Heritage Christian School opened its doors for the first time in August of 1984. From 70 students in K5-6th grade, the school has grown to a student body of over 400 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 39 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. 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 J.V. and Varsity sports teams for both girls and boys, yearbook, band/orchestra, choir, hand bells, 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 fourteen 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 spiritual hopes are aligned with “being able to reach more people with the gospel” and “seeing people grow in their walk with the Lord.”
Jeff Neese and his family joined Heritage Baptist Church in 2020 after receiving orders from the Navy to relocate from Washington State to Northern Virginia. After retiring from the Navy, in 2023, and based off his experience with educational administration and training within the Navy’s nuclear propulsion program, he was excited to answer God’s call to enter the ministry at Heritage Christian School.
He has earned a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering Technology, a Master of Science Administration in Human Resources, a Navy Master Training Specialist certification, and an Executive Certificate in Christian Leadership.
Along with serving as the Vice Principal of Heritage Christian School, he will be teaching Pre-Calculus, Calculus, and Physics.
He is thankful for the support of his wife and daughter who serve alongside him in various church ministries.
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.