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Cultivate Your Classical Roots

You were made to flourish. But what does that look like? Sometimes we have to experience it to see. We invite you to explore this question with us this summer. Imagine growing together with a community from around the country, developing a framework for Christian engagement, and cultivating the virtues of hospitality, reflection and craftsmanship. Here at Heritage, you will discover the beauty of living life rooted in Christ as we live and learn in rhythms with one another:
engaging our heads, employing our hands, and tending our hearts.



Your story is God's story. It’s a story of preparation, redemption and kingdom calling. Who does God say you are? Even in the midst of growing pains, how is he preparing you for His work? What does it mean to root our identity in the person of Christ?

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We are fashioned in the image of a Creator God. He invites our whole selves – minds, bodies and hearts – to create alongside him. How can we learn to think imaginatively, live boldly and love redemptively into everyday moments?



You are not alone. You live within the contexts of your school, family and church communities. How can we practice moments of living together as rhythms of worship? How can we form a life of invitation and discipleship?


Open to any rising sophomore, junior or senior in high school for the 2024–2025 academic year.


A week-long summer program designed to engage students in cultivating the liberal arts through faculty seminars, creative workshops, and communal rhythms.


The week will be spent on Gordon College’s beautiful campus on the North Shore and will include excursions to the Atlantic coast, local towns, and the city of Boston.


July 28-August 2, 2024. Students will move into a suite-style dorm room on Sunday night and will depart Friday evening.

“The Heritage summer program is an early and creative expression of what I believe is the most timely new direction in the classical-Christian schooling movement, namely, to weave into a single fabric the mind-maturing classical liberal arts, the hand-skills of the artisanal arts, and the heart-work of hospitality and service to the communities around us.”

Dr. John Skillen | Director, Studio for Art, Faith and History