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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
Christine Bachmeier Bachmeier, Christine Kindergarten Teacher
Kyle Blackmore Blackmore, Kyle Technical Support
Joseph Espinosa Espinosa, Joseph Custodian 406-587-9311 ext. 227
Joseph Espinosa Espinosa, Joseph Maintenance 406-587-9311 ext. 227
Rick Gillis Gillis, Rick Secondary Teacher 406-587-9311
Gerry Goede Goede, Gerry Administrator/Secondary Teacher 406-587-9311 ext. 202
Ray Gossack Gossack, Ray Secondary Teacher 406-587-9311 ext. 223
Karri Heupel Heupel, Karri Secondary Teacher, Volleyball Coach 406-587-9311
Landa Heys Heys, Landa Spanish Lat Teacher 406-587-9311
Debbie Kaufmann Kaufmann, Debbie Substitute 406-587-9311 ext. 213
Morningstar Kaysie Kaysie, Morningstar Pre-Kindergarten and Elementary Aide 406-587-9311 ext. 210
Jesse Kemp Kemp, Jesse Secondary Teacher/Secondary Dean 406-587-9311
Beth Kerznar Kerznar, Beth Librarian 406-587-9311
Linda Kneeland Kneeland, Linda Secondary Teacher 406-587-9311
Virginia Mlinek Mlinek, Virginia Art Teacher 406-587-9311 ext. 208
Tracy Montoya Montoya, Tracy Substitute
Kaysie Morningstar Morningstar, Kaysie Pre Kinder Aide
Michelle Nuss Nuss, Michelle Financial Administrator 406-587-9311 ext. 204
Dustin Ortman Ortman, Dustin 5th Grade Teacher
Allie Rasmussen Rasmussen, Allie Secondary Teacher/Office Assistant 406-587-9311 ext. 201
John Rasmussen Rasmussen, John Teacher 406-587-9311 ext. 224
Nancie Schaumloeffel Schaumloeffel, Nancie 3rd Grade Teacher
Sara Shaw Shaw, Sara 1st Grade Teacher 406-587-9311 ext. 213
Michele Stafford Stafford, Michele Food Services Manager 406-587-9311
Tricia Stutterheim Stutterheim, Tricia 6th Grade Teacher 406-587-9311 ext. 216
Stephanie Swanson Swanson, Stephanie 2nd Grade Teacher/Elementary Dean 406-587-9311 ext. 212
Mark Terwilliger Terwilliger, Mark CEO platforMTwo, Inc. and Board President 406-599-4510
Wayne Tofslie Tofslie, Wayne Secondary Teacher 406-587-9311 ext. 222
Lori Van Eps Van Eps, Lori Pre Kindergarten Teacher 406-587-9311
Sandy Walker Walker, Sandy Office Manager 406-587-9311 ext. 207
Trevor Webb Webb, Trevor 4th Grade Teacher
Dan Wielenga Wielenga, Dan Secondary Teacher 406-586-3585
Kimberly Wielenga Wielenga, Kimberly Choir/Band Teacher 406-587-9311

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 truths are held in common agreement at Heritage Christian School:

  • There is one God, who is infinitely perfect, existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Isaiah 43:10, 44:8; John 1:1-3, 3:16; II Corinthians 13:14)
  • 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 ground 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 Priest. (Matthew 1:18, 23; Isaiah 53:5; Titus 2:14; Hebrews 7:25; Romans 3:24-25; Matthew 28:6; John 20:9; Hebrews 4:14)
  • 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. (John 14:16-17; Acts 1:5,8; Galatians 5:16, 25)
  • 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. (II Timothy 3:16, 17; II Peter 1:19-21; John 5:39; Matthew 24:35; Psalm 119:89)
  • 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. (Genesis 1:27; Romans 3:23; Psalm 51:5; Romans 5:12, 15-19)
  • 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. (Romans 5:1-2, 6:23, 8:1; John 6:47; Ephesians 2:13; John 3:16)
  • 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 observance of the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper. (Romans 6:4, 12:5; Acts 2:47; I Corinthians 11:26, 28,12:12-27; Matthew 28:19-20; Psalm 111:1; Hebrews 10:24-25; Acts 2:41)
  • There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto life; for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment. (Revelation 7:15-17; I Corinthians 2:9; Matthew 13:41-42, 25:41; Revelation 20:10,15)
  • The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ 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. (I Thessalonians 4:16-17; Titus 2:12-13; Hebrews 9:28)

