grew while maintaining Biblical integrity and academic excellence. Today Hilger serves over 325 families through 24 amazing teachers and staff members while offering 55+ exciting courses and workshops for elementary, middle and high school students. We also offer a host of extra-curricular activities! Carlee’s dream is still alive and real: teaching motivated students from Christian families, who possess an enthusiasm for learning.

We invite you to peruse our website to learn more about our classes, dedicated faculty, resources, student activities, partnering with parents and other helpful areas. If you are interested in homeschool classes in Chattanooga and have any questions, please feel free to contact us by phone or via email.  Our phone number and email are located at the bottom of each website page and our teachers' email addresses can be accessed on our faculty and contact us pages.

Special Interest
Spring Break is March 19 - 26. We will not be having classes, nor will we have anyone at HHL or in the HHL administration office, during Spring Break. Please feel free to email us and we'll get back to you in a timely manner.

We are in the process of updating our website. We will have all 2017-2018 information updated by April 1. Over 90% of our classes, days and times will remain the same, if you are trying to plan for the upcoming year. Also, registration fees will remain the same as this year, while tuition prices will be increasing by $1 per month per class. A few minor changes, in terms of additional classes, will be made.

Registration for the 2017-2018 school year kicks off on Monday, April 10. We'll have registration forms, course listings and additional material at our facility if you want to stop by and register. Several familiar faces will be there to help you with questions or to meet new families you may encourage to come. Of importance, our classes are filling up more quickly with each passing year. A couple classes could very well fill up 1-2 weeks after registration begins. Last year we had 30+ full classes with waiting lists mid-way into the summer. Our rooms and class sizes are set in place, so we cannot "squeeze" your child in once a class is full!

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Listen to 3 HHL seniors, interviewed live on a local radio show, as they discuss homeschooling and how important their HHL experience has been to their education.

Contact Information
Class Location:  First
Alliance Church, 1906 Hickory Valley Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421
Mailing address:  Hilger Higher Learning, 1121 Mountain Terrace, Lookout Mountain, GA 30750
Contact us by calling 706-956-8344 - Email us! or on Facebook

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