Heritage Christian Academy is more than just academics – we are a family who comes together in a variety of ways: chapel, a fall festival, welcome back to school parties, field trips, Grandparents’ Day, just to name a few.
Classical, Christian education teaches students how to think critically, write and speak persuasively, and apply their trained minds to reclaiming knowledge for Christ. Dorothy Sayers, an Oxford professor, outlined the classical model of learning in her 1947 speech, “The Lost Tools of Learning” encouraging educators to pursue this time-tested method. The classical model occurs in three stages of learning known as the trivium, which is Latin for “three roads.” The Trivium is the foundation of Classical Education and comprises three phases of learning. Phase 1- the Grammar Stage teaches young children knowledge, Phase 2 – the Logic Stage teaches teens
understanding and Phase 3 – the Rhetoric Stage teaches young adults wisdom.
Heritage Christian Academy currently offers educational programs for students in Pre-K through Class 8 that encompasses the first 2 phases of the Trivium, the Grammar Stage, and the Logic Stage. Our curriculum is carefully chosen and regularly reviewed to ensure we stay true to the classical, Christian model of education. At Heritage, our advanced curriculum sets the academic bar high, but when students are provided with a learning environment that is structured, challenging, and supportive, they can thrive and achieve at high levels.
Heritage Christian Academy’s Kindergarten Prep program offers your child the opportunity to learn and grow in a safe, loving, Christ-centered environment. Our classical approach to education concentrates on the 3 essential elements of phonics, handwriting, and math with the integration of Biblical teachings. Students are given the opportunity to build skills through hands-on learning activities and real-life experiences. Our program is designed to develop students academically, socially, and emotionally to ensure they make a smooth transition into kindergarten.
Our school functions as a nurturing community in which students are respected as unique individuals created in the image of God. Biblical integration is an important part of instruction. We have amazing teachers who love God’s word and seek ways to integrate it in all aspects of the school day. You can rest in knowing your kindergarten student will be taught by skilled and knowledgeable teachers who love children and are dedicated to helping them realize their greatest potential.
Daily activities consist of the following:
• read-a-loud stories
• art and music experiences
• building relationships
• exploring God’s world
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Grades: 4K- 6th grade
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Grades: 2nd – 12th
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They offer after-school programs, athletics, and arts programs.
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Grades: Elementary – High School
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In addition to academics, they offer athletics and arts programs.
They also have an Early Education Center for children ages 6 weeks old through kindergarten.
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Grades: Preschool – 6th grade
The school also offers extended care, advanced math, community service opportunities, and special interest courses.
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The school also offers after-school care.
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Monticello Road Campus: Pre-K3 through 12th Grade
7401 Monticello Road, Columbia
Northeast Campus: Pre-K4 through 1st Grade
3513 Hard Scrabble Road, Columbia
St. Andrews Road Campus: Pre-K3 through 4th Grade
500 St. Andrews Road, Columbia