Student Life

Spiritual Formation

Spiritual formation and character development are an important part of student life at Heritage. Our goal is for every student to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and grow as servant-leaders as they learn to follow Jesus and help others walk with the Lord as well. Student Life consists of the “Community Life period” in the daily schedule of on-campus days and extracurricular opportunities to serve, lead, and grow.

The Community Life period (9:45-10:15 am) affords students the opportunity to build healthy relationships, serve and lead, learn about student government, and mentor others. On Mondays, secondary students enjoy chapel. On Wednesdays, secondary students participate in variety of interest-based clubs. Fridays are reserved for student government and HOUSES.

Chapel services for secondary students includes a time of student-led worship and Scripture-reading followed by time for a guest or in-house speaker (parent, teacher, upper-level high school student, or staff member) to address the student body with words of encouragement from scripture or instruction that pertain to a theme chosen for the year by Director of Community Life. Guest speakers include business leaders, military leaders, community leaders, pastors, youth pastors, or other members of the clergy.

The House System

The House System was developed in British boarding schools and can be seen in their tradition as far back as the 1800s. Historically, boarding house students lived in actual houses with the school faculty and other students with whom they were grouped. These groups were then named for the house they represented, and the House System was born. The system was established to support students academically, encourage the development of leadership among the student body, and provide opportunities for students to build deep abiding friendships in the absence of their families. Following this tradition, each secondary student (7th-12th grades) at Heritage Academy is prayerfully assigned a “House”. This group of peers and faculty will serve as the student’s family unit throughout their time at Heritage. The goal of the House System at Heritage is to provide students with…
  • Community
  • Character Development
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Fun and Friendly Intramural Competition
The House System enhances the mission of our school through the pillars of…
  • Friendship
  • Courage
  • Grace
  • Truth
These pillars are also the namesakes of the four houses at Heritage Academy.

Friendship (1Thessalonians 5:11)

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

Courage (Joshua 1:9)

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Grace (2 Corinthians 12:9)

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

Truth (Psalms 25:5)

Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.