Hillcrest Academy

29275 Santiago Road
Temecula, CA 92592-0925
Tel: (951)676-4754
Grades: K-8 | 165 students
Elementary School student making snow!
Elementary School student making snow!
Hillcrest Academy is a not-for-profit, 501 (c)3, secular, coeducational, independent Kindergarten through Eighth Grade school, accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the California Association of Independent Schools.
The school was founded in 1977 and is located in Temecula.
Hillcrest is a distinguished academic institution and offers a comprehensive, enriched, integrated curriculum that embraces the school's philosophy of providing a quality education that fosters excellence in academic learning, while establishing strong character, and developing leadership attributes essential for a successful, fulfilling life.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded 1977

Student Body

Total Students 165 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Hillcrest Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 17 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Khaki and forest green uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost $7,275
Tuition Notes Kindergarten through fifth grade tuition is $7,275 Sixth through eighth tuition is $7,925 Tuition and fees remained at the 2008-09 level.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Maureen Manion
Admissions Associate Suzanne Adkins


Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Dance, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballDance,
Flag FootballGolf,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. French and Spanish Clubs, Martial Arts, Star Kidz, Webby Dance, chess, science adventures Martial Arts, Star Kidz, Webby Dance, chess, French and Spanish Clubs,
science adventures,

School Notes

  • The mission of Hillcrest Academy, in partnership with the students and parents, is to challenge the pursuit of excellence in academics, character, and leadership, and to encourage each person to approach life with a sense of inquiry and purpose. Hillcrest students learn in a safe, secure, and nurturing environment. Hillcrest teachers help create an environment that fosters respect, understanding, and acceptance of others. Both students and teachers are actively involved in making connections, solving problems, and thinking critically. Hillcrest is a small school and the only Temecula Valley Private School that is accredited through both the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS).

Profile last updated: 07/16/2015

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5.0 Stars   10/20/15
1 to 12 teacher student ratio. Kids thrive in small groups and get plenty of attention. They are the only school in southern riverside county using Google for education along with Google Classroom technology making homework and class assignment fun, interactive and easy for parents to be connected. School is on its way to be IB accredited. Great school and highly recommended.
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