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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 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 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 Secondary Administrator 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 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 Teacher 406-587-9311 ext. 220
Beth Kerznar Kerznar, Beth Librarian 406-587-9311 ext. 217
Linda Kneeland Kneeland, Linda Teacher 406-587-9311 ext. 219
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 Playground Aide
Michelle Nuss Nuss, Michelle Administrator 406-587-9311 ext. 204
Allie Rasmussen Rasmussen, Allie 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 Secondary Teacher 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

November 2019
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Secondary Chapel
November 1, 2019 |08:05 AM - 09:00 AM -
Elementary Chapel
November 1, 2019 |08:15 AM - 09:45 AM -

Kinder - 2nd/ 8:15-8:45 3rd - 6th / 9:00-9:45

5th-8th Girls BBall Practice
November 1, 2019 |03:30 PM - 05:00 PM -
Bedrock Church Worship Service
November 3, 2019 |08:00 AM - 12:30 PM -
Meatball Subs
November 4, 2019
5th-8th Girls BBall Practice
November 4, 2019 |03:30 PM - 05:00 PM -
Loaded Nachos
November 5, 2019
5th-8th Girls BBall @ Gateway
November 5, 2019 |04:00 PM - 05:00 PM -
Fall Sports Banquet
November 5, 2019 |06:00 PM - 08:00 PM -
Fall Sports Banquet
November 5, 2019 |06:00 PM - 08:00 PM -
French Toast
November 6, 2019
November 7, 2019
Secondary Chapel
November 7, 2019 |08:05 AM - 09:00 AM -
Elementary Chapel
November 7, 2019 |08:15 AM - 09:45 AM -

Kinder - 2nd/ 8:15-8:45 3rd - 6th / 9:00-9:45

Worship Team Rehearsal
November 7, 2019 |03:35 PM - 04:15 PM -

On Stage

Variety Night
November 7, 2019 |07:00 PM - 09:00 PM -

Variety Night!Please join us Thursday, November 7th at 7pm in the gym for Variety Night! This special evening features music by the 7-12th grade choir and band, the Heritage Chamber Singers, and va...

No School
November 8, 2019
Christmas Bazaar
November 8, 2019

Times to be determined

Christmas Bazaar
November 9, 2019

Times to be determined

Bedrock Church Worship Service
November 10, 2019 |08:00 AM - 12:30 PM -
5th & 6th Field Trip to MSU Fieldhouse
November 11, 2019 |10:30 AM - 01:30 PM -

Ms. Stutterheim and Mrs. Bennett

Winter Sports Meeting
November 11, 2019 |03:45 PM - 04:45 PM -

Basketball for 9-12th Grade boys and girls

5th-8th Girls @ Ophir
November 11, 2019 |04:00 PM - 05:30 PM -

Dismissal time is 2:30pm

November 12, 2019
PTF Meeting
November 12, 2019 |02:00 PM - 03:00 PM -
5th-8th Girls BBall practice
November 12, 2019 |03:30 PM - 05:00 PM -
Booster Meeting
November 12, 2019 |05:30 PM - 06:30 PM -
November 13, 2019
Theater Information meeting
November 13, 2019 |03:45 PM - 04:45 PM -

Mrs. Robertus' room

Saucy Pasta
November 14, 2019
November 14, 2019 |09:00 AM - 10:00 AM -

Retake day for school photos.

5th-8th Girls BBall practice
November 14, 2019 |03:30 PM - 05:00 PM -
Worship Team Rehearsal
November 14, 2019 |03:35 PM - 04:15 PM -

On Stage

Fundraising Meeting
November 15, 2019 |08:00 AM - 09:00 AM -
Secondary Chapel
November 15, 2019 |08:05 AM - 09:00 AM -
Elementary Chapel
November 15, 2019 |08:15 AM - 09:45 AM -

Kinder - 2nd/ 8:15-8:45 3rd - 6th / 9:00-9:45

5th-8th Girls BBall Practice
November 15, 2019 |03:30 PM - 05:00 PM -
Bedrock Church Worship Service
November 17, 2019 |08:00 AM - 12:30 PM -
Sub Sandwiches
November 18, 2019
5th - 8th Girls BBall Practice
November 18, 2019 |03:30 PM - 05:00 PM -
5th-8th Girls BBall vs Amsterdam
November 19, 2019 |04:00 PM - 05:00 PM -
School Board Meeting
November 19, 2019 |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.

Poinsettia Delivery Day
November 21, 2019 |09:00 AM - 02:30 PM -
5th-8th Girls BBall Practice
November 21, 2019 |03:30 PM - 05:00 PM -
Worship Team Rehearsal
November 21, 2019 |03:35 PM - 04:15 PM -

On Stage

All School Chapel
November 22, 2019 |08:00 AM - 09:30 AM -
Grandparents Day
November 22, 2019 |08:00 AM - 10:00 AM -

Grades Kinder-6thGrandparents are invited to all school chapel at 8:05am-8:45Coffee Reception 8:45-9:00amVisit grandchild's classroom at 9:00am

5th-8th Girls BBall Practice
November 22, 2019 |03:30 PM - 05:00 PM -
5th-8th Girls BBall Manhattan Ch. Tournament
November 23, 2019

7:30AM vs Twin 12:10PM vs Harrison 8:10PM vs Sheridan

Robotics Competition
November 23, 2019 |07:00 AM - 06:00 PM -
Bedrock Church Worship Service
November 24, 2019 |08:00 AM - 12:30 PM -
5th-8th Girls BBall Practice
November 25, 2019 |03:30 PM - 05:00 PM -
French Toast
November 26, 2019
2nd Grade Thanksgiving Play
November 26, 2019 |02:15 PM - 03:00 PM -

On the stage

No School
November 27, 2019
Boys Basketball Open Gym
November 27, 2019 |10:00 AM - 11:30 AM -

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