Children are a heritage from the LORD... --Psalm 127:3
Join the Heritage

Join the Heritage

In Fall 2017 Shades Mountain Christian becomes Heritage Christian Academy. Enrollment for 2017/18 is now open.

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The class of 2016 received over 1.5 million dollars in scholarships.

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Shades Mountain Christian School is committed to the development of each student's spiritual life.

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SMCS students serve the broader Birmingham community


Virtual Tour of HCA

In Fall 2017 Shades Mountain Christian School will become Heritage Christian Academy. This video is a virtual tour of our new home.


  • Senior Night

    Senior Night


    Varsity Basketball Senior Night ...

  • HCA Winter Orientation and Open House

    HCA Winter Orientation and Open House


    HCA Winter Orientation and Open House Sunday, February 12 | 3:00-5:... read more

  • Continuous Enrollment

    Continuous Enrollment


    Reminder: The continuous enrollment agreement form is due by March 3rd...

News and Events

  • Welcome to Shades Mountain

    Welcome to Shades Mountain Christian School. Thank you for considering SMCS as a partner in the education of your child.  Although choosing a school can be difficult, we believe SMCS is a great choice for your child. SMCS is an independent, community, Christian school serving grades K3 – 12. Our mission is to assist Christian parents in their responsibility to equip students for life through academics and service to Christ.

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