Admissions Process




Heritage Christian School views education as a partnership with the home and church.  This is His school. He has called us to this ministry. This is our service to Him and to you. Our caring, qualified teachers, Christ-centered curriculum, character development, and loving environment emulate family values for your children.  The administration and staff seek to communicate closely with parents as together we foster spiritual, academic and relational growth.  Prospective students must complete an application form and submit it to the Principal's office.  



The link to our online application process for all students from preschool through twelth grade can be found at the bottom of this web page.  The link will guide you through the creation of an online account with Heritage Christian School, the verification of your email, and then you will be able to fill out the online form and remit the application fee.  Alternatively, you may request more informaton or request a tour of the school by contact the school office at 304.842.1740.



As a requirement of admission and continued enrollment, parents annually agree to abide by and support all the policies and procedures of Heritage Christian School.

* At least one of the parents or guardians must be saved and must live a life that shows a commitment to Jesus Christ, and must express a commitment of support to the school.

* All enrolled students are expected to maintain an attitude and commitment that is consistent with the goals and objectives of the school.  If the student is at least age twelve (12), that student must express a desire to be at Heritage Christian School and express a willingness to live in accordance with the spiritual, academic, and behavior standards of the school.  It is not the intent of Heritage Christian School to admit students who have recently experienced behavioral or emotional problems in school.

* Admission to Kindergarten requires that the student be 5 years of age before July 1 of that academic year (for K3, 3 years of age by July 1 and K4, 4 years of age by July 1). 

* The student must have maintained at least a "C" average (2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 system) during the most recent academic year and grading period.  Only under exceptional circumstances will a student whose grade average is below a "C" be considered for admission. 

* Submitted applications become the property of Heritage Christian School.  If a family chooses to withdraw an application or a student is denied entrance, HCS will shred the application.  Upon acceptance, the application becomes part of the student's permanent record.



Heritage Christian School, Inc. admits students of any race, biological gender, ethnic, or national origin.

A link to our online application process is located at the bottom of this webpage. You will create an online account with HCS, verify your email address, and then you can complete the online forms and remit the application fee online. As you follow the steps for the admission process, a green checkmark will mark items completed.


The following items must be uploaded:


The following items must be uploaded if applicable:

*  Once all of the above items have been accounted for, an admissions interview with the parents, student applicant and interview committee will be scheduled.   The applicant (student) may be required to take a placement test to determine his/her academic ability and appropriate grade level. 


*  Heritage Christian School Board of Directors  will review the application and the recommendation of the interview committee.  The family will be notified by email whether the applicant has been granted acceptance or has been denied.  If accepted, a link to the enrollment process will be provided.  Follow the steps for the enrollment process; a green checkmark will mark items completed.


*  A one-month Security Deposit of $300 for the first child; $200, second child; $100, third child; is required of all new enrollments and those with payment problem history. The Security Deposit can be used in whole or in part to cover tuition, books, before and after school care, miscellaneous expenses, hot lunch or any delinquency left by the exiting party.  Deposit will be reimbursed if not applied to outstanding accounts.  Deposit must be paid with enrollment fees upon acceptance and before attending any classes.  Those paying in-full for the year are exempt from paying the Security Deposit.  Security Deposits can be rolled over to the next school year.




Heritage Christian School is a non-profit school.  It neither solicits nor accepts government funding of any type; therefore, it is imperative that fees be paid when due.  By policy, all school accounts, (tuition, hot lunch, after school care, etc.) must be kept current in order for students to continue their enrollment at HCS and student records are only released when all accounts are paid in full.  Rates are reviewed annually and subject to change. 



Half Day

12 monthly payments

Whole Day

12 monthly payments

High School



Kindergarten (K5) – 8th



K4 Mon-Fri

5 days/week



K4 M-W-F

3 days/week



K3 Tues/Thurs

2 days/week



Multiple Child Discount

Families with 2 or more children receive a discount.

(K3-8th grades only)

Child 1 – full tuition (youngest)

Child 2 – 10% discount

Child 3 – 25% discount

Child 4 – 30% discount

Child 5 - free

Enrollment Fee (non-refundable)                      Re-Application Fee (non-refundable)
$55 per student April 1st thru May 31                         $15 per student Feb. 1 thru Feb. 28
$65 per student June 1st and after                               $25 per student March 1 and after


Book & Class Fees: (Payable annually with tuition)
           K3                    K4                      K5                     1st -5th             Middle School        High School     Additional fees apply
     * $100 / yr          *$125 / yr         *$240 / yr             *$440/ yr              *$445 / yr               *$320 / yr       for online classes


Operating Cost Fee: $150 per student


Hot Lunch:                      $3.75/meal billed monthly.  (Lunch & milk are included in fees for whole day preschool.)

