Dr. Louis Paul Lehman (pastor, Church of the Mennonite Brethren, now known as Heritage Bible Church), had a vision and a desire for people to come to know Christ and grow in Him. As a result of this vision, Readyland Pre-school was opened in September 1967. By the end of the first year enrollment had reached 26 students. Readyland has existed to encourage each child to develop his/her own unique abilities, to foster the development of respect and responsibility in children and to provide a service to the community, in the name of Christ.
Heritage Academy was the natural outgrowth of Readyland Pre-school. Parents and church members believed that there was a need for an elementary school that encouraged the development of such skills as life-long learning and critical thinking, within the loving, caring, and well-disciplined atmosphere that Readyland had nurtured. In 1971 the first Kindergarten class opened.
In 1981, Heritage Academy took another momentous step with the addition of its junior high program. That year 7th graders were enrolled. Over the ensuing years, the Lord blessed that program as well as all aspects of Readyland / Heritage.
In 1992 Heritage Academy was granted accreditation by both the Association of Christian Schools International and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
In September of 1997, a decision was made to purchase a second school site, one block south of Heritage Bible Church. In the fall of 1998, the junior high was moved to this location, and Heritage Christian Schools (consisting of Readyland Pre-school, Heritage Academy - grades K - 6, and Heritage Junior High) was born.
Over the years Heritage Christian Schools has seen the creation and implementation of many programs and innovation designed to encourage students - spiritually, academically, physically and emotionally.