Interested parents may begin the application process online or by picking up a packet from the school office, located at 649 Barr Road, Lexington, SC.
The process includes completing an application and a pastoral reference form and, for students entering classes two through high school, obtaining a teacher recommendation. Parents are also required to sign our Statement of Faith. Once the completed application packet as well as the $50 application fee is received by Heritage, an appointment will be scheduled for testing. Depending on the time of year, this may be in a group setting or one-on-one. After the testing an appointment will be made for the parents and Head of Schools to meet. This is to provide the parents an opportunity to ask any questions they may have and for the school to learn a little more about the family applying.
Once all of this has been completed, the admission committee will meet to make a final decision, and applicants will be notified by mail of the committee’s decision. Accepted applicants can secure their space in the class by sending in a $500 non-refundable registration deposit.
The admission testing for kindergarten-age students consists of a developmental test and a test of school abilities. These are used to determine if there is a learning disability that would be better addressed in another setting and to determine if there are any behavioral issues.
Both new students and those who have completed Kindergarten at Heritage must complete a screening test before advancing to Class One. This is a test of reading readiness to determine if a student is developmentally ready to enter Class One or would benefit from a second year of Kindergarten. A recommendation of Kindergarten II does not mean that there is a learning problem or low intelligence, but rather that the child simply has not reached the developmental level necessary to be successful in Class One. Please keep in mind that academics are accelerated at Heritage and that putting a child who is not developmentally ready into Class One would likely be stressful for the child.
Students applying to Class Two through Class Eight must complete a school abilities test as well as a standardized test of verbal and mathematic abilities that is grade appropriate. This is to determine if the child will be able to succeed in our accelerated curriculum.