Milk:                                  Billed monthly.





Heritage Christian School neither solicits nor accepts government funding of any type; therefore, it is imperative that fees be paid when due.  By policy, all school accounts, (tuition, hot lunch, after school care, etc.) must be kept current in order for students to continue their enrollment at HCS and student records are only released when all accounts are paid in full.


         Security Deposit:

                 Those paying in full (tuition, books and fees) are exempt from security deposit.  All others are required to pay at the time of student's acceptance at the rate of $300 for first child, $200 for second child,  and $100 for third child.  Deposits can be used in whole or in part to cover tuition, books, before and after school care, miscellaneous expenses, hot lunch or any delinquency left behind.  Security Deposit will be rolled over to the next year if remaining at HCS or will be completely reimbursed if all accounts are current upon exciting.  Those families receiving tuition assistance will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 



                 The Board has implemented a student referral program. This is an opportunity for currently enrolled families in good standing to receive a discount of $1,000 towards their current tuition for every referred student that is Board approved and is enrolled during the current school year. This discount will be paid over 4 years ($250 per/yr per/referred student) as long as referred student and referral family both remain in attendance.  If the new student(s) starts at a different time other than beginning of school year, then that first year of referral will be prorated accordingly.   This concept supports student enrollment while providing a tuition credit to the responsible families who introduce new families to Heritage Christian.



  1. Pay in full for the entire school year on August 1st.  There are no discounts for early payment (other than you are exempt from paying the security deposit).
  2. Monthly Payments via F.A.C.T.S. â€" automatic withdrawal from an account you specify - on either  the 5th or 20th of each month.  Families pay an annual fee of $45 to F.A.C.T.S. Tuition Management  for this service. Tuition is prorated for those attending a portion of the school year.   Students attending any portion of a month, are charged tuition for the entire month.



Heritage Christian School will refund overpayments exceeding $1.00 unless directed otherwise.

Sevenstar and Alpha Omega classes are subject to their respective refund policies and time restrictions.


Tuition Assistance Program Eligibility Policy

The HCS Tuition Assistance Program is designed to aid families of HCS students who are financially unable to render the full tuition due for their children.  HCS students enrolled in grades K3 (preschool) through 8th grades are eligible to participate in the Tuition Assistance Program. 

Families must make application through a financial disclosure with Private School Aid Service.  Use your regular FACTS Management log-in credentials to access payment plans and financial aid forms.  

Tuition assistance is awarded as funding allows for up to 40% of the total cost of tuition, excluding books and fees.  HCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, biological gender, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational and admissions policies or athletic, scholarship and other school-administered programs.


Immunization Requirements

According to West Virginia law, no student is to enter school without written documentation (month, day, year) for each dose of required

immunization as given below.  Thes minimum immunization requirements based on WV School Law 16-3-4 are :



Students may be provisionally enrolled in Pre-Kindergarten with at least one dose of each

required vaccine and allowed up to eight months to obtain up-to-date status.


       Tuberculin (TB) Skin Test -WV School Law 16-3D-3 states that all students transferring from a school located outside the state of West Virginia or enrolling for the first time from outside the state, shall furnish record of a TB skin test done with the result read and evaluated within the past four months prior to admittance to school.  West Virginia School Law does not provide for religious or philosophical exemptions to this test.

         7th Graders must show proof of a booster dose of  Tdap vaccine which protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) and a dose of MCV4 (meningitis) vaccine.

        12th Graders also must show proof of a single dose of  Tdap, plus a booster dose of MCV4 if the first dose of MCV4 was given before the child's 16th birthday. If the first dose was given after the 16th birthday, then a booster dose is not required.

         To request a medical exemption for immunizations, parents need to acquire a note from the Harrison County Health Department stating that their exemptions are valid and that the student is given permission to attend school with the stated exemptions.  West Virginia no longer has a provision for religious or philosophical exemptions for immunizations. (See WV Code § 16-3-4)



Students entering preschool, kindergarten, and second grade must provide the school with a Health Check or other comprehensive physical form which includes vision and hearing screening.  Beginning 2015-2016 school year, Kindergarten is required to have a dental exam within the last 365 days.  Dentist needs to sign and date form stating child has had exam.


Birth Certificate

Students must have a birth certificate that is certified by the West Virginia State Department of Vital Statistics in order to enroll in any school in West Virginia.  If born outside the state of West Virginia, a certified birth certificate is required from the respective state.  Hospital and county certificates do not meet this requirement.


Application Information for All Prospective Students


HCS Covid-19 Plan for the 2021-2022 School Year


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225 Newton Ave.
Bridgeport, WV 26330
Phone: 304-842-1740
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