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Heritage Christian Academy is an independent, community, Christian school serving K5 -12th grade. Heritage Christian Academy also has an Early Education Program for ages 3-5. Established in 1974, originally as Shades Mountain Christian School, Heritage Christian Academy has a rich heritage in Christian education and a foundation in partnering with parents in a vital ministry: the spiritual, academic, and social development of children. HCA’s history spans 45 years of inter-denominational Christian education in a setting (average class size of 12) that emphasizes personal attention.  HCA has a devoted faculty whose lives reflect a personal relationship with Christ and who provide a nurturing environment for students to grow in their God given talents. 

The school's name "Heritage Christian Academy" is reflective of our rich heritage in Christian education and our commitment to Christ through excellence in the classroom and beyond.  HCA is accredited by AdvancEd (formerly Southern Association of Colleges and Schools). The school is located just off Exit 1 on Interstate 459, less than a mile from Bent Brook Golf Course. We encourage you to visit us and experience this special place for yourself! Schedule a tour today or get more information on our Admissions page.

Statement of Faith

  • We believe the Bible to be inspired by God, the only inerrant, infallible, and authoritative Word of God and the sole basis for faith and practice.

  • We believe there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, His personal return in power and glory.

  • We believe that salvation is the gift of God through faith in Jesus Christ, neither deserved nor earned but freely given to anyone who will turn from one's sin and call upon Jesus Christ to be his or her Savior.

  • We believe it is the responsibility of every Christian to share the good news of Jesus Christ to unbelievers through the power of the Holy Spirit.

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