Heritage Academy was founded in March 1994 when the Layman’s Foundation purchased over 1,100 acres on Clarkrange Highway near Monterey, Tennessee. Subsequently Heritage Academy was organized and incorporated. Heritage Academy is a self-supporting coeducational boarding academy placed amid rolling hills and rich farmland to meet the educational needs of Christian young people seeking to hasten the Lord’s return.
The school has an active program integrating academic, vocational and spiritual education. Christian character is developed through this harmonious development. Our small size and individualized attention help students with a wide variety of learning styles and achievement levels to prepare for a life of service through our college preparatory and general high school programs.
Our students learn to share their faith through Bible studies in the community, through colporteur work, by teaching Sabbath School classes, through weekly outreach activities, by conducting evangelistic efforts, and through yearly mission trips. Service is a very large part of our institutional fabric in a variety of ways. Teaching young people the servant leadership exemplified in the life of Jesus develops their character for here and for eternity.
Our focus is to deliver higher education: an education that will render a young person ready for a life of usefulness in the cause of Christ on earth and then in the higher life to follow. Our purpose is to form the character of Christ in the heart of each young person and equip them to rightly divide the Word of truth and finish the spreading of the third angel’s message of Revelation 14.