Welcome to Heartland Christian Schools!

"Providing tools and inspiration for Christian educators"

Heartland Christian Schools, formerly District 6, is part of Christian Schools International, a network of Christian schools throughout North America.  Member schools from Northwest Iowa, Southwest Minnesota, Eastern South Dakota and Nebraska have banded together for mutual activity and support.

Join us for the 2024 Christian Educators' Convention scheduled for October 3 and 4!

2023 Christian Educators' Convention News

Thank you to everyone who made Heartland Convention 2023 OUTSTANDING!

Information from the Heartland Christian Educators Convention 2023

Click Here for the Heartland Convention Booklet

Dates: Thursday and Friday, October 5 and 6, 2023

THEME: Flourishing - For Such a Time as This

THEME Verse: The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.  John 10:10

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Lynn Swaner

Dr. Lynn Swaner is the Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at ACSI, where she leads initiatives and develops strategies to address compelling questions and challenges facing Christian education. Prior to joining ACSI she served as a Christian school administrator and a graduate professor of education. Dr. Swaner serves as a Cardus Senior Fellow and is the lead author or editor of several books on Christian education, including Flourishing Together: A Christian Vision for Students, Educators, and Schools (Eerdmans), Future Ready: Innovative Missions and Models in Christian Educator, and MindShift: Catalyzing Change in Christian Education. She received her EdD from Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York City.

Keynote 1: Flourishing Together: Our Shared Purpose, Relationships, and Learning

After several years of sustained challenge, Christian educators will find encouragement and renewed hope in Scripture’s vision for our flourishing (John 10:10b, Psalm 115:14). Drawing upon the largest research study of Christian schools to date, this keynote will provide an in-depth yet practical look at the domains of Purpose, Relationships, and Learning and their impact on flourishing outcomes for students, educators, and schools.

Keynote 2: Resources and Well-Being: From Enduring to Flourishing

This keynote will continue our exploration of flourishing in Christian schools with a focus on the domains of Resources and Well-Being, which are essential for sustaining our work both now and in the future. With insights from research and inspiration from the Apostle Paul’s epistles, Christian educators will be inspired to shape their schools as places where adults and students can truly flourish—together.

Heartland Christian School Members may attend the convention free of charge. If you are interested in attending the 2023 Heartland Christian Educators' Convention, or if you are interested in becoming a member of Heartland Christian Schools, please contact Nicki Kuiper, Heartland Christian Schools Director, at heartland@dordt.edu or 712-301-3839.