About 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.
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- We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible authoritative Word of God.
- We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons-Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
- We believe that for salvation of the lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary.
- We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling, the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
- We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those that are saved to the resurrection of eternal life and those that are lost to the resurrection of damnation.
- We believe that heaven and hell are definite places.
- We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Hillcrest Christian School, now Heritage Christian School North Campus, began in 1976, under the direction, leadership, and ministry of ministry of the dedicated members of Hillcrest Christian Church, who, with a vision to serve the needs of the church and community, began the implementation of a quality academic program for grades K-3. Within a few years, the school had increased its enrollment significantly, encompassing grades K-5, with multiple classes in several of the elementary grades. The student body continued to increase.
Growth continued through the end of the 1980’s and into the 1990’s. With the same enthusiasm as its initial efforts, the school continues to expand its educational ministry to include programs for preschool, elementary, middle school and high school grades.
Because of this growth, HCS began looking for property for a high school. After 14 years of searching for a location for our high school, the property on the South Campus (formerly Los Angeles Baptist High School) was acquired; the two schools joined starting with the 2012-2013 school year.
Los Angeles Baptist Middle/High School (LAB) was founded in 1962 by the Los Angeles Baptist City Mission Society, an association of American Baptist Churches that provides services to the churches of the Los Angeles area. From its beginnings, LAB focused on offering young people a challenging college preparatory education, interwoven with explicitly Christian religious and spiritual values. LAB’s first commencement exercise was held on June 9, 1967.
In 2012, a preschool was opened on the former Granada Hills Baptist School site and is referred to as the West Campus. The first students enrolled in November 2012. The preschool has continued to grow since its inception.
The initial vision has continued to become a reality and is reflected in all aspects of the school. The student body continues to grow, not only in numbers, but academically, and spiritually, as well.
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.
Student and Faculty
For 2015-2016 HCS has more than 1,000 students enrolled in preschool through 12th grade. 80% of our faculty must hold a teaching certificate from ASCI (Association of Christian Schools International). In addition, many of the faculty have a state teaching credential.
Weekly chapel assemblies are conducted, often with student participation. Students attend Bible class daily and may also attend prayer breakfasts and “Praise and Worship” nights. Additionally, students are given the opportunity to participate in community service projects.
Accreditation and Membership
Heritage Christian School is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the National Institute for Learning Disabilities. Additionally, HCS is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International, the California Scholarship Federation, and the California Interscholastic Federation.
Campus and Facilities
HCS is situated on three different 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.
Heritage Christian School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded, or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.