2020-21 HCS Academic Calendar

2020-21 Academic Calendar

Welcome to Heritage Christian

Mini Calendar

January 2021
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Taekwondo Facility Rental
January 2, 2021 |10:00 AM - 11:00 AM -
5th-8th Boys Bball Practice
January 4, 2021 |03:30 PM - 05:00 PM -
HS Girls Bball Practice
January 4, 2021 |05:00 PM - 06:30 PM -
Taekwondo Facility Rental
January 4, 2021 |05:30 PM - 06:30 PM -
HS Boys basketball practice
January 4, 2021 |06:30 PM - 08:00 PM -
Facility Rental - GO Hoops
January 4, 2021 |08:00 PM - 09:15 PM -
Loaded Nachos
January 5, 2021
5th-8th Boys Bball Practice
January 5, 2021 |03:30 PM - 05:00 PM -
Taekwondo Facility Rental
January 5, 2021 |04:00 PM - 05:00 PM -
Girls/Boys Varsity BBall Games vs Helena Christian
January 5, 2021 |05:30 PM - 08:30 PM -

Girls: 5:00 pm Boys: 7:00 pm

Facility Rental - GO Hoops
January 5, 2021 |08:00 PM - 09:15 PM -
Chili
January 6, 2021
HS Girls Bball Practice
January 6, 2021 |03:30 PM - 05:00 PM -
Big Sky Volleyball Rental
January 6, 2021 |05:00 PM - 07:00 PM -
Taekwondo Facility Rental
January 6, 2021 |05:30 PM - 06:30 PM -
Pancakes
January 7, 2021
5th-8th Boys Bball Practice
January 7, 2021 |03:30 PM - 05:00 PM -
HS Girls Bball Practice
January 7, 2021 |05:00 PM - 06:30 PM -
HS Boys basketball practice
January 7, 2021 |06:30 PM - 08:00 PM -
Facility Rental - GO Hoops
January 7, 2021 |08:00 PM - 09:15 PM -
Secondary Chapel
January 8, 2021 |08:05 AM - 08:45 AM -
Elementary Chapel
January 8, 2021 |08:50 AM - 10:20 AM -

K-2 8:50-9:20 3rd - 6th 9:30-10:15

5th-8th Boys Bball Practice
January 8, 2021 |03:30 PM - 05:00 PM -
Girls/Boys Varsity BBall Games @Foothills
January 8, 2021 |06:00 PM - 09:00 PM -

Girls: 6:00 pm Boys: 7:30 pm

Facility Rental Basketball Church of God
January 8, 2021 |07:00 PM - 08:15 PM -

Betty Claire Swanson

Taekwondo Facility Rental
January 9, 2021 |10:00 AM - 11:00 AM -
Girls/Boys Varsity BBall Games @GFHS
January 9, 2021 |10:00 AM - 01:00 PM -

Girls: 10:00 am Boys: 11:30 am

Bedrock Church Worship Services
January 10, 2021 |08:00 AM - 12:30 PM -
5th-8th Boys Bball Practice
January 11, 2021 |03:30 PM - 05:00 PM -
HS Girls Bball Practice
January 11, 2021 |05:00 PM - 06:30 PM -
Taekwondo Facility Rental
January 11, 2021 |05:30 PM - 06:30 PM -
HS Boys basketball practice
January 11, 2021 |06:30 PM - 08:00 PM -
Facility Rental - GO Hoops
January 11, 2021 |08:00 PM - 09:15 PM -
5th-8th Boys Bball Practice
January 12, 2021 |03:30 PM - 04:30 PM -
Taekwondo Facility Rental
January 12, 2021 |04:00 PM - 05:00 PM -
Girls/Boys Varsity BBall Games vs Helena Fire
January 12, 2021 |05:00 PM - 08:00 PM -

