School Philosophy

The underlying philosophy of Heritage Academy includes the realization on the part of every teacher and administrator that:

  1. The growth of the child physically, socially, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually is the major end to be accomplished by our educational program.
  2. Growth of a worthwhile and lasting nature results from a variety of experiences. Pupils need the amount of freedom necessary to practice the making of intelligent choices, but the school is obligated to guide these decisions and restrict behavior in keeping with the child's demonstrated ability to choose wisely.
  3. Our society has every right to expect that these specific outcomes of education will be evident in our pupils:
    • Moral and Spiritual Development
      Basic understanding of Biblical principles and the characteristics of God and their application to the individual.
      • to teach the Bible as God's inspired Word and to develop attitudes of love and respect toward it.
      • to teach the basic doctrines of the Bible.
      • to lead the pupil to a decision of confessing Christ as Savior and Lord.
      • to develop a desire to know and obey the will of God as revealed in the Scriptures.
      • to equip the student to carry out the will of God daily.
      • to impart an understanding of each Christian's place in the church and its worldwide task of witness, evangelism and discipling and to stimulate the student's involvement in this task.
      • to develop the mind of Christ toward godliness and sin and to teach the
        students how to overcome sin
      • to encourage the development of self-discipline and responsibility in the student based on respect for and submission to God and all other authority.
      • to help the student develop for himself a Christian world view by integrating life and studies with the Bible.
        • Growth in Good Social Habits
          Self-reliance, dependability, courtesy, respect for the persons and property of others.
        • Growth in Fundamental Skills
          Reading, writing, mathematical skills, spelling, oral, and written expression.
        • Orientation to the World of our Times
          A knowledge and understanding of our own community, our state, our nation, and the world of nations, as well as the scientific, social, and political implications of life in the twentieth century
        • Acquisition of our American Cultural Heritage
          History, music, art, literature.
        • Individual Development
          Along the lines of his greatest talent.