Heritage Christian School

Heritage Christian School is a new school in Northridge, California, with a prestigious legacy. It was created in July 2012 by the acquisition of Los Angeles Baptist Middle School/High School by Hillcrest Christian School. HCS offers young people a challenging college preparatory education, interwoven with Judeo-Christian religious and spiritual values. HCS believes that in order for students to develop their greatest potential, the formative school years (TK-12) should be directed toward an understanding of the love of God, a love for fellow human beings, and a love of knowledge. HCS fosters a nurturing environment in which students’ spiritual, intellectual, physical, social and artistic abilities can grow and expand.

-Heritage Christian School is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and Discovery Program is affiliated with the National Institute for Learning Development. Additionally, HCS is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International, the California Scholarship Federation, and the California Interscholastic Federation.

-The school is spread across four campuses in the heart of the San Fernando Valley. Each campus provides a full accompaniment of classrooms and administrative facilities with a fully networked computer system with online access.

-80% of the HCS faculty must hold a teaching certificate from ASCI (Association of Christian Schools International). In addition, many of the faculty have a state teaching credential. All 60 current teachers hold an earned degree including 20 Master’s degrees and 3 Doctorates.

-97% of the recent graduating class were accepted into at least one of their choices. HCS graduates have gone on to study at excellent universities and colleges including: Caltech, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, Princeton, Stanford, UCLA, UC Berkeley, USC, and Yale.

-HCS’s most famous alumna is Allyson Felix, a 9-time Olympic medalist in track and field.

The school year consists of two semesters of approximately eighteen weeks each. Students receive two interim grade progress reports and a final grade each semester. In the middle and high schools, students are expected to carry no fewer than seven subjects each semester; senior students may carry no fewer than five subjects each semester. The general education requirements include: English, 40 units; social science, 30 units; Bible studies, 40 units; mathematics, 30 units; science, 20 units; physical education, 20 units; and fine and practical arts, 5 units each. Two hundred and forty (240) total units are required for graduation.

-Average class size: 28
-AP classes offered (15): biology, calculus AB & BC, chemistry, computer science, English language, English literature, French, human geography, physics, psychology, Spanish, US government, US history, world history
=In 2016, 84% of the students who took AP tests passed with a 3 or higher.
-Honors classes offered (6): biology, chemistry, English, French, pre-calculus, Spanish

Heritage Christian School encourages students to participate in competitive sports, while achieving high academic standards, and displaying excellent sportsmanship.

Fall Sports
High School Boys’ Cross Country
High School Boys’ Football
High School Girls’ Cheerleading
High School Girls’ Cross Country
High School Girls’ Tennis
High School Girls’ Volleyball
Middle School Boys’ Football
Middle School Cheerleading
Middle School Girls’ Basketball

Winter Sports
High School Boys’ Basketball
High School Boys’ Soccer
High School Girls’ Basketball
High School Girls’ Soccer
Middle School Boys’ Basketball
Middle School Girls’ Soccer
Middle School Girls’ Softball

Spring Sports
High School Boys’ Baseball
High School Boys’ Golf
High School Boys’ Volleyball
High School Girls’ Softball
High School Girls’ Swimming
High School Track
Middle School Boys’ Baseball
Middle School Boys’ Soccer
Middle School Girls’ Volleyball
Middle School Track

Partnered with an incredible academic setting, the HCS also offers arts programs that strive for the best each student can give.

Fine Arts Programs
-Choir
-Jazz band
-Orchestra
-Drum line
-Drama

Heritage Christian School is a college preparatory Christian school that welcomes international students to our high school. We issue I-20’s for diploma-seeking students (F-1). International students who have attended Heritage recently are from Brazil, China, Korea, Poland, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, and Spain. International students seeking admission to Heritage Christian School must meet the criteria listed below.

Heritage Christian School Admissions Criteria for International Students        

  • Demonstrate proficiency in speaking, writing and understanding English by scoring a score of proficient or advanced on designated English proficiency tests (i.e.  iTEP SLATE, or TOEFL iBT) and a phone interview with the Coordinator.
    SLATE requirement:
    4.0 for 9th, 4.5 for 10th and 5.0 for 11th

    TOEFL requirement:
    50 for 9th, 60 for 10th, 70 for 11th
  • Demonstrate an exemplary academic grade point average (transcripts translated into English).
  • Submit personal references (Teacher and Principal).
  • Be committed to Heritage Christian School’s Mission and Belief Statements.
  • Reside with an English speaking parent or guardian.
  • Heritage does not admit International students to the senior class unless they are coming from another U.S. school with enough units to be able to graduate.

The final step in the application process is a personal or phone interview.

*Students are required to wear uniforms at HCS.

REGISTRATION FEE (non-refundable): $500


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School Details:

Campus Size: 11.7 Acres
Enrollment: 526 (High School only)
AP/Honors Courses: 16 AP; 6 Honors
Sports Team: 16
Grades: PreK-12; 7-12 for int'l students

SAT Average Scores:

Math: 521
Critical Reading: 536
Writing: 528
School Type: Co-ed

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