In 19??, a group of parents in the Kalamazoo area set out to establish a school that was intentionally and unapologetically Reformed. These parents desired an education for their children that was anchored in a commitment to the truth and infallibility of Scripture and that treasured the Reformed confessions. Reformed Heritage school was the result of their efforts; and today, the school continues to operate in this tradition and with this aim. We rejoice with Paul who taught the Colossian church that all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hid in Christ. (Col 2:3) We focus all our efforts in bringing every subject to this standard. In 1933, J. Gresham Machen wrote:
…as a matter of fact the religion of the Christian man embraces the whole of his life. Without Christ he was dead in trespasses and sins, but he has now been made alive by the Spirit of God; he was formerly alien from the household of God, but has now been made a member of God’s covenant people. Can this new relationship to God be regarded as concerning only one part, and apparently a small part, of his life? No, it concerns all his life; and everything that he does he should do now as a child of God.
It is this profound Christian permeation of every human activity, no matter how secular the world may regard it as being, which is brought about by the Christian school and the Christian school alone. I do not want to be guilty of exaggerations at this point. A Christian boy or girl can learn mathematics, for example, from a teacher who is not a Christian; and truth is truth however learned. But while truth is truth however learned, the bearings of truth, the meaning of truth, the purpose of truth, even in the sphere of mathematics, seem entirely different to the Christian from that which they seem to the non-Christian; and that is why a truly Christian education is possible only when Christian conviction underlies not a part, but all, of the curriculum of the school. True learning and true piety go hand in hand, and Christianity embraces the whole of life — those are great central convictions that underlie the Christian school.
We treasure these words from Machen; indeed, this is our philosophy of education. If you are as enthusiastic about this vision as we are or even if you just wish to ask more questions about our school, then we warmly invite you to contact us. We would be delighted to meet you and to show you around.