Christian Heritage is accredited through Cognia. We have memberships with the Association of Classical Christian Schools and the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools.
CHCS is a non-denominational, Christian school. Our families come from many different churches around the Longview area.
Scripture instructs believers to be in regular fellowship with other believers. We ask all applying families to submit a pastoral reference that shows they are participants of a local church body.
Our faculty is one of our greatest assets. They participate in ongoing professional development through ClassicalU as well as summer training opportunities, enabling them to remain lifelong learners. Our teachers have an average of 15 years of teaching experience.
We are grateful to have small class sizes, which allow our students to thrive. Our average class size is 12.
Yes. We offer AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP English Literature, and Composition, as well as AP English Language and Composition. We also offer 10 Pre-AP classes as well as a Seniors Honors Speech and Thesis class. We offer 14 Honors classes as well. Please see our School Profile, Portrait of a Sentinel, and Did You Know? for additional information.
Classical education is a conscious return to the ancient goal of education: teaching children to think and learn for themselves by imparting to them the tools of learning. IT is an approach to education that is rooted in the ancient medieval concept of the Trivium. The Trivium consists of three basic tools of learning; Grammar (the tool of knowledge), Logic (the tool of reasoning and understanding), and Rhetoric (the tool of communication, expression, and wisdom).
School begins at 8:00 a.m.
Morning carpool begins at 7:30 a.m.
Afternoon 1st carpool (4K-5th) begins at 3:15 p.m. while 2nd carpool (6th-12th) begins at 3:30 p.m.
On Wednesdays, carpool begins at 2:25 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.
We offer after-school care for our 4K-5th grade students. Students have a chance to complete homework, play outside, and eat a snack. All program care ends at 5:30.
We offer an optional catered lunch program from local restaurants such as Chick Fil A, Jason's Deli, and Papa Johns. Parents have the option to order lunches once a month from a provided menu.
No. STARR tests are mandated by public schools. We do administer standardized tests in 3rd-8th grade once a year so we can measure our students' progress and compare their performance to public and private schools across the nation. We also administer the PSAT to our 9th-11th grade students each year.
Yes. CHCS offers financial aid of up to 25% of a family's total tuition cost. Financial assistance applications are submitted online.
Athletics: We offer cheerleading, six-man football, basketball, soccer, baseball, track, cross country, tennis, volleyball, and golf.
Fine Arts: We offer Choir, Strings, Art, and Theater. Our students compete in TMEA and TAPPS music contests, One Act Play competitions, as well as Art contests. Students have the opportunity to participate in Christmas and Spring concerts as well as musicals.
Additional Activities: National Honor Society, Retreats, Senior-led small groups, Yearbook, House Games, PErC classes, Sponge Serve days, and Field trips.