Student Life

At Heritage Christian Academy we are committed to providing Christ-centered education.

At HCA we deliver the Alberta program of studies through a biblical worldview. This means faith is integrated in all aspects of school life. From the ways our faith impacts social studies and the people and relationships we encounter daily, to understanding God's design and creation through the study of sciences. Christ is central to the classroom and the curriculum.


Heritage Christian Academy operates as an Alternative Program in partnership with the Heritage Christian Education Society Calgary (HCESC) and Palliser School Division.

Our fully accredited K - 12 curriculum follows Alberta Education requirements and is taught with a biblical worldview. Here are some facts about our academics:

  • We average 675+ students from Kindergarten all the way through Grade 12.
  • Class sizes in Grades 1-12 range from 21-28 students, with a 1:17 ratio in kindergarten.
  • Smaller ratios are common in many elementary core subjects.
  • A variety of options are available for Gr 7-12 students including a dual-credit program in Sr. High.
  • +85% of HCA graduates attend and complete post-secondary programs.


HCA Athletics instills in students a will to strive for excellence with Christian discipline and character that withstands pressure, teaching them the importance of teamwork, and showing them how to accept victory or defeat with grace and humility.

HCA Athletics offers a variety of sports including:

  • Cross Country
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Floor Hockey
  • Curling
  • Badminton
  • Soccer
  • Track & Field

Music + Arts

Music at HCA is one of our strengths. Elementary students have opportunities to join choir, instrumental music, strings, and guitar club. Beginning in Grade 6, students participate in concert band and have the option to continue through Grade 12 in concert band, concert choir, jazz band, vocal jazz, percussion, and school worship teams.