Girls: 5:00 pm Boys: 7:00 pm

Facility Rental - GO Hoops
January 12, 2021 |08:00 PM - 09:15 PM -
Taco Salad
January 13, 2021
HS Boys Basketball Open Gym
January 13, 2021 |06:30 AM - 07:30 AM -
HS Girls Bball Practice
January 13, 2021 |03:30 PM - 05:00 PM -
Taekwondo Facility Rental
January 13, 2021 |05:30 PM - 06:30 PM -
Big Sky Volleyball Rental
January 13, 2021 |06:30 PM - 08:30 PM -
Gladys Aylward Rehearsal
January 14, 2021 |03:45 PM - 05:30 PM -
5th-8th Boys Bball Vs MCS
January 14, 2021 |04:00 PM - 07:00 PM -
Boys Varsity Bball @ BCS
January 14, 2021 |04:30 PM - 05:30 PM -

Athletes leaving at 1:00pm

Girls Varsity BBall @ Mt. Ellis
January 14, 2021 |06:30 PM - 08:00 PM -
Facility Rental - GO Hoops
January 14, 2021 |07:00 PM - 08:15 PM -
Secondary Chapel
January 15, 2021 |08:05 AM - 08:45 AM -
Elementary Chapel
January 15, 2021 |08:50 AM - 10:20 AM -

K-2 8:50-9:20 3-6 9:30-10:15

5th-8th Boys Bball Practice
January 15, 2021 |03:30 PM - 05:00 PM -
HS Girls Bball Practice
January 15, 2021 |05:00 PM - 06:30 PM -
HS Boys basketball practice
January 15, 2021 |06:30 PM - 08:00 PM -
Taekwondo Facility Rental
January 16, 2021 |10:00 AM - 11:00 AM -
Bedrock Church Worship Services
January 17, 2021 |08:00 AM - 12:30 PM -
No school
January 18, 2021
HS Boys basketball practice
January 18, 2021 |08:00 AM - 09:30 AM -
5th-8th Boys Bball Practice
January 18, 2021 |03:30 PM - 05:00 PM -
HS Girls Bball Practice
January 18, 2021 |05:00 PM - 06:30 PM -
Taekwondo Facility Rental
January 18, 2021 |05:30 PM - 06:30 PM -
Facility Rental - GO Hoops
January 18, 2021 |08:00 PM - 09:15 PM -
5th-8th Boys Bball Practice
January 19, 2021 |03:30 PM - 05:00 PM -
Gladys Aylward Rehearsal
January 19, 2021 |03:45 PM - 05:30 PM -
Taekwondo Facility Rental
January 19, 2021 |04:00 PM - 05:00 PM -
Girls/Boys Varsity BBall Games @ GVHS
January 19, 2021 |06:00 PM - 09:00 PM -

Girls: 6:00 pm Boys: 7:30 pm

Facility Rental - GO Hoops
January 19, 2021 |08:00 PM - 09:15 PM -
HS Girls Bball Practice
January 20, 2021 |03:30 PM - 05:00 PM -
Taekwondo Facility Rental
January 20, 2021 |05:30 PM - 06:30 PM -
Big Sky Volleyball Rental
January 20, 2021 |05:30 PM - 08:30 PM -

one court until 6:30 and then 2 courts. Taekwondo can drop curtain and use other side if desired.

School Board Meeting
January 20, 2021 |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.

French Toast
January 21, 2021
Secondary Chapel
January 21, 2021 |08:05 AM - 08:45 AM -
Elementary Chapel
January 21, 2021 |08:50 AM - 10:20 AM -

K-2 8:50-9:20 3rd - 6th 9:30-10:15

HS Girls Bball Practice
January 21, 2021 |03:30 PM - 05:00 PM -
Gladys Aylward Rehearsal
January 21, 2021 |03:45 PM - 05:30 PM -
5h-8th Boys Bball vs GVHS
January 21, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

