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About Us

Heritage Christian School is a non-denominational, evangelical Christian school for parents who are genuine believers in Jesus Christ. Heritage has an enrollment of approximately 225 students and is accredited in grades Kindergarten through twelve by the AdvanED and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), of which it has been an accredited member since 1994.

Our guiding vision is to raise up a generation "whose God is the Lord” by instilling in the hearts and minds of our students a passionate and holy fear of the Lord. This being the case, we aim to provide thorough biblical instruction that relates to the whole of life in a learning environment that it is safe, secure, and conditioned by His word.

Heritage Christian School recognizes that the Lord’s command to love Him with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength is not limited to religious instruction. In fulfilling Christ’s command, we teach children to think biblically when studying math, science, English, art, music, history, or when exercising their bodies. Clear, consistent enforcement of school policies, parental involvement, and clean, modern facilities contribute to making the school a place where students feel loved and accepted and which gives glory to God.

Why Christian Education

Scripture makes it clear that parents, not the church or the state, are responsible for the instruction of their children and that it is to be God-centered. Parents are to bring their children up in the nurture and the admonition of the Lord…to teach them when they sit, when they walk along the road, and when they lie down and get up.

The godly instruction of our children is a God-given mandate for parents that cannot be delegated to people without faith in Jesus Christ or an understanding of His word. It is a continuous and ongoing responsibility—not just through the fourth grade or the sixth grade. Parents are to train up a child in the way he should go—until he is trained—and when he is old he will not to depart from it.

Christian education is true. Jesus Christ is the way and the truth and the life. Any educational pursuit without Christ as its source of truth is less than true. The full truth of any subject—whether art, music, science, history, or economics—cannot be taught if God is ignored, denied, or marginalized as having only personal or private relevance. 

The stakes are high in the battle for our children’s hearts and minds. Studies continue to show that Christian young people are abandoning their faith at an alarming rate. Today’s Christian youth often hold a wrong view of Christianity, fail to make a true connection in their faith, and are unable to think critically about Christianity.

Christian education which emphasizes a biblical worldview prepares young people who can reason and relate issues of life to the doctrinal foundation of the Christian faith. More than 60% of students enrolled in Christian worldview schools will continue to hold a biblical theistic perspective.

Heritage Christian School places pre-eminence on God’s word and the transforming gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ. In today’s age, where Christians are less theologically literate, less likely to share their faith, less dogmatic about moral absolutes, and less likely to identify Christianity’s contributions to western civilization, Christian education isn’t just an alternative, it is a necessity.


Faculty and Staff

  Name Title Contact
Rupert Alvarez Alvarez, Rupert Athletic Director/PE Teacher 406-587-9311 ext. 218
Joy Bennett Bennett, Joy 5th Grade Teacher 406-587-9311 ext. 215
Kyle Blackmore Blackmore, Kyle Technical Support
Joanna Borgogna Borgogna, Joanna Secondary Teacher
Joeseph Espinosa Espinosa, Joeseph Custodian 406-587-9311 ext. 227
Rick Gillis Gillis, Rick Secondary Teacher 406-587-9311 ext. 225
Gerry Goede Goede, Gerry Administrator/Secondary Teacher 406-587-9311 ext. 202
Ray Gossack Gossack, Ray Secondary Teacher 406-587-9311 ext. 223
Riley Grubb Grubb, Riley Pre K Teacher 406-587-9311 ext. 210
Karri Heupel Heupel, Karri Secondary Teacher 406-587-9311 ext. 225
Landa Heys Heys, Landa Spanish Lat Teacher 406-587-9311 ext. 209
Debbie Kaufmann Kaufmann, Debbie 3rd Grade Teacher 406-587-9311 ext. 213
Jesse Kemp Kemp, Jesse Secondary Teacher 406-587-9311 ext. 220
Beth Kerznar Kerznar, Beth Librarian 406-587-9311 ext. 217
Linda Kneeland Kneeland, Linda Secondary Teacher 406-587-9311
Nicole Kukulski Kukulski, Nicole 1st Grade Teacher 406-587-9311 ext. 211
Virginia Mlinek Mlinek, Virginia Art Teacher 406-587-9311 ext. 208
Tracy Montoya Montoya, Tracy Pre K Assistant/ Recess Monitor
Michelle Nuss Nuss, Michelle Financial Administrator 406-587-9311 ext. 204
Allie Rasmussen Rasmussen, Allie Secondary Teacher/Office Assistant 406-587-9311 ext. 201
John Rasmussen Rasmussen, John Teacher 406-587-9311 ext. 224
Margaret Robertus Robertus, Margaret Secondary Teacher 406-587-9311 ext. 221
Sara Shaw Shaw, Sara 4th Grade Teacher 406-587-9311 ext. 214
Michele Shea Shea, Michele Kindergarten Teacher 406-587-9311 ext. 210
Michele Stafford Stafford, Michele Food Services Manage 406-587-9311 ext. 231
Marc Stomprud Stomprud, Marc Assistant Administrator 406-587-9311 ext. 203
Tricia Stutterheim Stutterheim, Tricia 6th Grade Teacher 406-587-9311 ext. 216
Stephanie Swanson Swanson, Stephanie 2nd Grade Teacher 406-587-9311 ext. 212
Wayne Tofslie Tofslie, Wayne Secondary Teacher 406-587-9311 ext. 222
Sandy Walker Walker, Sandy Office Manager 406-587-9311 ext. 207
Kimberly Wielenga Wielenga, Kimberly Choir/Band Teacher 406-587-9311 ext. 226

