Christian Heritage Classical School exists to partner with the home to provide excellent Christ-centered, classical education to develop biblical reasoning and a desire in each student to savor God and serve his fellow man.
OUR CORE VALUES:
Embody Christ-likeness, Pursue Excellence, Value Community
Is your school accredited?
Christian Heritage is accredited through AdvancEd/Cognia. We have memberships with the Association of Classical Christian Schools and the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools.
Is Christian Heritage associated with a particular church or denomination?
CHCS is a non-denominational, Christian school. Our families come from many different churches around the Longview area.
Do you have to attend church to enroll at CHCS?
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.
Tell me about your faculty.
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.
What does a normal class size look like at CHCS?
We are grateful to have small class sizes, which allow our students to thrive. Our average class size is 12.
Do you offer Advanced Placement classes?
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.
Do most of your students attend college, and where are they accepted?
Our students are very prepared for college because of our rigorous curriculum. They are accepted to colleges all over the United States. Please see our School Profile for a list of college acceptances.
What is classical education?
It is an effort to recover the educational methods and standards of the past. 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 tools of reasoning), and Rhetoric (the tool of communication and expression).
What are the school hours?
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. and 2nd carpool (6th-12th) begins at 3:30 p.m.
On Wednesdays carpool begins at 2:25 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.
Do you offer after-school care to students?
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 p.m. For details and fees please call the office.
Do you have a hot lunch program?
We offer an optional catered lunch program from local restaurants such as Chick Fil A, Jason’s Deli, Bodacious, Papa Johns, and Slim Chickens. Parents have the option once a month to order lunches from a provided menu.
Do your students take the STAAR test?
No. STAAR tests are mandated by public schools. We do administer standardized tests in 3rd-8th grades 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 Test to our 9th-11th-grade students each year.
Does Christian Heritage offer tuition assistance?
Yes. CHCS offers financial aid up to 25% of a family’s total tuition cost. Financial assistance applications are submitted online (available under the admissions tab on our website). A third-party company processes applications and reports to CHCS how much financial aid a family qualifies for based on a financial need formula.
What other sports and extra-curricular activities does CHCS offer?
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 contest, as well as art competitions. Students have the opportunity to
participate in Christmas and Spring concerts as well as musicals.
National Honor Society, Retreats, Senior-led small groups, Yearbook, House Games, PErC classes, Sponge (Serve) days, field trips