Our theme at Heritage Christian Schools this school year is ‘GROWING IN WISDOM’. As a private Christian school celebrating 50 years of educating students in the community, our objective is not merely to impart knowledge in the classroom; it is to help students grow in wisdom. As the 2017-2018 school year continues, our focus will be to help students understand the difference between knowledge and wisdom:
Wisdom is the art of skillful living.
Over the years many Junior High students have taken Home Ec. The reason why this elective class is so popular is because students get to do a lot of cooking! As students learn basic food information, examine different recipes and find their way around a kitchen, they fulfill the ‘knowledge’ component of the class. But when students step into the kitchen, follow what a recipe says and start practicing what they have been learning, they fulfill the ‘wisdom’ component of the class.
The Bible, God’s Word, has a lot to say about living wisely. So much so that Heritage Academy and Junior High students will be given a different Bible verse from the book of Proverbs each school day to better understand the value and importance of living wisely (opposed to living foolishly). Our theme verse for this school year is Matthew 7:24, which says, “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” Notice what Jesus declared. He starts off by saying, “Whoever hears these words of mine…’ This is knowledge! He then says, “…and puts them into practice...” This is wisdom! For those who hear God’s Word and then proceed to do what God’s Word says, Jesus says they are ‘like a wise man who built his house on the rock’.
The mission of Heritage Christian Schools is to educate the whole child – spiritually, academically, physically, and emotionally; equipping the child for life and its varied circumstances. Each child is recognized as an individual with individual needs and abilities. We rely on God and His teachings and strive for academic excellence. We look forward to this school year and all that God is going to do in the lives of students, staff, and HCS families!