General Information

Mission and Vision

Our Mission:

A - Academic Excellence
B - Bible-Based
C - Community Commitment

Resulting in:

Heritage Christian School graduates that are successful adults, grounded in the word of God, with abilities and skills required to go on to higher education, the military or enter the work force while using their skills and abilities to serve and give back to their community, the nation, and the world.

Our Vision:

Our vision is to provide an exceptional school experience with academic excellence which fosters Christian character and a biblical worldview, complementing the family and the church. Our students will grow in the knowledge of God through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in order to serve our community, nation, and world.

School Verse: 

"In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us." - Romans 8:37

Our Mascot - The Conqueror

General Information

  • Preschool - Grade 5.
  • Christ-centered non-denominational education since 1968; Over 60 area churches represented by students and staff.
  • Chartered by Ohio Department of Education.
  • All teachers are certified by the State of Ohio.
  • Charter member of the Association of Christian Schools, Int. (ACSI).
  • Christian Lifestyle - zero tolerance for alcohol, tobacco & drugs, disciplined learning environment.
  • Nurturing Environment - spiritual, emotional, physical & academic well-being. Students are inspired to love their country and to have respect for civil government and authority.
  • School day begins at 8:00 am to approximately 3:15 pm. Extended care is available for students up to the fifth grade before school beginning at 6:30 am and after school until 5:30 pm for a fee.
  • Located on the corner of 6th Street SW and Harrison in Canton, in the vicinity of Aultman Hospital, easily accessible from I-77. Busing is provided by 9 different districts.

A Heritage of Faith…Our History

Heritage Christian School began with a few dedicated families who met together in 1967 to explore the formation of a Christian school in Canton. They prayed and planned for a school where values taught in the classroom were consistent with godly values taught in the church and home. After researching different options, these parents were introduced to Mr. William Vimont of Christian Schools, Inc. of Seattle, who rallied support of churches.

In 1968, together with these families, Mr. Vimont founded our Heritage Christian School. Classes met in rented space in the Christian Tabernacle in Canton (now Faith Community Church), and Mr. Vimont served as headmaster over the first 62 students.


Over the next five years, Heritage more than tripled in size. With more than 200 students, the board expanded its athletic department, hired an athletic director and began an intramural sports program. After several years, they expanded to interscholastic athletics.

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