About Us

Heritage Christian Academy has been educating young leaders on the Treasure Coast, since 2004.


Heritage Christian Academy was founded by Joyce Baumgardner and was launched in 2004 as Golden Rule Academy. It has grown from a one room school house with 3 elementary pupils, to over 240 pupils; featuring a digital media center, creative arts, S.T.E.A.M. based robotics, gardening/botany classes, and a literature rich curriculum. And for the 19/20 school year a fine arts and music program is being added.

Heritage Christian Academy offers students an education from a Biblical Worldview, while training each child for academic success, careers, and a bright future!

Heritage Christian Academy is A Place Where Kids Love to Learn and Learn to LOVE! Primary Grade students are given a well-rounded literature based educational curriculum with phonics, reading, cursive, history, bible, classics, creative arts, and mathematics, preparing them to be forever learning and exploring!

Heritage Christian Academy School Students are empowered to achieve their dreams ! Creating thinkers, communicators, and articulate young students who can Dual Enrollment College & High School, explore Career Options, S.T.E.A.M. Program, graduate with Tech-certifications, and who exhibit character and leadership skills. SLC prepares students for a 21st Century career focus by Inspiring MINDS ~ Empowering FUTURES ~ Changing the WORLD

Heritage Christian Academy School maintains a school active affiliation with FCCPSA/Florida Christian Coalition Private School Association and maintains compliance with Florida’s Dep’t. of Ed’s requirements for participating private schools. Our staff and faculty are Level 2 Background checked, highly trained, committed, and they actively participate in meaningful Christian church services locally. We believe each teacher and child deserve the best opportunity to teach and learn! Our staff are expected to adhere to a high moral character, to recognize the Bible as a guide for their lives, and they are role model Christian educators!

Letter From The Founder

As a longtime resident of the community, I recognize that developing young adults, as our future leaders is imperative! Your children deserve the best educational options available. We have invested in quality staff and faculty, improved building/property expansion, grant writing/fund development/scholarship opportunities, athletics, technology/S.T.E.A.M. enrichment – to enable our students to have the best atmosphere for attaining high academic pursuits.

We are strong believers that all children will prosper and love to learn, when given a safe, secure class in which to be inspired to think, to dream, and to explore.

As parents, you want to make the best choice to empower your child to succeed. Heritage Chrisitan Academy, we have that same goal, to educate and to inspire our pupils to reach their dreams!

My heartfelt desire is to see each child grow and learn! I am looking forward to meeting you and your family!

– Joyce Baumgardner