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Frequently Asked Questions

How big is the school?

We have 186 students and 39 faculty members and administrators. Long term, we plan to keep Heritage small to maintain the quality of education and the unique atmosphere.

What is your teacher-to-student ratio?

Our average student-to-teacher ratio is 12:1 in lower school and 15:1 in middle and upper school. Class sizes are small so that each student will receive individual attention and have abundant opportunities to participate and lead.

What are the distinctives of Heritage's approach to education?

Heritage was founded to provide a distinctly Christ-centered education, characterized by academic excellence and joyful discovery within a classical framework.

How involved are the parents?

Parents are expected to play an active role in their children’s education. This means that time at home should practically reinforce what is learned in school from academics to spiritual and character developments. Parents are also expected to give of their time volunteering as well as to support the school’s Annual Fund.

I want to know more about the school. What is next after reviewing this website?

Please contact our Admissions Office to attend one of our campus tours and observations. Seeing the school makes all the difference.

What is your discipline policy?

Heritage seeks to provide an environment in which Christian behavior is demonstrated and lived out in all aspects of the school day. Consistency and positive reinforcement are the primary means by which the faculty motivates good behavior. In cases of misconduct, the least serious infractions are handled by the classroom teacher; however, a student’s persistence in demonstrating unacceptable behavior will elevate discipline to an administrative level.

What are the school hours?

• Enrichment I and II is 8-noon
• Class 1-8 is 8-2:30

Is lunch provided?

Students have the opportunity to purchase lunch through our local partnerships with Chick-fil-A, Little Rey, and Jimmy John’s. Additionally, students are welcome to bring lunch to school.

Does Heritage have a school library?

Yes. Heritage has its own library and librarian and has over 5000 volumes of quality literature and media resources.

How can I find out about carpools?

We encourage parents to form carpools with other Heritage families in their area. Families drive to Heritage from all over the extended metro Atlanta area. There is a good chance that there are other Heritage families in your area. We will be glad to assist you in identifying these individuals.

What church sponsors Heritage?

Heritage is not affiliated with any church or denomination.

What do I need to know about school uniforms?

Students must be clean, well-groomed, and conservatively dressed in uniform on campus and at all school functions. Students must also have conservative hair styles. We have established our policy on uniforms to encourage a tasteful and modest lifestyle.

What is "Enrichment"?

The Heritage Enrichment program is designed for children ages 4-6. We believe that our Enrichment students are better prepared to enter the Lower School (Classes 1-5) than students who have not been a part of our Enrichment program.

What is the average amount of time that students will spend on homework?

Generally, homework assignments will be made Monday through Thursday for Classes 3-4; Monday through Friday for Classes 5-9. Nightly homework is not assigned for Enrichment-Class 2 students.

Approximate times to be spent on homework per day for the average student are the following:

• Class 3: 30 minutes
• Class 4: 40 minutes
• Class 5: 50 minutes
• Classes 6-9: Between 60-90 minutes

This time is the average for the class; actual time may vary according to the pace at which the student works. These time allotments for homework do not include corrections, unfinished work from class, or daily outside reading from the required reading list. We ask that students read, or be read to, for 30 minutes a night.

Why do Enrichment students have shorter days?

We believe that early childhood training begins at home. While we work diligently to develop a child’s reading and writing skills, helping a child lead themselves, learning self-control and obedience establishes a foundation upon which future academic skills are built. We believe this is a very unique philosophy among Christian schools.

Admissions FAQ

Is there an age requirement for Enrichment classes?

Students must be 4 by September 1 for Enrichment 1 (PreK) & 5 by September 1 for Enrichment II (Kindergarten).

What can I do to prepare my child for the on-site assessment?

The best way to prepare your child is to have them be themselves. This is our opportunity to get to know your child and what makes he or she special.

Are all forms and standardized testing due by 02/01/2021?

The preliminary application (Shared Applicant Form, Parent Questionnaire, and Application fee) is due by 02/01/2021. All supplemental forms are due by 02/12/2021. Please contact Admissions if you need an extension.

Upcoming Events

  1. Campus Tour – 10/26/20

    October 26 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
  2. Campus Tour – 10/28/20

    October 28 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
  3. Campus Tour – 10/29/20

    October 29 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

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