History

History

Heritage Christian School was founded in 1982 by a group of caring parents who felt strongly that the people of Gallatin Valley should have a Christian educational alternative for their children.  The school began its ministry on North Ida Street with Kindergarten through sixth grade.  In 1986, Heritage grew and purchased the initial building and three much-needed acres at its current location at 4310 Durston Road in Bozeman.

 

In 1990 seventh grade was added and eighth grade followed in 1991.  In 1994 the school purchased an additional ten acres adjacent to its existing facility to accommodate increasing enrollment.  Additional facilities were built soon thereafter.  A preschool was added in 1999 and expanded in 2002 with the opening of the Early Learning Center, an educational childcare program for which the original building was exclusively used.

 

Grade nine was added in 2003 with the construction of a gymnasium and more classrooms.  In 2004 grade ten was added and construction began on a 15,000 square-foot addition to house Heritage’s high school program, including classrooms, locker rooms, stage, computer lab, library, and commercial kitchen.  By 2006 Heritage housed a total of twenty classrooms on a 13½ acre campus.  God has continually grown His school through the active participation, support, and faith of our families.

 

Heritage Christian School is accredited through AdvancED and the Association of Christian Schools International (ASCI), of which it has been an accredited member since 1994.