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Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2019
YORBA LINDA, Calif. (Jan. 16, 2019) – Students at Heritage Oak Private Education in Yorba Linda recently donated 300 toys to the Los Angeles Police Department’s annual toy drive, as well as 350 nonperishable food items to Canning Hunger. The donations were the result of school-wide drives to benefit local families in need during the holiday season. At the close of each drive, students helped pack, prepare and load the items for delivery to the organization. Through these initiatives, students... Read More
Posted on Monday, November 5, 2018
Yorba Linda, Calif. (November 5, 2018)—  On Monday, November 5th, sixth graders at Heritage Oak Private School had a unique opportunity to meet and converse with author Christina Diaz Gonzalez regarding her book, The Red Umbrella. The students, who just completed reading the novel, met with Gonzalez, via Skype, during their literature class period. The meeting was made possible by Heritage Oak Literature Teacher Rachel Simmonds who is a personal friend of Gonzalez’s. The Red Umbrella is a... Read More
Posted on Thursday, October 4, 2018
Yorba Linda, Calif. (October 4, 2018)— Last week, the first grade classes at Heritage Oak Private Education completed their lesson about Johnny Appleseed and fall apples by making apple sauce. While the apple sauce was the sweet treat at the end of the lesson, the real learning occurred during the sauce-making process. First, the students learned about the sense of taste as they tried various types of apples and chose which one they liked best. The students collected the data and created a... Read More
Posted on Monday, March 26, 2018
YORBA LINDA, Calif. (March 26, 2018) – Students from Heritage Oak Private Education in Yorba Linda recently raised more than $3,000 in donations to provide more than 100 duffel bags filled with comforting and essential supplies for distribution to foster care children. Throughout the winter, students collected contributions from fellow students, parents and the community to produce the duffel bags, called “sweet cases.” At the close of the fundraiser, students decorated the “sweet cases,”... Read More
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2018
Yorba Linda, Calif. (February 8, 2018) -- Heritage Oak Private Education is proud to announce that its Middle School Science Teacher, Annie Shaw, has been honored as one of the Top 10 Teachers in Orange County and named "Most Inspiring Educator of the Year" by Parenting OC Magazine. The honor was bestowed on Shaw at Parenting OC's Top Teacher Event the evening of February 7, 2018. Over 100 teachers were nominated as "Top Teachers" by school administrators, and the top 25 were announced in mid-... Read More
Posted on Monday, November 27, 2017
Yorba Linda, Calif. (November 27, 2017)— Heritage Oak Private Education is proud to announce that it has been named Best Private School AND Best Preschool by the OC Times Newspaper. According to the newspaper, “Voting for best of TimesOC was conducted both in print and online, directed specifically towards our Orange County readership (including readers of the Daily Pilot). Readers were asked to select services, people and businesses they feel are stars in their community.” The full list of... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Yorba Linda, Calif. (November 7, 2017) - Each year, Heritage Oak Third Grade teacher Mrs. Bernard encourages her students to recycle their bottles after lunchtime and she enlists a parent to take the recycling when the can gets full.  This year, the class has had an added educational experience as one of the students in the class, Julian M., has family members who own a recycling plant! Julian's mother didn't just offer to pick up our recycling, she brought it straight to her family's center,... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Eighth Grade Kindness Crew Students with their Kindness Rocks YORBA LINDA, Calif. (October 18, 2017) – This week, while on the annual trip to Washington D.C. and New York, students from Heritage Oak Private School spread kindness by leaving “kindness rocks” at various destinations along their tour. Inspired by the nationally known “Kindness Rocks Project” ( and implemented by Heritage Oak’s newly-formed Middle School Kindness Crew, the kindness rocks are meant... Read More
Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017
YORBA LINDA, Calif. (September 29, 2017) – Heritage Oak Private Education has been named “Editor’s Choice” in the Best Single Location Private School category by Parenting OC Magazine. This is the second time the magazine has recognized Heritage Oak. The school was named Best Private School in 2014. Details about this year’s winners can be found at or in the September, 2017 issue of the magazine. About Heritage Oak Private Education ( Read More
Posted on Monday, August 21, 2017
Yorba Linda, Calif. (August 21, 2017)—Children at Camp Heritage Oak were able to experience their first solar eclipse this morning during the "Daily Activity" portion of the day. Each camper, with approval from his/her parents, was able to view the eclipse through a pair of ISO certified eclipse glasses. When not outside viewing, campers were able to watch the live eclipse via NASA on YouTube in the classrooms. The planning for this special event was completed back in February when the summer... Read More