Heritage Christian School
Heritage Christian School’s mission is to provide a challenging program of academic excellence from a Biblical point of view partnering with parents to equip their children with a firm spiritual foundation while impacting the world for Christ.
Heritage Christian School is a new school 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.
HCS’s course of study covers thirteen years, which is divided into elementary school, grades K-5, middle school, grades 6 through 8, and senior high, grades 9 through 12. 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. Students have the opportunity to take advanced placement and honors courses in areas of English, mathematics, science, and history. Two hundred and forty (240) total units are required for graduation.
Heritage Christian School encourages students to participate in competitive sports, while achieving high academic standards, and displaying excellent sportsmanship. We provide coaches who are believers in Christ and examples to their players.
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
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
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
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.
- 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.