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Our History


In November 1989 a few parents whose children had been attending a Christian primary school in town felt very strongly that they wanted to see their children's education continue in a Christian high school with a similar ethos and methodology. So with an energy and determination fired by an unwavering conviction that this was what God wanted them to do, they set the wheels in motion to establish an independent evangelical high school to serve the Christian community in Pietermaritzburg and beyond. It was to be an adventure in faith!

Vision became reality in a few short weeks as at the beginning of 1990 - an exciting, historic year in our country - the fledgling HERITAGE ACADEMY opened its doors with 14 pioneering pupils and teachers on January 29, just less than a month before Nelson Mandela walked out of prison.

Our first premises were situated at 82 Boom Street, Pietermaritzburg. Later that year it moved to premises at St Nicholas Diocesan School, and then to the premises it now occupies at 8 Stott Road, Prestbury, at the beginning of 1992.

From its small beginnings, the school has grown, evidence that parents are still eager to have their children educated with an emphasis on moral absolutes, by teachers who are personally committed to the Lord Jesus Christ, who can encourage and lead them into realising their dreams under God.

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