Christian Heritage School
Christian Heritage School exists to assist parents in fulfilling their God-given responsibility to teach their children that, “In [Christ] are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Col. 2:3) and to provide its students with an education of spiritual and academic excellence with which to serve God. Christian Heritage’s upper school curriculum offers a balance of liberal arts course offerings based on the core biblical principles of truth, excellence, and virtue. Recognizing each student’s unique gifts and interests, CHS endeavors to prepare students for the higher education arena, and, ultimately, to serve God through their professions. The major goals of the upper school curriculum are three-fold:
- To sufficiently prepare students for academic success at the college level through a teaching and learning environment commensurate with a college-preparatory school
- To facilitate exploration, enrichment, and leadership through co-curricular programs
- To challenge students to take ownership of their faith in and walk with the Lord, understanding their calling in God’s plan
The CHS community holds scholarly pursuit and personal ethics in highest regard, as reflected in God’s word, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord” (Col. 3:23). To this end, we seek to instill a sense of personal integrity in all areas of life by fostering moral and ethical values in a climate of mutual respect. Students are expected to act with integrity as they assume responsibility for their education by submitting work that is truly and wholly their own. In doing so, students learn from their mistakes and have the opportunity to grow and master their subjects of study. Furthermore, students gain self-confidence and independence as they enter college, and ultimately, their vocational calling.
At Christian Heritage School, the athletic experience is a major part of our student life and enhances the lessons of the classroom. Over 70% of our students participate on at least one of our teams. Our coaches, which include teachers, local pastors, and parents, are committed to making a positive impact in the lives of our student-athletes while helping them define success from a biblical perspective.
We seek to maximize the potential of our student athletes while competing against our opponents, some of the top private schools in New England.
Through our highly-competitive varsity sports programs, Christian Heritage teams have won many league and conference titles. Our athletes have also been selected to many All-Tournament, All-League, All-State, All-New England and All-American teams. Check out our listing on Athletic Awards won by our teams and players. As a result of these accolades, many of our student-athletes have been recruited by and played for some of the best Division I, II, III and NAIA colleges and universities in the country.
We are not a boarding school. Therefore our international students either reside with nationals from their own country or with host families from our school community. In general, students gain proficiency in English more quickly when they are able to reside with an American family. We do not view this arrangement as a boarder/renter situation. The international student is expected to become a part of the host family. The host parents are in the place of the natural parents and have the authority of the natural parents.
In addition to being a fine academic institution, Christian Heritage School has a strong, developed art and music program. Committed to excellence, the entire staff of the Visual and Performing Arts Department is dedicated to providing students with the opportunity to nurture and enhance their own creative gifts to glorify God. Students are encouraged, both collectively and individually, to strengthen their talents and create fine works of art and performances.
- Estimated Start DateLate August
- Estimated End DateMid June
- Number of Students440
- International Students43 Internationals from 8 countries
- Teacher/Student Ratio10:1
- Average Class Size17
- Teachers with Advanced Degrees54
- ESL ProgramsYes
- AP Classes11
- Tests AcceptedTOEFL, TOEFL JR, ITEP Slate
- School UniformCasual Dress Code
- Year Established1977
- Campus SizeNot published
- Foreign Languages OfferedSpanish and Mandarin
- AP CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus A/B, AP Calculus B/C, AP Chemistry, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Lit & Comp, AP Physics, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP United States History, AP US Government & Politics
- ActivitiesCulinary Arts, Drama Club, Ecology Club, Europe Travel Club, Foreign Language and Culture Club, International Summer Service Trips, Lego Robotics, Math League, MathCounts, National Honor Society, Spring Musical, Student Arts Council
- Sports OfferedBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball
- SAT Average1810
- University Acceptance Rate98%