Mission Statement / Philosophy

HAHigh Moral Standards and Academic Excellence

Heritage Academy is a college preparatory school that inspires, challenges, and motivates its students as it prepares them for college and for life. 

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Heritage is an independent, college-preparatory, co-educational, non-denominational school for grades preK – 12 with an enrollment of approximately 500 students.


The 37 students in the Class of 2023 were awarded over $3,000,000 in scholarships.
The 29 students of the Class of 2022 were awarded over $2,000,000 in scholarships.

Heritage Academy graduates attend colleges and universities nationwide, including Ivy League schools, Military Academies, and other prestigious institutions of higher learning. Nearly all Heritage Academy students get into the first university of their choice.

All of our classes are college preparatory. In addition to our core courses, advanced courses, and electives, Heritage offers Advanced Placement and Dual Credit / Dual Enrollment courses. Heritage students taking advanced and dual credit courses are often eligible to receive college credit or waive required college courses. 

STEM Entrepreneurial Mindset (Grades 3-12)

Welcome to a whole new way to teach and learn at the secondary level. Pitsco Education STEM curriculum solutions have been developed to help ensure that students are succeeding every day. Students in more than 4,000 schools nationwide are benefiting from our unique systemic methodology. Through a combination of standards-based multimedia curriculum, hands-on activities, teacher training, and unique learning  environment, students have the opportunity to succeed in a classroom that’s unlike any other. 

The system has proven successful in thousands of schools across the country. Both anecdotal and scientific evidence show that our hands-on, project-based curriculum titles help students succeed in the STEM disciplines in measurable ways. Increased math and science scores, reduced absenteeism, and gender equity are just a few of the powerful ways our curricula can affect a school and its students. 


Heritage is well equipped for the information age, committed not only philosophically, but also technologically.  All of our classrooms are equipped with promethean boards, which allow both staff and students to display digital media in the classrooms. Other technology, such as laptops, video camera, document cameras, and AppleTVs, are integrated into the curriculum on a daily basis to support instruction.

Heritage 7-12th grade students are part of the 1:1 Chromebook Engage Program. With this outstanding program in place, our students have technology at the point of instruction and teachers seamlessly merge technology into the daily instructional process. Students are taught technology skills and Internet research skills starting at the elementary level that allow them to effectively use technology and research everything from current events to ancient civilizations. 

Technology continues to be integrated at all levels, from our pre-K classes up through high school. While the number of computer labs and the accessibility to technology equipment is important, we encourage parents to examine how this technology is being used in the classroom to fully understand how it impacts the learning process.

Director of Instructional TechnologyMo Holley
Systems Administrator - Paige Knox

Summary of Heritage Accomplishments

  • Heritage has been named an Apple Distinguished School. This is a significant external validation by the Apple Corporation of the high quality educational technology experiences available to our students.
  • Patriot sports teams has earned the MAIS AAA All-Sports Award for several years - a testimony to the dedication of our student athletes and coaches, as well as the wonderful support of families.
  • Math students have placed in the top ten overall in the state at the Mu Alpha Theta math competition for several years.
  • The STEM program continues to yield benefits for students at all grade levels as evidenced in another strong placing in the 6th grade Sea Perch Regional Competition as well as the State-wide high school Catapult Competition.
  • Our award winning elementary arts program has on average of 75% of entrants place in the top two in district competition. The cultivation of a servant heart is an important component of the Heritage Academy environment.