Welcome to Heritage Academy!

We look forward to sharing with you the University-Model® of schooling for primary, elementary, and secondary students. At Heritage Academy, we offer a Christian education which combines the best of home and school. We encourage you to browse the tabs to the right. Take a look at the steps to admissions, current tuition costs, and our philosophy of partnership.

Parent Information Presentation (PIP)

Do you have questions about how the University-Model®️ will work for your child and your family?

Attending a Parent Information Presentation is the first step in the admissions process. RSVP is required to attend a PIP and receive an application packet. It is helpful for the school office to have an estimate of how many families will be attending.

Contact the office if you have questions at 573-449-2252 or email us​.

Primary Open House

March 5th, 6:00-7:30pm

Upcoming PIP Dates

February 8th, 10:00am

February 22nd, 10:00am

March 7th, 10:00am

March 21st, 10:00am

April 25th, 10:00am

Steps to Admission


Attend a Parent Information Presentation (PIP)

It is helpful for the school office to have a general estimate of how many families will be attending.

​RSVP to reserve your spot at an upcoming meeting or contact the office if you plan to attend at 573-449-2252 or email us​.


Review the Application Materials

Pray together as a family.

For students to be successful at Heritage, it is of vital importance that both parent and student feel that it is God’s best for them to study at Heritage.


Submit an Application

After reviewing the academy’s material and praying over a decision, parents desiring to partner with Heritage Academy may submit an Application for Admission to Heritage Academy’s school office. A separate application is required for each child. In order for applications to be considered complete they must include:

  • An up-to-date record of immunizations
  • A copy of the student’s official birth certificate
  • A completed “Request for Release of Records” form (for student currently enrolled at another school)
  • A copy of student’s home school transcript (for home schooled children)
  • Standardized Achievement Test scores (if available from within the past year)
  • Church Reference Letter
  • Writing Sample Requirement

Please include payment for the $50 application fee if this is the first time your family is submitting an application for admission to Heritage Academy. This fee is charged to each family only once. If your family has already paid this fee, with application(s) previously submitted, no repeated payment of this fee is required.


Complete Entrance Testing & Evaluation (Academic Enrollment Only)

To ensure that students are placed for success and that Heritage Academy is equipped to meet the student’s academic needs, the academy requires students to complete placement testing. Students who have taken a standardized achievement test such as the Stanford Achievement Test or the Iowa Test of Basic Skills in the past year may submit those test results. If such test results are not available, Heritage Academy will arrange a time for placement testing to occur. If an evaluation test must be administered, a fee (no more than $25 per student) may be due at the time of testing. This fee is non-refundable.


Participate in a Family Interview

This meeting enables Heritage Academy to explore the student’s academic background and the family’s goals for their child and family within the context of University-Model®️ schooling at the academy. “Foundations for Partnership” will also be reviewed and discussed. Both parents and the potential student are required to attend this meeting. The scheduling of this meeting will be initiated by the academy.


Receive a Letter of Decision

Once the interview process has been completed, the family will receive a decision letter from the academy.

If the student is accepted into Heritage Academy, registration materials will also be provided to the family. The registration process is separate from the admissions process.


Submit Your Student's Paperwork

Submit all registration paperwork with non-refundable registration fees.

You will now receive confirmation of registration from the Heritage office along with course requirements. Required textbooks and other supplies may now be purchased.

Non-Discrimination Policy

In recognition that there can be no preferential treatment with God (Romans 2:11), Heritage Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the 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 and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs.

Heritage Academy is a non-denominational ministry. Heritage families attend over 50 different churches in Columbia and Mid-Missouri. The official Non-Denominational Position of Heritage Academy states, “Neither Heritage Academy nor its ministries, when acting as representatives of Heritage Academy, shall promote or disparage any doctrinal or denominational beliefs, practices, or positions upon which the ministry has assumed no official stance (Philippians 2:1-4).”

Learning Disabilities

Because parents are directly involved in the teaching process in the home classroom, many special needs can be addressed at home by the parents. Parents are encouraged to communicate freely and often with their student’s teachers. Heritage Academy teachers have been strongly encouraged to employ flexibility in their classroom techniques and to use teaching methods that appeal to a broad spectrum of learning styles. However, Heritage Academy is not currently equipped to significantly modify instructional practices or to modify evaluation procedures in response to a particular student’s learning disability or other special challenges. All students will be graded according to a common standard rather than upon individualized standards developed in response to special needs.