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Heritage Christian Academy is an independent, community, Christian school serving Kindergarten -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 offers a unique spirit of family and community while featuring more than 40 years of Christian education with an inter-denominational school representing students and faculty from over 100 local churches and small average class sizes (12:1). We have a devoted faculty whose lives reflect a personal relationship with Christ and work tirelessly to 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.  We are fully accredited by AdvancEd (formerly Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) and a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). 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.


"Our family has had 5 children graduate from Heritage over the last 2 decades. The class sizes were perfect for more personal attention from teachers.

Students are taught in a safe environment and the quality of education, along with technology, has continued to advance. The teachers are very caring and teach academic subjects from a Christian Worldview.

Our children have excelled with honors and leadership at the college level as a result of their undergraduate foundation.

We are thankful to have had Heritage partner with us in training our children to live out their faith in a growing secular society."

- Michael

"Both of our children attended HCA. We loved our time there and the academics were on point!! Even though we are no longer here, HCA continues to support our children on their journey to adulthood!

So thankful we were able to be a part of this family!"

- Melodie

"From the first day at HCA we felt like we became members of a big family of believers that love our children just as we do.

What makes the experience at HCA so unique is in addition to receiving an excellent Academic education, they are also receiving spiritual education and life skills that will be extremely valuable for their future."

- Christy

"We love our Heritage Christian Academy school! Our son started when he was beginning kindergarten. The teachers are amazing and the leadership is full of integrity. They are all very good at communicating with parents so we always know what is going on. 

We are praying for you and your family to find this school family like we have. It will change your lives forever! God bless you all who are looking into Christian education. It is life changing."


"HCA is such a blessing to our family. We feel that a well rounded, Christian education is so important, now more than ever. With the world pulling at us from every angle, it is crucial to have a solid foundation early on.

Alden is in his fourth year at the school and he loves every minute of it. We are so thankful to be part of the HCA family."

- Lacy

"Our favorite thing about HCA is the teachers. The teachers that our girls have had while they were there have poured into their lives; they do so much more than just teach the subjects they are hired to teach! They really care about the students and get to know them.

This school has been a blessing to our family; we love that our girls have been in a Christian environment; they have developed wonderful friendships over the years. It’s so hard to believe that we are in our last semester with HCA! We know that our girls will carry all that they have learned there as they head out into the world!"

- Leanne

Academic Calendar

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