Frequently Asked Questions


What grades are offered?

We offer grades Preschool through grade 10. Student registration will determine the class designation.

What are your class sizes?

Our class size average is 14 students per class with a maximum class size of 22.

Is HCS accredited?

Yes, we are fully accredited through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), as well as from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Are you an ACSI member school?

Yes. ACSI offers a multitude of services that enhance the further development of our school.

What are your school hours?

Our school hours are: K-6th 8:30am-3:00pm & 7th-10th 8:00am-2:30pm

How is your school calendar designed?

Our school calendar follows a traditional 10 month school year. We align our calendar with the SVUSD school calendar.

Do you offer before and after school daycare as well as holiday care?

Yes, we offer before and after school daycare as well as summer camp and holiday care, from 7:00am to 6:00pm.

Are your teachers credentialed?

Yes, we hire qualified teachers that meet our Mission Statement and Accreditation requirements.

What kind of Sports program do you offer?

We offer Team Athletics in grades 4-8. We participate in the competitive TriWay League in grades 5-8. Student enrollment determines the sports we compete in, both in the TriWay League. Individual sports program for high school students includes: tennis, golf, and track & field.

What is the dress code?

We have school uniform requirements for all students.

Do you offer a hot lunch program?

Yes.

What kind of field trips do the students go on?

Each student has an incredible opportunity to attend a variety of exciting field trips. Each class has a schedule of perspective field trips that will truly enhance their school experience. Field trips such as, the 4th grade California History field trip and the highly respected Washington D.C. Trip are sure to be highlights for each child.

What kind of Student Activities are offered?

A multitude of Student Activities are available to each child. As a member of ACSI we participate in school and regional Spelling, Speech, Music, Art, Math and Science competitions. Leadership opportunities such as Student Council, Christian Service, etc. are offered.

Do you welcome parent involvement?

Yes! We believe that our school-family involvement is so important to Heritage Christian School that we included it in our mission statement!

What does the curriculum consist of?

Our textbooks are a combination of Christian i.e. Bob Jones, Abeka, ACSI, and traditional textbooks, i.e. Prentice Hall, Houghton Mifflin, Harcourt Brace. In addition, and most importantly, the Bible is integrated throughout the curriculum.

What kind of requirements are there for fund-raising?

Every Kindergarten thru 10th grade family is required to participate in our Gift Card Program.

What is offered in the way of Technology?

Our overall school program has an emphasis on Technology. We begin with innovative programs in our K - 8th computer labs and a lap top program for the 7th and 8th grade.

Do you have a web based grade reporting software?

Yes, the software is provided by GradeLink with each family being issued login credentials.