In 2000, God began to stir into effect a new vision for Christian education in the Council Bluffs area. With that vision in sight, two schools...Victory Christian School (affiliated with Victory Fellowship) and Loess Hills Christian School (affiliated with Crossroads Christian Center) came together with the dream of a non-denominational, Bible-based school in the Council Bluffs, Iowa area. In the 2001-2002 school year, that dream became reality with the beginning of Heartland Christian School.
Since then, Heartland Christian and it's staff have consistently provided a stimulating academic experience for its students in a setting where Biblical principles are integrated into every subject.
After it's first year, Heartland Christian School leased space for a year and a half before God blessed us with our permanent home here on 400 Wright Road. We purchased the LakeView Elementary School building from Lewis Central Public School District in December of 2003 (ask us about that experience!!!). Finally in February 2004, with much excitement, Heartland Christian School moved into their new facility. With God's provision we have consistently improved the facility with new heating and air-conditioning systems, windows, roofing, and parking lot. We are gratful for our families that believe in Christian education for their children and are willing to make the sacrifices required to make that goal happen.
The school continues to grow in numbers of students, and improvements such as remodeling classrooms, new playground equipment, and adding technology like SmartBoards and ELMO projection devices to classrooms.
In 2019, Heartland Christian School became accredited through 12th grade by Christian Schools International. CSI is one of six accrediting groups recognized by the Iowa Department of Education. Long accredited at the elementary level, the addition of secondary accreditation recognizes the strong Biblical and academic programs and offerings at the secondary level as well.