Heritage Christian School is an educational institution, not a church. Our priority is instruction, though we recognize that the Holy Spirit is an active participant in our understanding of all aspects of God and His Creation. We believe that school subjects such as science, mathematics, music, physical education, social studies, literature, grammar, and especially theology are incomplete outside of a Christian worldview. Hence, while we are not a church, we endeavor to root our knowledge of the world in our knowledge of the Creator.
In Colossians 2:2-3, Paul stated that in Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Therefore, we at Heritage Christian School strive to excel in academics as we worship the Lord in the splendor of His Holiness. Biblical integration does not mean the Bible is substituted for traditional academic subjects, nor does it mean that Bible verses are simply tacked on at the end of lessons. Rather, integration involves the ways in which faith and intellect, or religious conviction and academic work, are combined in teaching. As stated in our mission statement, our responsibility to students encompasses spiritual, intellectual, and relational areas. None of these components can exist without the others, and we believe the spiritual takes precedence over the other two, even while our responsibility is primarily scholastic.
While the education of children is the responsibility of parents, the school functions as an instrument for parents as teachers cooperate closely with them in every phase of the student's development. Both parties need to cooperate with one another through prayer, open dialog, and a general spirit of collaboration in order for students to bear spiritual, academic, and relational fruit becoming of their time at Heritage Christian School.