School Motto: It’s a great day to be a HUSKY!


Thank you for your interest in Heritage Oak Private School. We are very proud of our excellent academic programs, exceptional students, and outstanding faculty. Heritage Oak has been a leader in private education in North Orange County for almost fifty years. Named Best Private School in Orange County by Parenting OC Magazine in 2014 and again in 2018, we are also proud to have been recognized by the United States Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School.

Heritage Oak Private School is a traditional school appealing to parents who are seeking a school with a proven curriculum; a school which encourages and rewards excellence and success. Our environment is designed to foster the academic, communication, social and interpersonal skills needed to help students become leaders in our community.

Our philosophy at Heritage Oak is to develop the whole child. We offer our students a well-rounded education that also includes music, Spanish, French, art, physical education, computer skills, technology and etiquette. Our goal is to graduate students who are knowledgeable about the world and who are ready to take the lead toward a successful future.

We utilize various communications tools such as individualized Personal Learning Plans, an online grade and homework portal, a custom mobile app, our online photo gallery, and weekly teacher emails to keep our parents connected to our school environment and aware of what is happening in the classroom.

Our campuswide family events such as our Trunk or Treat Event and Welcome Back Family Fun Festival foster a loving, tight-knit, family community. This web site contains a variety of materials that will help you better understand our program and our philosophy.

Please review them and call us with any questions you may have or click here and fill out our online information request form. We encourage you to visit our campus; I will be happy to meet with you and show you first-hand the excellence of Heritage Oak Private School.


Latrese Jackson
Head of School


Heritage Oak was founded in 1966 as a small preschool dedicated to offering a balance between strong academics and character education through teaching in the Carden tradition.  The original preschool soon grew to include the elementary grades, and by the late 1980’s, the original eight classroom facility located in had seen its best years.  In 1992, Phyllis Cygan, along with her husband, Greg, purchased the school and relocated it into a wholly remodeled former banking complex in Yorba Linda in 1995. The school’s name was changed to Heritage Oak Private School to reflect the new vitality and increase in scope as the school expanded. Most recently, Heritage Oak became a part of Spring Education Group.