5h&6th @ 4:00 pm 7th&8th @ 5:00 pm

HS Boys basketball practice
January 21, 2021 |05:00 PM - 06:30 PM -
Facility Rental - GO Hoops
January 21, 2021 |08:00 PM - 09:15 PM -
End of 2nd Quarter - Early Release
January 22, 2021

School dismissed at 12:30pm

Cheese Pizza
January 22, 2021
5th-8th Boys Bball Practice
January 22, 2021 |12:30 PM - 02:00 PM -
HS Boys Basketball Practice
January 22, 2021 |02:00 PM - 03:00 PM -
Girls BBall Games vs.YCHS
January 22, 2021 |05:30 PM - 07:00 PM -

Girls: 5:30 pm

Taekwondo Facility Rental
January 23, 2021 |10:00 AM - 11:00 AM -
Girls/Boys Varsity BBall Games vs. BCS
January 23, 2021 |10:00 AM - 01:00 PM -

Girls: 10:00 am Boys: 11:30 am

Bedrock Church Worship Services
January 24, 2021 |08:00 AM - 12:30 PM -
Meatball Subs
January 25, 2021
5th-8th Boys Bball Practice
January 25, 2021 |03:30 PM - 05:00 PM -
HS Girls Bball Practice
January 25, 2021 |05:00 PM - 06:30 PM -
Taekwondo Facility Rental
January 25, 2021 |05:30 PM - 06:30 PM -
HS Boys basketball practice
January 25, 2021 |06:30 PM - 08:00 PM -
Facility Rental - GO Hoops
January 25, 2021 |08:00 PM - 09:15 PM -
Pre K - 4th Jump Time PE Field Trip
January 26, 2021 |12:15 PM - 03:15 PM -

Grades Pre Kinder - 4th Download and sign Jump Time Link

5th-6th Boys Bball Practice
January 26, 2021 |03:30 PM - 05:00 PM -
Gladys Aylward Rehearsal
January 26, 2021 |03:45 PM - 05:30 PM -
Taekwondo Facility Rental
January 26, 2021 |04:00 PM - 05:00 PM -
7th-8th Boys Basketball @ Ennis
January 26, 2021 |05:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

7th/8th only

Girls/Boys Varsity BBall Games @ Petra
January 26, 2021 |06:30 PM - 09:30 PM -

Girls: 6:30 pm Boys: 8:00 pm

Facility Rental - GO Hoops
January 26, 2021 |08:00 PM - 09:15 PM -
Fish and Chips
January 27, 2021
HS Girls Bball Practice
January 27, 2021 |03:30 PM - 05:00 PM -
Big Sky Volleyball Rental
January 27, 2021 |05:00 PM - 08:30 PM -
Taekwondo Facility Rental
January 27, 2021 |05:30 PM - 06:30 PM -
School Spelling Bee
January 28, 2021 |02:00 PM - 03:00 PM -

4th - 8th Grade

5th-8th Boys Bball Practice
January 28, 2021 |03:30 PM - 05:00 PM -
Gladys Aylward Rehearsal
January 28, 2021 |03:45 PM - 05:30 PM -
HS Girls Bball Practice
January 28, 2021 |05:00 PM - 06:30 PM -
HS Boys basketball practice
January 28, 2021 |06:30 PM - 08:00 PM -
Facility Rental - GO Hoops
January 28, 2021 |08:00 PM - 09:15 PM -
All School Chapel
January 29, 2021 |08:05 AM - 08:45 AM -
5th-8th Boys Bball Practice
January 29, 2021 |03:30 PM - 05:00 PM -
Girls/Boys Varsity BBall Games vs.Foothills
January 29, 2021 |05:30 PM - 08:30 PM -

Girls: 5:30 pm Boys: 7:00 pm

Taekwondo Facility Rental
January 30, 2021 |10:00 AM - 11:00 AM -
Girls/Boys Varsity BBall Games vs.GFHS
January 30, 2021 |10:00 AM - 01:00 PM -

Girls: 10:00 am Boys:11:30 am

Bozeman Storm
January 30, 2021 |02:00 PM - 05:00 PM -

potential

Bedrock Church Worship Services
January 31, 2021 |08:00 AM - 12:30 PM -

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