Heights Christian Schools admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. We welcome your family!
Tuition and Fees
Welcome to the Heights Christian Schools family!
Our school is an independent, non-profit religious corporation in the State of California. Our total support comes from the tuition and fees collected from our enrolled families. Registration for the upcoming school year begins in early February. New families are encouraged to register early to secure a spot.
Returning Students? Register online through the HCS Parent Portal.
Online applications for Heights Christian Schools are available for all campuses district-wide! From our infant programs to junior high applying has never been easier!
Current School Year (2021/2022)
Kindergarten through 8th Grade
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Preschool (Starting August 30, 2021)
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Brea Preschool & Infant Center
Chino Hills Preschool
La Habra Heights Preschool & Infant Center
La Mirada Preschool
San Juan Capistrano Preschool
Applications for all of our campuses can be found in our Online Application Portal. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and e-check.
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We are pleased to offer tuition assistance/scholarships to our families who qualify. Our goal is to help families who are struggling financially remain at our school during their season of difficulty, in order to ultimately impact their lives for Christ.
Families interested in tuition assistance must apply each new school year, and must apply by the deadline. To evaluate your application, we have enlisted the services of TADS (Tuition Aid Data Services), a neutral third party, who will provide us financial need evaluation services that offer maximum benefit to the student and the school. TADs facilitates the processing of applications in a confidential, timely, and neutral manner.
Here you will find tuition information and guidance through the enrollment process. Select your program to learn more.
TK to 4th Grade
Ages 6 Weeks to 6 Years
Kindergarten to 6th Grade
Ages 18 Months to 6 Years
5th and 6th Grade
7th and 8th Grade
Ages 6 Weeks to 6 Years
TK to 4th Grade
Ages 2 to 6 Years
Ages 2 to 6 Years
Yes! The HCS K-8th campuses are fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Our school campuses were granted a six-year clear accreditation by WASC, which expires in May 2020. There are only a handful of private schools in California given this distinction. Receiving a clear accreditation means that our schools are not required to have a mid-term visit from the WASC team. In other words, WASC was impressed with our schools and extremely confident that we were on target for the next six years!
The HCS campuses operate on a traditional school calendar year. Each year, the first day of preschool is scheduled or the Monday BEFORE Labor Day. The first day of K-8th is always the Tuesday before Labor Day. The traditional school year runs through mid-June. The preschool campuses offer an exciting summer program, and student entering K-7th can participate in our Summer Fun Program, hosted on each of the elementary campuses, offering full week and daily options. Academics only is also offered for K-7th grade students.
HCS effectively provides a challenging, coherent and relevant curriculum for each student, selecting and implementing research-based curriculum that is designed to meet or exceed the state and national standards while also ensuring that it does not conflict with our mission statement and goals as a Christian school.
Heights Christian Schools exceed state and national standards by providing a higher level of learning and content; their standards aim for higher and broader goals, considering the state standards and national standards to be a minimum. As a system, HCS routinely evaluates the schools’ academic plan and determines to what degree it matches, exceeds, or falls short of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). HCS will prioritize the important standards and ensure that they are being met and/or exceeded. Ultimately, HCS will adhere uncompromisingly to their mission, and will continue to make educational decisions that are consistent with their Christian worldview and their Expected Schoolwide Learning Results providing a robust and rigorous academic plan at every level, designed to meet the needs of each individual learner within the HCS system.
No. While HCS has considered the implementation of uniforms over the years, parent surveys consistently reveal a balanced divide of about 40% of families in favor of uniforms, with about 60% preferring not to adopt uniforms. While HCS students do not wear uniforms, they do adhere to a Student Dress Code that promotes neatness and modesty, with an emphasis on student attire representing the school and the Lord in a positive manner.
Heights designed the IP program to include what families love about an elementary model of education; the 5th and 6th graders have a multi-subject teacher in a self-contained classroom with recess time to play. Next, HCS combined that with what parents loved about the middle school model which includes moving students to the bigger campus so they can adjust to the environment, and they can benefit more from the specialized programs and teachers in areas such as athletic and performing arts. This combination allows IP students with the best of both worlds. They excel at this level, and look forward to moving to the JH side in the future.
HCS offers to international student programs; International Students and International Visitors.
International Students are defined as those who are required to have an I-20 in order to study in the United States. HCS welcomes international students, providing an environment in which students may achieve fluency in English, a strong academic foundation, while experiencing American culture within a Christian context. The International Student Program is open to students, Kindergarten through 8th grade.
The International Visitor Program welcomes K-8th students for a maximum of 2-months with an emphasis on exposing them to American culture and Christian values. International Visitors may come at any time of the year, and are not issued I-20s. As International visitors, they will be fully submerged in the English language for 100% of their day. They attend classes with their peers in academic settings, and participate in auxiliary classes; however, they do not receive school credit for the academics completed during their visit.
Yes! The preschool campuses offer exciting summer programs that include water play, special themed-weeks, and on-site special guests and activities, in addition to the development and academic program activities. For students entering K-7th, HCS’ Summer Fun Program, hosted on each of the elementary campuses, is an all-inclusive program that offers on and off-campus field trips, daily academics, theme days, chapel, academics and more. Full week and daily options.
Operating expenses for Heights Christian Schools are funded entirely by tuition and fees. HCS does not accept federal funding, nor does HCS rely upon fundraising dollars for sustainable ministry expense. Simply put, tuition covers salaries and all expenses associated with running the schools, including scholarships.
Each year, the cost of operating HCS schools increases. Vendor prices increase. The cost of materials and supplies increase, and salaries increase. A standard increase of approximately 3% per year has allowed HCS to cover the financial increases that we incur each year. As a non-profit organization, any proceeds from a school year are invested back into ministry. Over the course of the past five years, the net income at the end of any given school year has generally been less than 1%. This reflects HCS’ attempt to keep tuition and fees as affordable as possible while being good stewards of ministry finances.
Yes! Families with financial need may apply for financial assistance through TADS Financial Aid Assessment services. Funds for Tuition Assistance are subsidized in part by Heights Christian Schools. Our Board of Directors designated these funds out of a desire and commitment to afford the opportunity of Christian education to as many families as possible. Funds for Tuition Assistance also come from private donations, such as through our Anchors of Hope program and in response to our Christmas appeal letter. The goal of these funds is to provide partial support to families who would not otherwise be able to keep their children enrolled in our schools. Tuition Assistance is awarded based on financial need. Families receiving financial assistance must reapply annually.