Heritage Classical Christian Academy is a Christ-centered and Classical education committed to teaching students through the lens of Scripture. We are a community committed to educating young people through relationships in how to reason using Christian truth, and classical methodology and curriculum for the strengthening of God’s Church. We exist to train young men and women to become Christian thinkers, Christian leaders and Christian servants in every arena of life. We do this with a view to the absolute Lordship of Jesus Christ over all of life, and in full reliance upon the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. To accomplish this we use mentoring relationships, dialectic methods, the classical literature and arts, and Christian worldview.
Heritage Classical Christian Academy seeks to teach all subjects as part of an integrated whole with the Scriptures at the center in order to provide a clear understanding of the Christian worldview. We seek to encourage every student to begin and develop his relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ. Colossians 1:18 states “that in everything he might have the supremacy.” A Christ-centered approach to education aims to help students see God’s sovereign hand over all subjects and view their education as an act of worship before God.
Classical Education is a time-proven approach to teaching that structures learning according to the God-given stages of child development. This enables students to gain knowledge, understanding and wisdom at an age when these skills are most easily mastered. During the Secondary years, Heritage Classical Christian Academy seeks to emphasize the Trivium, which is divided into Grammar, Logic and Rhetoric phases of learning. Grammar is the factual knowledge of a subject matter. Logic is the ordered relationship of factual knowledge and the application of wisdom from that subject matter. Rhetoric is the eloquent expression of wisdom through written and spoken persuasion. We believe these stages, taught with a distinctively Christian worldview, best prepares students to be wisely educated and to be able to weigh their thoughts and deeds in light of scriptural truth. Classical, or liberal arts, education has been the training of free men and women for more than two millennia. It teaches the student the method of discerning and analytical thinking, it acquaints him with the best of western thought and literature, and prepares him for leadership. This education is most basic and most applicable to all other learning, no matter what discipline one considers.
Every person adopts a basic network of assumptions by which they perceive, interpret and approach life. Often those assumptions are culturally specific, or as in the case of our day, are cobbled together from many sources solely by preference. We, by design, embrace a Biblical view of the world, adopting those assumptions about people, life, purpose, law, family, etc., that the Bible presents. We use them to examine, understand and critique the humanities, arts and sciences.