Mission Statement

The mission of Heritage Christian School is to educate students by integrating academic excellence with a biblical worldview, helping Christian families to impact the world for Christ.

In educating students with a biblical worldview…
Heritage Christian School provides an education that is grounded in academic excellence and is thoroughly and distinctively Christian, challenging each student to grow in Christ-likeness in all areas of their life. It is our goal through teaching and training to prepare students to function as individuals who can reason and relate all issues of life to the doctrinal foundation of the Christian faith.

To impact the world for Christ…
As a school in partnership with the home, Heritage Christian School strives to equip its students with the tools to develop a Christian world and life view that they may mature spiritually, mentally, socially, and physically in accordance with God's design and impact their sphere of influence for Christ.

Statement of Faith

The following fundamental Christian tenets contain the doctrines to which Heritage Christian School unreservedly adheres and from which it teaches.

  • There is one God, who is infinitely perfect, existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • Jesus Christ is true God and true Man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust, as a substitutionary sacrifice. All who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood. He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures. He is now at the right hand of Majesty on High as our Great Preist.
  • The Holy Spirit is a divine Person, sent to indwell, guide, teach, and empower the believer, and convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. The Old and New Testaments, inerrant and infallible as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men.  The Bible constitutes the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice.
  • Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God; he fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death.  All men are born with a sinful nature, are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men; and those who repent and believe in Him, accepting Him as personal Lord and Savior, are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life, and become children of God.
  • The Church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church, which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations. The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the Gospel, and observances of the ordinances of baptism and the Lord's Supper.
  • There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto life; for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment.
  • The second coming of the Lord is imminent and will be personal and visible.  This is the believer's blessed hope and is a vital truth, which is an incentive to holy living and faithful service.

Welcome to Heritage Christian

Mini Calendar

February 2020
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Boys V Basketball @ Helena Home School
February 1, 2020 |10:00 AM - 11:00 AM -

Boys V 10:00am

Bedrock Church Worship Service
February 2, 2020 |08:00 AM - 12:30 PM -
Theater Rehearsals
February 3, 2020 |03:45 PM - 05:30 PM -
5/6 7/8 Boys Basketball vs. Petra
February 3, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

5/6-4:00 7/8-5:00

Rhetoric Classes to MSU
February 4, 2020 |08:00 AM - 11:30 AM -

11th and 12 grade

Theater Rehearsals
February 4, 2020 |03:45 PM - 05:30 PM -
Loaded Nachos
February 5, 2020
Geography Bee
February 5, 2020 |02:30 AM - 03:30 AM -

Students in Grades 4th - 8th. Families Welcome

Geography Bee
February 5, 2020 |02:30 PM - 03:15 PM -

Will be held in the Gym.

