Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. -- Aristotle
We welcome your interest in Heritage School and are honored to be considered in your search for the best educational venue for your child. Our Classical and Christian educational experience is fertile ground for the growing of young persons into fine adults. The goal of the Heritage School admission process is to recruit eventual graduates who, along with their families, will enjoy and enhance our Christ-centered academic community as they prepare for college and life journey.
The application process begins through an introduction to our school. You may have heard about us through friends, family, the local news or perhaps you located us online. We recommend you schedule a tour to learn more about our school and community by calling 830-997-6597 ext. 222 or emailing us in the Admissions Office.
Your admissions file is opened once we receive a completed application and fee. For each applicant we also require a teacher recommendation and academic records for current and previous years.
Please note: The $150 application fee is non-refundable. You may first wish to check with the Admissions Office concerning classroom availability.
We want your family to fully embrace our Classical Christian program. In order to make the most of your partnership with us, it is important to understand our education philosophy and the history behind it. Regarding this, we encourage both parents to read An Introduction to Classical Education by Christopher Perrin. To read online, click on the title from the top right menu.
Students applying for grades 1-5 participate in an academic/developmental assessment held at Heritage in conjunction with a classroom visit. Students applying for admission to grades 6-12 are required to take the ISEE entrance exam and will do their classroom visits separately. All visits are to be scheduled through the Admissions Office.
The parent interview is a vital part of the admissions process. Once all paperwork and testing is complete, we meet with both parents in order to get to know one another more personally.
Ideally, the process begins in the fall of the academic year prior to the year your student hopes to attend. Priority applications, including all paperwork and testing, are due by March 31 for decision notification in early April. Once these priority admissions are complete, applications will continue to be accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis and spaces offered as they are available. If no space is open, waiting pools are established and you will be notified should a spot become available.
Pre-K: $4,500 8:00 am - 1:00 pm (3/4 day) after school enrichment 1:00 - 3:00 pm: $1,500
*A monthly bank draft is available through FACTS Management Company, with an annual $46 (per family) non-refundable fee, charged by FACTS. To set up your account, please visit online.factsmgt.com
Students are admitted for the entire year. NO REBATES or REFUNDS are given for absence, failure to matriculate, suspension, withdrawal, or dismissal.
Bus Fee (from/to Kerrville) TBD per family
(Approximate costs listed, will vary)
Heritage School’s Tuition Assistance program is as much a service to the school as it is to the recipient families. Our well-funded, need-based program increases the number of qualified candidates who can join our community and strengthens every program in the school by including precious students whose families could not otherwise provide classical and Christian education for their children. Heritage Tuition Assistance is:
Heritage School recognizes the importance of extending a Christ-centered and classical education to all families regardless of income. The Board of Trustees has designated a percentage of tuition income to be reserved for tuition assistance candidates. The amount available is determined each year based on enrollment.
Recipients of tuition assistance must reapply each year. Aid will be awarded based on the following criteria:
Recipients of tuition assistance must comply with all Heritage School policies. Failure to comply with these policies could result in suspension or expulsion.
Go to https://online.factsmgt.com/aid for application instructions and a checklist.
Families must apply and be accepted for admission before being considered for Tuition Assistance.
For re-enrolling students, by the end of February and no later than the due date set and publicized by the school, families are to submit an executed Statement of Intent agreement along with a $500.00 deposit for each student. The Statement of Intent and the applicable deposit(s) will be on-time if hand-delivered to the school or post-marked by the published due date. A student’s reenrollment is not guaranteed if the payment and reenrollment agreement are received after the due date. The Statement of Intent, binds the family for the full tuition payment for the following school year.
Available March 30. Tuition Contracts are due no later than April 30, with the full-amount of tuition due or selection of payment plan with the first of 12 payments being due no later than June 1. For families receiving tuition assistance the amount of reduced tuition will be noted. Heritage will consider families who become 30 days past due on their monthly payments to have voluntarily withdrawn their student(s) from school. Heritage reserves the right to fill the spots held by the students in such a family with other students. The withdrawal from Heritage of a student from a family receiving tuition assistance does not obviate the full payment otherwise required under this policy.
A student is re-enrolled by March 1, of each year, but before school starts the students must be registered. The registration process consists of completing and submitting various forms needed by the school before the student may attend classes. The procedures and process is sent to the re-enrolled families in the June mailing so that paperwork can be completed during the summer and submitted by August 1.
There are a variety of medical forms, authorizations and releases that must be filled out as part of the registration process for each school year. Parents must assume responsibility for providing all medical and health information that is required for their children prior to their attendance in classes or participation in athletics. The health issues of Heritage students are primarily the parents’ responsibilities. (While the school office will assist, full parent support for the following is required.) Students without current health forms will not be allowed to attend classes until all of the appropriate forms are submitted to the school. Every student must provide proof of all required immunizations (or appropriate exemption form), and all other medical records must be up-to- date prior to attending class or participating in athletics. Registration information will list all forms needed. Appointments should be made in a timely manner to ensure these forms are ready before school starts. Other authorizations and releases for participation in co-curricular activities, driving and off-campus privileges must be submitted as well.
Early classroom training and opportunities at Heritage School accomplish much more than preparation for the rigors of classical academics ahead. This tender age is seminal to spiritual sensitivity, moral intuition and aspiration for excellence. Through exposure to the wonders of creation, the truth of scripture, the best of the humanities and much loving interpersonal mentoring our teachers seek to set each child’s palate for a lifetime of learning and Christian stewardship. When schooling is presented in developmentally appropriate and playful ways, the joys and wonder of childhood are amplified, not sacrificed. For indeed, “…the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matt. 19:14)
The Kindergarten Program at Heritage School prepares children to enter first grade by providing a classical approach to early academics while striving to center the students’ hearts on Christ. Bible lessons, Bible memory work, character building activities, accompanied by foundational lessons in phonics, math, handwriting, science, and social studies provide the structure for daily learning. The key to the success of the kindergarten program is the daily read-aloud time during which students are exposed to a feast of classic children’s literature. Students are taught in a classroom setting which is rich in print and literature. Reading in our early programs utilizes developmentally appropriate lessons that are taught in an exciting and meaningful way. This approach encourages students to exercise skills in prediction and narration, as well as providing a model for fluent reading. Students actively learn through hands-on experiences and engaging lessons.
Tammy Richburg, Admissions Director
830-997-6597, ext 222
310 Smokehouse Rd, Fredericksburg, TX 78624