Welcome to Heritage Christian Academy!

We are a unique model of schooling that seeks to enhance and support your homeschooling journey by providing a part-time classroom experience with teachers trained in the Charlotte Mason method.

We believe that there is no such things as a secular education; all wisdom and knowledge originates with God.  Our desire, like Miss Mason, is to instill an intimate knowledge of the Savior in the hearts of our students, and to cultivate lives marked by the power of the Holy Spirit and a love for the Truth found only in Jesus Christ.

Curriculum

Our desire is to build an atmosphere, a discipline and a life of education in the Feast of subjects that we present to our students. Our curriculum is uniquely crafted for our school, using "living books" in lieu of traditional textbooks.  There are no worksheets or fill-in-the-blanks to keep the students busy, and we do not assign homework.  Rather, students will be interacting with books written by authors who have a passion for their respective subjects, and they are typically in narrative or story form.  The students then practice the art of narration, both written and oral, to build the "science of relations".

 

 

 

 

Schedule

Our classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from September through June and our year is comprised of three 12-week terms, with breaks throughout.  We also meet one Wednesday per month for an extended nature walk at a nearby Nature Preserve and all students participate in at least one off-campus Field Trip per term.

Cottage School (ages 3-5)

Families who follow the Charlotte Mason method of education do not begin formal schooling until the age of 6, but there is a feast of activities that we offer to the younger siblings of current students.  This is a gentle precursor to formal academics and is comprised of an abundance of nature study and exploration, art, music, and read alouds.  

 

 

Forms 1-6 (grades 1-12)

Parents are invited to drop their children off each morning and pick them up at the end of the day.  Our Morning Collective begins at 9am and our afternoon occupations conclude at 3pm.  

 

 

 

 

 

Parent Involvement

Homeschooling is, at it's a core, an interactive endeavor, where parents are aware of their children's strengths, gaps, needs, and gifts.  At Heritage, that parent-child relationship is a hallmark of our educational offerings.  The primary educating parent will be expected to:

  • participate in our Charlotte Mason Reading Group,

  • observe in the classroom in order to observe the implementation of the Charlotte Mason method first hand.  In order for your children to obtain the greatest academic benefit, the Mason method needs to be continued at home, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, so that there is fluidity in both materials and in execution, contributing to the overall atmosphere of your homeschool.

  • Assist in field trip planning and outings, participate in school fundraisers, and attend all necessary parent trainings and meetings.

 

Do you have specific questions? 

Please check out our FAQ page,

or contact us via email or at 574.300.7438

 

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Heritage Christian Academy

(located on the campus

of Bethel University)

1001 Bethel Circle

Mishawaka, IN 46545

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