Heritage Christian School opened its doors for the first time in August of 1984. From 70 students in K5-9th grade, the school has grown to a student body of over 380 offering K4 through 12th grades. Heritage Christian School is a ministry of Heritage Baptist Church, and has served families as an extension of the Christian home for over 25 years.
God has guided, strengthened, and blessed the ministry of Heritage Christian School while bringing academically strong and spiritually focused staff and faculty to serve here. Called by God to help start the school, Pastor Kosa has been the school principal since the beginning. Through a low rate of staff turnover, God has provided stability and continuity to the ministry. Dedicated to the Lord from the beginning, Heritage Christian School’s ultimate purpose and aim is to bring glory to the Lord.
A combination of ABeka and Bob Jones curriculum in both the elementary and high school provides a strong academic foundation. Both general and advanced diplomas are available. A young person chooses which academic track they wish to pursue at the start of ninth grade.
While academics are a priority, many additional opportunities are available to the young people. In the elementary grades, computer, library, art, music, and physical education classes are included. Extra curricular activities include sports teams for both girls and boys, yearbook, band, choir, handbells etc.
We exist to assist parents in equipping their children academically and spiritually to contend for the faith and engage culturally in a life of service for the Lord Jesus Christ.
Brian Kosa serves as the principal of Heritage Christian School and lives in Woodbridge with his wife, Marianne, whom he counts as one of the greatest blessings of his life. They have four children and six grandchildren.
“Boatloads,” Brian said, when asked to list what God has done for him. “It’s just the tremendous provision when I least expect it. My salvation and my wife – you can’t beat that.”
Brian’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s of Science in physical education, a Master’s in Education Administration, an Education Specialist degree, and a Doctorate in Religious Education.
His free time is spent hunting and playing golf; and his basic spiritual hopes are aligned with “being able to reach more people with the gospel” and “seeing people grow in their walk with the Lord.”
Travis Satterfield lives in Woodbridge with his wife and their two children. He has a B.A. in secondary education and a M.A. in educational administration.
As the Vice Principal of the Heritage Christian School, he continues to teach Bible Doctrines, Christian Apologetics, Government, and Economics. He also teaches the Berean Sunday school class at Heritage Baptist Church, as well as several classes in the Heritage Institute of Ministry.
Travis has a deep burden for young people and their worldview. As the saying goes, “The heart will never rejoice in what the mind rejects.” However, Christian education offers the unique opportunity to help young people see Christianity as the truth about total reality, that is to say truth with a capital ‘T’.
Quality of Life, Safety & Security
No priority is greater than that of ensuring the safety of the students, staff, and visitors of Heritage Christian School. It is the belief of our entire staff that in order to fulfill their mission of providing a quality education and learning experience to each individual, the highest standards of safety must be maintained. We fulfill this by adhering to a strict safety protocol that is followed each day.
In addition to the safety system that has garnered the confidence of every student’s family, we work actively with our community in support and service to earn the trust, confidence, and respect of our campus everyday.
The Virginia Department of Public Health and the Virginia Department of Education requires children entering kindergarten to have a total of five DTP (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis) immunizations, four polio immunizations and two MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) immunizations. Students entering the 7th grade must show proof of a “Tdap” booster shot before starting school.
Heritage Christian School is required to retain a copy of all students’ immunization records at the time of enrollment. Immunizations must be up to date before starting school. If the student is exempt from immunization for medical or religious reasons, a notarized religious exempt form must be submitted and kept on file by the school office.