Worship Team Rehearsal
February 6, 2020 |03:35 PM - 04:15 PM -

On Stage

Theater Rehearsals
February 6, 2020 |03:45 PM - 05:30 PM -
Boys JV/V Girls V vs. Petra
February 6, 2020 |04:30 PM - 09:00 PM -

Boys JV-4:30 Girls V - 6:00 Boys V - 7:30

Secondary Chapel
February 7, 2020 |08:05 AM - 09:00 AM -
Bedrock Church Worship Service
February 9, 2020 |08:00 AM - 12:30 PM -
Sub Sandwiches
February 10, 2020
Boys JV/V Girls V Basketball vs GVHS
February 10, 2020 |04:30 PM - 09:00 PM -

Boys JV 4:30 Girls V 6:00 Boys V 7:30

Taco Salad
February 11, 2020
PTF Meeting
February 11, 2020 |02:00 PM - 03:00 PM -
Theater Rehearsals
February 11, 2020 |03:45 PM - 05:30 PM -
5/6 7/8 Boys Basketball @ Monforton
February 11, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

5/6-4:00 7/8-5:00

February 12, 2020
5th Grade Wax Museum
February 12, 2020

5th Grade Wax Museum will be on display on the HCS Stage from 10:45am- 12:45pm. Parents and families are welcome to view exhibits.

Science Fair
February 12, 2020 |08:00 AM - 12:00 PM -
Wax Museum
February 12, 2020 |10:45 AM - 12:45 PM -

On Stage area

All School Chapel
February 13, 2020 |08:00 AM - 09:30 AM -
Worship Team Rehearsal
February 13, 2020 |03:35 PM - 04:15 PM -

On Stage

Theater Rehearsals
February 13, 2020 |03:45 PM - 05:30 PM -
5/6 7/8 Boys Basketball vs. GVHS
February 13, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

5/6-4:00 7/8-5:00

Mission Trip Meeting
February 14, 2020 |05:30 PM - 10:30 PM -
Mission Trip Meeting
February 15, 2020 |08:00 AM - 12:00 PM -
Bedrock Church Worship Service
February 16, 2020 |08:00 AM - 12:30 PM -
No school
February 17, 2020
Chicken Tacos
February 18, 2020
Theater Rehearsals
February 18, 2020 |03:45 PM - 05:30 PM -
5/6 7/8 Boys Basketball@Manhattan Christian
February 18, 2020 |05:00 PM - 07:00 PM -

5/6-5:00 7/8-6:00

School Board Meeting
February 18, 2020 |06:00 PM - 08:00 PM -

Members of the school public are invited to the 6:00-6:45pm portion of the meeting and will be able to address briefly issues not on the agenda.

Meatball Subs
February 19, 2020
Pep Rally
February 19, 2020 |02:10 PM - 02:40 PM -
No school
February 20, 2020
Bozeman PD Facility Rental
February 20, 2020 |08:00 AM - 05:00 PM -

406-451-5297 Officer James Lusby406-439-2411 Officer Jeff Douglas

No school
February 21, 2020
5th-6th basketball team dinner
February 21, 2020 |05:30 PM - 07:30 PM -
Bedrock Church Worship Service
February 23, 2020 |08:00 AM - 12:30 PM -
Facility Rental Tarabochia
February 23, 2020 |01:00 PM - 03:30 PM -
7th / 8th Basketball Tournament
February 24, 2020

Time to be determined

Theater Rehearsals
February 24, 2020 |03:45 PM - 05:30 PM -
Chili Macaroni
February 25, 2020
Theater Rehearsals
February 25, 2020 |03:45 PM - 05:30 PM -
February 26, 2020
French Toast
February 27, 2020
Worship Team Rehearsal
February 27, 2020 |03:35 PM - 04:15 PM -

On Stage

Theater Rehearsals
February 27, 2020 |03:45 PM - 05:30 PM -
Secondary Chapel
February 28, 2020 |08:05 AM - 09:00 AM -
6th Grade Field Trip to MOR
February 28, 2020 |01:45 PM - 03:30 PM -
Facility Rental - Fellowship Baptist
February 29, 2020 |12:30 PM - 05:30 PM -

Using gym for Basketball outreach. Michele Shea

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