Welcome to Heritage Academy!

Gloria Shoemaker, Head of SchoolWelcome to learning about a top-caliber secondary school for school scholar-athletes and performing artists. As Head of School, I am proud and excited about the positive initiatives in place for our diverse student body.

Heritage Academy celebrates a long list of accomplishments. Our mission guides us: “To have a transformational impact on the lives of students pursuing professional training in extra-curricular interests through providing a balanced and personalized college prep education in supportive learning environments.” The mission is realized because we have motivated and talented students, dedicated and trained faculty, and supportive parents and partners who work with us to be awarded U.S. and international accreditation.

With a mission purposefully designed to combine a student’s “Passion Focus” with a college preparatory program and balanced lifestyle, our school community is a dynamic blend of cultures, ideas, and talents. Coming from 17+ countries, our students compete at state, national, and international levels in golf, tennis, equestrian, soccer, gymnastics, swimming, and visual and performing arts. We proudly make known the quality of our graduates who compete on par with graduates from college preparatory schools the world over. Schools our graduates attend include Princeton, Dartmouth, Brown, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, UPenn, Johns Hopkins, Boston U, Davidson, Trinity, Pepperdine, Clemson, USC, U of Va, UNC, Vanderbilt, Georgetown, NYU, and Georgia Tech, to name a few.

Whether you are a returning student or parent or are discovering us for the first time, we hope you will find the website informative and a link to stay connected to us. As you explore our website, envision the passion and the excitement that pervade the school when Heritage students and faculty come together. Heritage Academy is an arena where dreams come true and visions are realized. We offer a warm welcome and an invitation to contact us if you believe we can be of further service to you.


Kindest regards,

Gloria Shoemaker, Head of School