Think With Excellence.
Believe With Confidence.
Live With Character.
Our Core Values
To provide an academically rigorous educational experience designed to help students know, love, and practice that which is true, good, and excellent and to prepare them to live purposefully and intelligently in the service of God and man.
To be a Christian school known for graduates who positively shape culture through their faith and intellect.
Think with Excellence. Believe with Confidence. Live with Character.
These standards are founded on a centuries-old pattern of education called the Trivium. The Latin word, “trivium,” means “three roads.”
The three roads of learning consisted of three subjects: grammar, or skill in comprehending the facts; logic, or skill in reasoning out relationships between the facts; and rhetoric, or skill in effective expression and application of the facts and their relationships.
PreK-5th grade students are in the grammar stage. They are naturally inclined to absorb the basic knowledge of each subject. For example, core grammar skills include knowledge of dates and events. Math grammar incorporates basic math facts, including hands-on manipulatives and reinforcing of core concepts. Children at this age absorb everything from core academics to jingles on commercials and the names of breakfast cereals. By teaching with “the grain of the child,” a solid foundation of the grammar of both language and math provides the basis for a lifetime of learning.
In middle school, students enter the logic stage where they begin to question and engage with ideas at a higher level. At Heritage, formal logic education equips students with the tools to analyze concepts and engage in deep discussions. They learn to support conclusions with facts and explore different perspectives, such as the British and American views during the Revolutionary War. Through the Socratic method, students navigate class discussions and find answers through questioning.
In the Rhetoric stage of classical education, students progress from learning information in the grammar stage and understanding its relation in the logic stage to forming opinions and expressing ideas persuasively through writing and speaking. This stage serves as the capstone of the classical model, producing students who can think critically, influence others, and become culture-changers.
Heritage has a vision for every student to know Jesus Christ through a confident knowledge of Scripture and to be prepared to boldly live out his or her faith compassionately in the modern world.
Heritage faculty, staff, and families share an orthodox Christian faith that allows for consistency between home and school life.
Heritage, a Christian school, focuses on the integration of faith and life. Heritage acknowledges Jesus Christ as Lord over all life and the Bible as the final authority in matters of life and thought.
In an effort to provide valuable experiences as they mature, older students are given specific opportunities to serve as leaders of younger students. This foundation in leadership aims to guide students as adults whether they choose to serve in a corporate boardroom or in a rural mission field.
All academic subjects at out Christian school are taught as parts of an integrated whole with Scripture at the center. Students are encouraged to become “thinking Christians” and to develop a solid biblical worldview. Each week, students gather for Chapel. Classroom discussions provide opportunities for students to discuss their faith across all academic disciplines.
Most children, in American society, grow up too fast. At Heritage, their innocence is protected during Lower School. In Middle and High School, students begin to address culturally relevant issues to be prepared to engage the culture and defend their faith.
Parents are encouraged to follow a particular Bible reading program at home. Teachers include this material in classroom discussions the next day, again integrating home and school.
Classroom teachers focus on each student, paying particular attention not just to their academic progress but also to their social and spiritual needs. As students move to Middle School, they can mentor younger students while being mentored and discipled by our faculty.
Through local, national, and international opportunities, students are encouraged to put their faith into practice by tangibly serving and making a difference in their community and world.