Philosophy

MISSION: The mission of Heritage Christian Academy is to provide academically-able students a challenging educational experience designed to help them know, love, and practice that which is true, good, and excellent and to prepare them to live purposefully and intelligently as they pursue the individual calling God has given them.

Heritage Christian Academy is an independent, biblically based, college preparatory school. We desire to work in partnership with parents to develop Christ-centered young people who are well prepared spiritually, academically, and socially to become Christian leaders in a secular world.

The school functions as a nurturing community in which students are respected as unique individuals created in the image of God, each having special abilities and needs. They are taught by skilled and knowledgeable teachers who love children and are dedicated to helping them realize their greatest potential.

CORE VALUES:

We believe that the Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God and is the final rule for all of life. Accordingly, our philosophy of education is founded upon several key Scriptural principles:

  • God is the creator and sovereign ruler of all things. (Gen. 1:1; Deut. 4:39; Jer. 10:10; 1 Tim. 6:15;CoL 1:17)
  • God created man in His image, for His own glory, and to have dominion over all the earth. (Gen. 1:26-31)
  • God created families through the institution of marriage. (Gen. 2:18-25; Col. 3:18-21) Children are a gift, heritage, and blessing from the Lord. (Psalm 127:3-5; 128: 3-4)
  • Parents are instructed to teach their children and children are to obey their parents. (Exod. 20:12; Deut. 6:6-9; Eph. 6:1-4; Col. 10:31)
  • Jesus said we are to love the Lord with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength. We are to do all things to the glory of God. (Mk. 12:29-31; 1 Cor. 10:31)
  • “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” (Proverbs 9:10 KW)
  • Sinful men cannot know God or His truth except through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The ongoing work of the Holy Spirit enables us to know and understand truth. (John ~4: 15-17; Rom. 8:5-9)

While the above list of principles is not exhaustive, they are sufficient to allow us to draw the following right and necessary inferences that are the foundation of a distinctively Christian education.