Our Approach

Educational Philosophy

Students in elementary school are in the early stages of intellectual development. At this age, they are receptive to learning factual information and will readily memorize. We focus on skills and knowledge that will help them to learn more as they mature. In English, we focus on the fundamentals of language - spelling, writing, and reading. In mathematics, we use Saxon Math to teach foundational skills centered on numbers, functions, equations, and practical uses for math. We introduce our students to primary concepts in science, history, art, and music, and we help them to develop the practical skills of observation, listening, and memorization as they build their own framework for learning.

At Heritage Elementary, we believe that parents are the primary educators and are responsible for the moral and intellectual development of their children. We work in partnership with parents to help them fulfill those responsibilities. We encourage parents to participate in their student’s education and become involved in every aspect of this process.

Our fundamental curriculum is designed to provide our students with a springboard to higher-level thought. The skills they learn are tools to be used as they progress in their education. We believe that reading is the key that unlocks the door to the greatest minds in history. That is why we introduce our students to Great Books in the sixth grade, when they are old enough to understand and young enough to benefit.

American Heritage

We seek to instill in our students an appreciation for American heritage and a love for our country and the freedoms we enjoy. We embrace the philosophy of the Founders and hope to pass along that flame of liberty to the next generation. We honor those who have given their last full measure of devotion.

Character Counts

At Heritage Elementary, we believe deeply that a complete education of the whole child includes the development of character. We have identified several virtues that we feel are essential to a well-rounded person, and we focus on one of them each month. For a more detailed discussion of character, please follow the link below.

Character Counts