Heritage Christian Academy sits on a ten-acre campus dedicated exclusively for the education of our students. The lower and middle school classrooms are separated on the site, but students share the chapel, library, cafeteria, and athletic fields. You will walk around our grounds for just a short time before you observe the peacefulness of the property. You will notice our carefully laid out classrooms that inspire learning, creativity, and organization as well as our students’ love of nature from their collections in the classrooms. You will observe classical prints adorning the campus walls and hear classical music played in our classrooms. Our campus has an atmosphere that inspires peace, cultivates joy, and motivates learning.
Heritage is accredited by the SC Independent Schools Association (SCISA) since 2000. This means that a team of outside educational experts has visited our classrooms, combed through our files, interviewed our teachers, and talked at length with our administration. The result is a document that commends our school for providing a quality education.
Heritage has been a member of the prestigious Educational Records Bureau (ERB) since 1996. The ERB is an organization that includes approximately 2,000 schools worldwide. In order to maintain membership in this organization, a school must have a college preparatory curriculum and students who consistently perform well on standardized achievements tests. The ERB provides our standardized testing battery (the CTP 4), which is the only standardized achievement test designed specifically for high-achieving school and schools wishing to set high standards.
Heritage Christian Academy is now a member of the Association of Classical Christian Schools. This distinguished organization recognizes schools in which a classical, Christian education is implemented and a curriculum focused on immersing students in the true, the good, and the beautiful is incorporated. Visit www.classicalchristian.org to learn more about the difference between a conventional education and a classical, Christian education.
We are also members of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), which serves as the national voice of more than 1,700 independent schools in the U.S. and abroad.
Many vital functions of life at Heritage Christian Academy are dependent upon the efforts of parent volunteers. There are many opportunities for parents to be involved in the school in areas ranging from assisting with carpool, assisting with maintenance items, chaperoning field trips, serving as a class parent, and helping to coordinate Grandparents’ Day or Fine Arts Day. A list of volunteer opportunities is included in our registration packet and is distributed at Parent Orientation before the start of each school year.
Students at Heritage wear uniforms that differ depending on the age of the student. Specifics about our school uniforms and where to buy them are included with the registration packet once a student is officially enrolled. Heritage also has a uniform closet in which previously worn uniforms are available for a small donation.
Students who remain at Heritage until 2:50 p.m. have the option of having a hot lunch delivered to the school cafeteria several days a week from local restaurants. Parents may select the lunches they wish to purchase and pay for online through Schoolhouse Fare. Students bring their own lunches on days when this option is not chosen or available.
At Heritage Christian Academy we provide opportunities for our students to speak and perform in front of an audience. Our desire is to prepare our students to be confident leaders in an adult world. These opportunities include recitations in class, recitations for Grandparents’ Day and plays performed at Fine Arts Day. Believing that God has uniquely gifted each child with specific abilities, we also offer a varied selection of extra-curricular activities including talent show performances, basketball, tennis, student council, and state level competitions in the areas of math, general academics, science, spelling and literary skills.
Students in Classes 2 through 8 attend school from 8:10 a.m. until 2:50 p.m., Monday through Friday. 5K and Class 1 have a noon dismissal on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Parents of Pre-K students have the opportunity to choose from a variety of different schedules.