Heritage Christian Academy

History

Unless the Lord Builds the House

The Psalmist confesses, “Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain” (Ps. 127:1). Indeed, it is the Lord who has built and continues to build Heritage Christian Academy for His glory. And we affirm with confidence the Psalmist’s declaration: “For He will not forsake His people; He will not abandon his heritage” (Psalm 94:14). The following timeline highlights God’s blessing in the life of the academy.

Berean Christian School Founded

Berean Church School Early Years

Berean Bible Church founded Berean Christian School for the purpose of equipping students to pass on a heritage of faith in Christ by impressing God’s word upon their lives.

1974

Westminster Christian Academy Founded

Redeemer Westminster

Redeemer Presbyterian Church founded Westminster Christian Academy for essentially the same purpose: to equip students to serve Christ.

1996

Merger Exploration Begins

First church school building

Leaders from Berean Christian School and Westminster Christian Academy begin to explore possibility of merging the two schools.

2009

HCA is Born

HCA first day of school

The merger of Berean Christian School and Westminster Christian Academy comes to fruition. Heritage Christian Academy opens with 460 students in K–12.

2010

First Senior Class Graduates

HCA first graduating class 2011

HCA graduates 13 students in its first graduating class.

2011

ACSI Accreditation Obtained

ACSI accreditation certificate

HCA attains accreditation through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and becomes a full member of KSHSAA.

2012

Student Outcomes Defined

Elementary boy holding rope

As part of the school’s ACSI accreditation process, we developed an extensive set of well-defined student outcomes to help guide and evaluate every aspect of the school relative to its mission.

2012

AdvancED Accreditation Obtained, Preschool Opens

HCA preschool ribbon-cutting

HCA attains AdvancED K–12 accreditation and establishes a full-service preschool. The school is now able to offer a complete PK–12 Christian educational program.

2013

Varsity Volleyball Team Wins Back-to-Back State Championships

Volleyball Team Raising Trophy in Triumph

HCA’s varsity volleyball team, under the leadership of Coach Tom Slaughter, wins back-to-back Kansas State 2A Championships in 2016 and 2017.

2016–2017

Upper School Expands Facilities, Forms Middle School

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In August 2018, HCA opened a new addition to their west campus to accommodate enrollment growth, the addition of the sixth grade to form a true middle school, and to upgrade our programming. The expansion and upgrades included a new Black Box facility, MakerSpace, STEM and science labs, classrooms and lockers, and a renovated auditorium and art room.

Fall 2018

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Read HCA’s statement of faith to learn more about the beliefs that form the basis of our identity, approach and priorities.

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