About Us

Our Mission

Seeking to glorify God through Christ-centered teaching, academic excellence, and Christian service, all in a distinctly loving and nurturing environment.

Our Vision

Generations of Christian Education
Psalm 89:1

Heritage Christian School was established as an independent Christian school to provide an excellent educational experience based on the authoritative and inerrant Word of God.
2 Timothy 3:16

The goal is to facilitate the development of the student spiritually, academically, physically, emotionally, and socially, all for the glory of God.
Colossians 1:16, 17

The educational program at Heritage Christian School is designed to benefit each student, with the balancing of a challenging academic curriculum and excellent athletics, recreational activities, computer and media opportunities, and creative expression in the fine arts. Our program aims to prepare and inspire students to do God’s will for generations to come.
Deuteronomy 6:2-7

Heritage Christian School is committed to providing a school where God’s Word is purposely integrated in every area of our school. We are dedicated to establishing an environment that provides mutual respect, nurture, discipline, and above all things love.
Matthew 6:33, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

The staff and teachers at Heritage Christian School are qualified and dedicated Christians who are committed to developing students to think critically, be creative, reason, defend their Christian faith, communicate effectively, and nurture a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
2 Timothy 2:15, Isaiah 34:16

Heritage Christian School is passionate about partnering with families in prayer, serving others, and in the building of Christian relationships.
Philippians 1:3-11

Statement of Faith


There is One infinite, eternal, and unchangeable God who exists in Three Persons: The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. John 1:1-18, 4:24, 14:11-12

The Bible is the written word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, inerrant, and authoritative in all matters of faith and practice. Hebrews 4:12, 2 Timothy 3:4-16, Peter 1:20-21, Isaiah 40:8

Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who through His perfect life and sacrificial death atoned for the sins of all who trust in Him for salvation. We believe in His deity, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His bodily resurrection on the third day, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His return to earth to raise the dead, judge the world, and establish His glorious kingdom. Luke 1:26-28, 23:44-49, 24:8, John 1:1-4,14, 3:16, I Corinthians 15:3-8, Acts 1:10-11, Revelation 22:7, 21:1-4

Regeneration and indwelling by the Holy Spirit occurs in all true believers. The Holy Spirit provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truths, and guides the Christian on a daily basis. Romans 8:26-27, Galatians 5:16-25

We are saved by Grace through faith in Jesus Christ, as He is offered to us in the gospel. John 3:16, Ephesians 1:7

We believe that mankind consists of two genders, male and female that were created by God. These two genders compliment and reflect the image of God. Genesis 1:26-27, Matthew 19:4

In the spiritual unity of believers in Jesus Christ: Romans 8:9, 1 Corinthians 12:12-13, Galatians 3:26-28

God is gracious and faithful to His people not simply as individuals but as families in successive generations. Deuteronomy 6:1-9, Joshua 24:15

Water baptism and the regular taking of communion are commanded in Scripture. While not essential for salvation, they are a sign of evangelical obedience in the life of the believer and therefore should be practiced. Acts 2:38, Romans 6:1-7, Galatians 3:26-27

At the final judgement, Christ shall judge the entire world, and the saved will spend eternity with the Lord and the lost will receive eternal condemnation. Revelation 20:11-15, 22:3-5

We believe that God ordained marriage to be unity between one man and one woman in a single and exclusive union. We believe that sexual intimacy is to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other and that God commands that there be no sexual intimacy outside of or apart from marriage between a man and a woman. Genesis 2:18-25, 1 Corinthians 6:18, Hebrews 13:4


What grades are offered?
We offer grades Preschool through grade 12. 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?
Our class size average is 14 students per class with a maximum class size of 22.
What are your school hours?
Our school hours are: K-6th 8:30am-3:00pm & 7th-12th 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 & after school daycare and 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?
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 11th 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.

Ask the Principal

HCS Elementary & Preschool Campus

22081 Hidalgo Mission Viejo, CA 92691

(949) 598-9166

(949) 598-9166 ext. 115 (Preschool)
(949) 598-1892 (FAX)

HCS Jr. & High School Campus

23302 El Toro Road Lake Forest, CA 92630

(949) 446-8133

(949) 598-1892 (FAX)