One of the most recently established schools in the Archdiocese of Miami, our school serves the needs of families in our vicinity by providing high quality Catholic education for students. We strive to imitate our Lord, the Good Shepherd, by aiming for a program that provides and leads our students towards academic and spiritual excellence.
Our philosophy is to provide a Catholic model for our students to follow. Our school is here to assist the parents, the primary educators, with the task of developing morally responsible Catholics who follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ. We provide our students with opportunities to further nurture and develop the seeds of love, faith, and charity their parents have planted in them as well as fortify their academic achievement.
The Mother Seton Program
We offer a remedial program inspired by the work of education pioneer Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. Believing that our mission as a Catholic School is to meet the needs of children from our vicinity who perform at varying academic levels, the remedial pull-out program has been created as a viable option for present and future students of our school. She founded the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph in 1809, and is the first Native American to be canonized by the Catholic Church.
The St. Thomas Aquinas Program
We offer a gifted program inspired by the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas. We strive to meet the needs of students who are academically advanced. Born in Naples, Italy, c. 1225; died near Rome, 1274; canonized 1323; declared Doctor of the Church in 1567; Pope Leo XIII named him patron of Catholic universities and centers of study in 1880.
Our second grade students are prepared for and receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Our eighth grade students are prepared during the seventh grade and receive the Sacrament of Confirmation early in their eighth grade year. We attend Holy Mass each Tuesday at 8:30 AM as a school community and every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month we gather as a school and parish community at 10:30 AM.
At Good Shepherd, we follow the curriculum guidelines set forth for all Archdiocese of Miami Catholic Schools. All our students receive instruction in Religion, Science, English, Reading (Literature), Mathematics, Social Studies, and Spanish (depending on the grade level). Additionally, our students receive instruction in Physical Education, Art, Computers (depending on the grade level), and Music.
Please note that due to copyright laws, the school office will not be able to make any copies of workbooks or textbooks or any other copyrighted materials.
Statement of Faith
Generations of Christian Education
Heritage Christian School was established as an independent Christian school to provide an excellent educational experience based on the authoritative and inerrant Word of God.
2 Timothy 3:16
The goal is to facilitate the development of the student spiritually, academically, physically, emotionally, and socially, all for the glory of God.
Colossians 1:16, 17
The educational program at Heritage Christian School is designed to benefit each student, with the balancing of a challenging academic curriculum and excellent athletics, recreational activities, computer and media opportunities, and creative expression in the fine arts. Our program aims to prepare and inspire students to do God’s will for generations to come.
Heritage Christian School is committed to providing a school where God’s Word is purposely integrated in every area of our school. We are dedicated to establishing an environment that provides mutual respect, nurture, discipline, and above all things love.
Matthew 6:33, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
The staff and teachers at Heritage Christian School are qualified and dedicated Christians who are committed to developing students to think critically, be creative, reason, defend their Christian faith, communicate effectively, and nurture a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
2 Timothy 2:15, Isaiah 34:16
Heritage Christian School is passionate about partnering with families in prayer, serving others, and in the building of Christian relationships.