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Think With Excellence.

Believe With Confidence.

Live With Character.

At Heritage, our mission is to develop students that think with excellence, believe with confidence, and live with character. To do this, we 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.

Our vision is to be a Christian school known for graduates who positively shape culture through their faith and intellect.

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.

Academic Values

The Trivium

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.

Grammar Stage

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.

Rhetoric Stage

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.

Academic Values

Classical Education

Until the early 20th century, the classical education method was the norm in America, and it has profoundly influenced our systems of government, religion, medicine, and more. Heritage offers a robust classical education, rooted in the masterworks of Western civilization. Students can best grasp the present by Heritage’s well-rounded curriculum is consistent and deep, aligning with the classical motto of “much, not many.” Heritage aims to cultivate confident individuals who can evaluate influential works and creatively engage with modern challenges through reasoning, interpretation, and expression.

Discover the Classical Difference

Charlotte Mason Influence


Nature Studies

Habit Training

Picture Studies


Small Classes

Shorter Class Days

Well Trained Teachers

A Culture That Celebrates Thinking

While Classical education forms much of Heritage pedagogy and curriculum selection, much of the classroom methodology for teaching is influenced by Charlotte Mason, a 19th-century British educator.

Her primary aims were to instill in children good study and social habits as well as a love of learning. Children are “born persons” and need sufficient time to assimilate learning. In contrast to some schools that put quality content before students, and do so with such volume and intensity that learning is lost in a sea of facts, Ms. Mason’s methodology encourages depth over breadth.

Heritage avoids predigested textbooks and prefers to use original sources, such as older literature that is rich in “living ideas.” At Heritage, teachers expose students to rich ideas and noble thoughts as a means of inspiring and engaging their minds and imaginations.

Using oral and written narration helps children listen, read, and comprehend effectively. By retelling what they have heard or read, students learn writing style that aligns with the author's. Narration enhances vocabulary and memory skills while enabling students to apply rich ideas to their own thinking.

Heritage promotes daily outdoor time for children, emphasizing nature studies to develop observation and appreciation skills for God's creation. Recent additions to the school's campus include a garden and nature trail spanning 12 acres, enriching the nature studies classes for PreK-3rd grade students.

From the earliest age, classical education focuses on who a student will become; this begins in our Enrichment program with habit training in attention, thoroughness, obedience, respect, and self-control.

Picture studies train the affections of students to appreciate the beauty in art and train the eye to notice details. They also create beautiful art as they learn to replicate the great masters.

Students love to recite in class and for others. We encourage their eagerness to memorize and recite Bible verses, poems, and songs. It is a gift they give the audience and themselves.

Heritage’s class sizes are intentionally small with a student-to-teacher ratio of 12:1 in lower school and 15:1 in middle and high school. This enables individual attention and abundant opportunities for each student to participate and lead.

Heritage has shorter Enrichment class days for PreK and Kindergarten. This allows for more productive time at school and more time at home. Younger children have a limited capacity for focused learning, so after a half-day at school, they are ready for non-educational activities like school clubs or home activities.

Our dedicated educators are highly trained professionals who are continuously developing their skills and have a genuine passion for fostering a love of learning and exploration. Notably, 59% of our lower and middle school teachers as well as 100% of our high school teachers hold a master’s degree. Beyond their expertise in their respective subjects, our teachers possess a deep affection for children and a shared commitment to working closely with parents to nurture their hearts.

Education moves from facts training to engaging students in conversations around living ideas. Heritage seeks to develop young scholars who are responsible, self-motivated, and intellectually curious.

Spiritual Growth

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.

Statement of Faith

Heritage faculty, staff, and families share an orthodox Christian faith that allows for consistency between home and school life.

Christ Centered

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.

Servant Leadership

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.

Worldview Development

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.

Preserving Innocence

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.

Family Bible Readings

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.

Mentoring & Advisoring

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.

Hands-On Service Opportunities

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.

Portrait of a Graduate

Think about who you want your child to become.

What do you want them to have learned formally in the classroom and informally in the hallways and locker rooms? Our educational experience has been designed to help students think with excellence, believe with confidence, and live with character.

Beginning with the end in mind, we endeavor to develop students who:

Love the Lord their God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength.

Demonstrate mature Christian character and virtue.

Possess the ability to live and think with truth, wisdom, and excellence.

Are equipped to listen carefully, reason wisely, think precisely, and articulate persuasively.

Develop a passion for lifelong learning.

Serve the kingdom of God and engage culture faithfully.