Dear Parents

We are so excited to be able to make this announcement to you! St. Lucie Christian School K-12th , and St. Lucie Christian Academy K-5th have merged together and are now; Heritage Christian Academy at the beautiful Saint Lucie West campus.  Heritage Christian Academy (HCA) is a brand-new Christian Academy that is under the direction of an entirely new Board of Directors and the direct management of Headmaster, John Adams.


We want to sincerely thank Kimberly Baumgardner for 15 years of leadership at St. Lucie Christian School and for all the efforts the Baumgardner family have made with our community children. Pastor Jason Baumgardner will continue to be Senior Pastor at True Life Church in Saint Lucie West and Kim Baumgardner will be working closely with Mr. Adams throughout the summer to assist on the transition to St Lucie West.  She has accepted a role on the new HCA Advisory Board for ‘19/’20, alongside with other community leaders.


If your children have already enrolled in SLCA or SLCS, there is no need to do anything, but to continue where you left off in the enrollment process. HCA has kept the SLCS school administration team to help with enrollment and office procedures – Welcome to the HCA team Christine Mancuso, Sherria Baptiste, Kimberly Skulski, Carol Horton, Silvana Lago and the rest of the staff, You are such a blessing to our school and families! We know you will receive quality service.


One necessary change for Middle school and High school, please be advised that your students will be attending school at our new Saint Lucie West campus, instead of the Orange Blossom Business Center. (But – NO WORRIES – We will still maintain a Fort Pierce Bus stop and will maintain bus routes across the county.) All of the bussing, administrative policies and procedures, school records, and student records of SLCS have been transferred to Heritage Christian Academy to make the transition as seamless as possible. Although, this is technically a “brand new” school, Administration collectively has over 75 years’ experience in education and office administration! – so parents and students should view this a simple name change with the same school, under new management.


You may contact school officials through the same phone number at 772-464-1597 ext. 7006 for Christine Mancuso or via enrollment cell 772-405-7077. You may also email questions to We will be working diligently all summer to make the move seamless for families.


We are standing by to answer any of your questions moving forward. Thank-you for your confidence and trust. Now let’s all enjoy the journey together.




Your HCA Admin. Team


John Adams – School Headmaster

Sherria Baptiste – Lower School Principal

Kim Skulski – Upper School Principal

Carol Horton – Finance Office

Christine Mancuso – Enrollment and Office

Silvana Lago – Student Accounts and Human Resources