Heritage Hall School
|Heritage Hall School|
|Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73120
|Motto||To Learn, To Lead, To Serve!|
|Number of students||910|
|Color(s)||Navy Blue and Vegas Gold|
Heritage Hall School is a coeducational, college-prep school located in North Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. An independent private school not affiliated with any religious organization, the school is open to students of any race, religion, nationality, or ethnic origin.
Heritage Hall was founded in 1969 in a church basement around the time of "white flight" when parents did not want their children attending desegregated schools. Though Heritage Hall was founded during the integration of Oklahoma City public schools, the school has been racially diverse from the beginning.
Heritage Hall serves children from preschool through 12th grade, and has about 850 students. Racial diversity in the student body closely matches the Oklahoma state average, with an enrollment of just over 20% of students of color. Each grade in the Upper School has about 90 students.
Heritage Hall is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest, and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools. The current headmaster, Guy Bramble, was appointed in 1988.
Heritage Hall's athletic teams are nicknamed the Chargers. The school colors are navy blue and Vegas gold. As a member of the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association, middle school and high school students are able to participate in about a dozen competitive sports, from American football to field hockey to swimming to baseball and softball. The motto is "To Learn, To Lead, To Serve." Heritage Hall's institutional core values are: moral courage, personal responsibility, active kindness, and intellectual purpose. The school symbol is a torch that burns with the letters H.
Until 2015, Heritage Hall and Casady School held rivalries against one another.
Heritage Hall has 80 total state championships in eleven sports.
During the 2014-2015 school year Heritage Hall won the state championship in seven different sports: Football, Boys Basketball, Baseball, Boys Golf, Boys Tennis, Girls Tennis and Volleyball.
Boys Basketball - 2015
Baseball– 1999, 2015, 2016
Cheerleading– 1999, 2000, 2001, 2015
Football– 1998, 2008, 2010, 2014, 2015
Boys Golf– 1976,1977,1986,1987,1996, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015
Slow Pitch Softball– 1997
Boys Soccer– 2013, 2014, 2016
Boys Tennis– 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016
Girls Tennis- 1980, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015
Boys Track– 1987, 1988, 1997
Volleyball− 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2014
- Graham Colton, singer/songwriter
- Aubrey McClendon, founder and CEO of Chesapeake Energy
- Anthony Shadid, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and foreign correspondent for the New York Times 
- Mike Turner, politician in the Oklahoma House of Representatives
- Wes Welker, five-time NFL Pro Bowl wide receiver for the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Denver Broncos and St. Louis Rams; also played college football for the Texas Tech Red Raiders
- Sterling Shepard, WR who played college football for the Oklahoma Sooners and currently plays for the New York Giants of the NFL
- Barry J. Sanders, college football running back who played for the Stanford Cardinal and currently plays for the Oklahoma State Cowboys, also the son of College Football and Pro Football Hall of Famer Barry Sanders
Heritage Hall has an accomplished music department led by Jay Michael Ferguson. For years the school has dazzled audiences with professional performances of theatre classic such as Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast, and even the rock roller skate musical Starlight Express. One of their more recent shows has been Seussical.
- "Key Facts". Heritage Hall. Archived from the original on 2008-01-28. Retrieved 2007-11-05.
- Jones, Leigh (1996-10-14). "Nonpublic schools learn place in new educational generation emphasis". The (Oklahoma City) Journal Record. Retrieved 2007-11-05.
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