We are a middle class family and have three children attending Heritage Christian. Two middle schoolers and one elementary. The teachers and faculty are very friendly and helpful. My middle schoolers have had several teachers stay after school to give them extra help, and my elementary school teacher
... Read more took the time to call me one evening just to make sure my son was adjusting well. The academics are very challenging and even in middle school my children made friends almost immediately. I would recommend this school to any family. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/18/13
I do not normally write reviews of this sort, but after I saw all the negative comments here I felt like I should. Heritage is a great school which provides a solid Christian education. I have only experienced high school here but it has been awesome. The teachers are great and truly care for the students
... Read more while still providing a challenging education. The sports are slightly above average for a school this size. They have good seasons and bad seasons but no matter what they will challenge the athlete. I would definitely recommend this school to others. The only thing that I do not like about Heritage is their lack of school spirit. If kids had better spirit it would be that much better! Read less
Posted by a other on 11/06/13
We are a middle class family and we were at Heritage for 16 years. We had two students who went K-12 there. We are hard working, average people and I have to tell you that this is the best manner we could have chosen to spend our money for these past years. We have never looked back. The teachers are
... Read more great, and the staff-they are what make the school. Our first child received a full scholarship to a highly ranked extremely academic internationally known Christian university (ranked #1 by US World and News Report for 5 years running for MidWest Liberal Arts Colleges). Our son received a full scholarship for engineering at a top ranked public university that is internationally known and demands the most desirable jobs on graduation. We were not a part of any 'network' at HCS. There are over a 1000 students at HCS and the handful of somewhat unhappy people have posted here. Take a tour, look for yourself and see what the hallways and students and staff look like for yourself. I am still astounded at the deep biblical knowledge that my adult children share with me and demonstrate in their lifestyles and attitudes and will comment they learned these prinicipals from their time at HCS. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/09/13
I attended from K-12. I'm going to focus on the aspect of HCS that most families likely send their kids based upon- its implementation of Christianity. Know that most of the teachers and staff, including the science teachers, believe that the earth is 10,000 years old and reject the theory of evolution.
... Read more I never once heard a teacher express their opinion as otherwise, and understandably so; they would be ostracized. My Freshman year, we had to write a paper "choosing the side of evolution or creationism." Needless to say, no Freshman students chose the side of evolution (which we knew nothing about at the time). We then proceeded to compose our papers of straw-man and red herring arguments and "disprove" evolution. The school is legalistic. Most chapels and lessons are about how we are broken sinners and need Christ's redemption so we can go to heaven someday without ever taking the next step of becoming Christ-like here and now. Also, it is sinful to smoke a cigarette. Gay people should be discriminated against. The Earth's temperature is not increasing. Etc. In short, the school attempts to carve into its students the exact beliefs held by those in authority there. Read less
Posted by a other on 08/08/13
HCS is disappointing. Most of the students are academically lazy, spiritually apathetic, and have a sense of entitlement. The administration, faculty, and staff overall are cold and distant. The administration is unwilling to deal effectively with student discipline issues and sides against its teachers.
... Read more Athletics absolutely drive the school and academics suffer. Like most anything, you can find some good things at HCS. The library program is well developed and the librarians are extremely knowledgeable. But if you are looking for a friendly, supportive Christian school, look elsewhere. Read less
Posted by a teacher on 07/26/13
This school has the "good ol' boy" mentality. There are many people that are racist and full of a number of prejudices. There are a couple of teachers that truly care and are Christians at heart, but for the most part these people are Christian in title and not deed. I would never recommend that anyone
... Read more send their child here, especially if you have any moral compass and desire for your child to grow up well-rounded. Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/23/13
Heritage has a rapidly changing reputation. I attended K-12 and can attest to the fact that it's elementary school is outstanding, at least when I attended. There wasn't one teacher who didn't care for every student. Secondary school, particularly high school, is a completely different story. While it
... Read more provides a better education than most Indy schools, it is not spectacular. If you want you child to have a truly Christian education, home school them. If you want them to have a rigorous academic standard, send them to Brebeuf, International, Park Tudor, or University. This school is now a bunch of rich white kids who think they are much more important than they really are. If you want your kid to stay in Indiana for College, HCS should be fine. But, being one of the few graduates who has attended one of the top tier schools out East, I can attest to the fact that HCS does very little to prepare you for the workload, the relationships, and quite frankly the world outside the bubble. The quality of Heritage has been declining for years, be sure to keep your children away from the implosion. Read less
Posted by a other on 06/30/13
Our children have all attended Heritage for their education. A decade ago, this was the best buy in private schooling in Indiana. Great academics and Christian education. Caring teachers, good discipline, great environment. Sadly, this has changed -- dramatically. The grade school is still wonderful,
... Read more and I would recomment it to anyone. The rest is now a train wreck. If our last child was not so close to graduation, we would leave the school. Parental involvement is discouraged, information is not shared except at the most superficial level, and then only as a fait acompli, a small clique of administrators/teachers/well-heeled donors runs the show and their kids are mysteriously selected for squads, societies and positions of student leadership at the expense of others equally deserving. One former teacher is doing hard time for inappropriate conduct with a student, and the school has never owned up to its role in allowing his students to be put at risk. A "circle the wagons" approach. Double standards apply to the conduct of its athletes. Hope it can turn around. There have been recent promises of change, but HCS has lost all credability with me. Other than K through 6, avoid. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/17/13
This is an excellent school that has created a great environment for my five children. The school provides a good mix of challenging academics and opportunities to participate in activities (sports, fine arts, etc.) with a supportive environment. I have also found help for my children with learning
... Read more disabilities as well as enrichment for my gifted and talented students. I disagree with the leadership comment in the previous post. Improvements in leadership have been made in recent months and leadership communicates frequently with parents. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/11/13
Heritage Christian School. Not the school it was a few years ago. Less and less of an emphasis being placed on academics. It used to be a fine education in a Christian environment, now it's an average education in a Christian environment. Regret to say that I'm not sure that it's worth the money invested.
... Read more Currently has a "my way or the high way" leadership approach (hence the lower parent involvement score) very inner-circle oriented. Definitely not for everyone. Read less
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Indianapolis schools — Heritage Christian School is located at 6401 E 75th St, Indianapolis IN 46250. 6401 E 75th St is in the 46250 ZIP code in Indianapolis, IN Heritage Christian School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 12.
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