Hillcrest Academy

610 Hillcrest Drive,
Fergus Falls, MN, 56537-0565
Tel: (218)739-3371
Grades: 7 - 12 | 193 students
Hillcrest Academy's mission is to equip students in a Bible-based Christ-centered environment for a life of significance.
Educating to the heart, Hillcrest prepares students to understand the world around them as God designed it and equips students to be an active component in the world through academic disciplines and university preparation.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Religious Affiliation Other Lutheran
Grades Offered Grades 7 - 12
Year Founded 1916

Student Body

Total Students 193 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 7%
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 40%
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 5 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Art Studio, AP Calculas AB, AP English Language, AP European HIstory, 
Average SAT score 1693
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $8,125
Tuition Notes Junior High 3990 High School 8125 Boarding Cost 5900
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,500
Acceptance Rate 95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Wayne Stender

Sports

Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports BaseballBasketballCheeringCross CountryFootball
GolfNordic SkiingSoccerSoftballTrack and Field
VolleyballWeightlifting
BaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
FootballGolf,
Nordic SkiingSoccer,
SoftballTrack and Field,
VolleyballWeightlifting,

School Notes:

  • Hillcrest Academy is a private Christian college praparatory boarding high school for grades 9-12. Hillcrest enrolls students from around the world and offers English as a second culture and ESL classes.Hillcrest is located in west-central Minnesota on 25 acres of the Ottertail River. Being tucked away in the city of Fergus Falls, Hillcrest is only 45 miles east of Fargo, North Datoka and 150 miles from Minneapolis, Minnesota.Athletic facilities include one full size gymnasium with a weight-room, one 3/4 sized gymnasium, a full-court soccer field and lighted football field.Hillcrest was founded in 1935 after a group of churches called for a school where their students could process the Christian life. Through the rigorous academic program, students at Hillcrest are directed to engage in the world through the various mission and study-and-mission programs offered.The Men and Women's dormitories equip students by encouraging self-directed discipline in their studies. Should a student struggle, the dormitory staff directs, encourages and mentors students to embrace their responsibilities as a young man or woman.Over the past 5 years, 98% of Hillcrest students attend private and state Universities, colleges or world-mission organizations.Hillcrest Academy is accredited through the Minnesota Nonpublic Schools Accrediation Association. Hillcrest is also an active member in the Minnesota Independent School Forum and Association of Christian Schools International.Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae: G.T. Gunhus - Four-star Army Chaplain, notable during the 9/11 attacks.School accreditations: Minnesota Nonpublic Schools Accrediting Association (MNSAA)Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:G.T. Gunhus - 4 Star General and head of Military Chaplains during 9/11
  • Profile last updated: 07/31/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Twin Oaks School (10.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Morning Son Christian School (9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Shanley High-sullivan Middle School (44 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Fergus Falls Morning Son Christian School
    (Christian)
    1319 N Cleveland Ave
    Fergus Falls , MN , 56537
    (218)736-2477
    (Christian)
    9  mi  |  158  students  |  Gr.  K-7
  • Fergus Falls
    Our Lady Of Victory Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    426 W Cavour Ave
    Fergus Falls , MN , 56537
    (218)736-6661
    (Roman Catholic)
    9.9  mi  |  120  students  |  Gr.  K-7
  • Fergus Falls
    Preschool at Trinity / Trinity Lutheran School
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    1150 W Cavour Ave
    Fergus Falls , MN , 56537
    (218)736-5847
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    10  mi  |  21  students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Fergus Falls
    Twin Oaks School
    Alternative School
    402 Western Ave
    Fergus Falls , MN , 56537
    (218)736-6035
    Alternative School
    10.1  mi  |  20  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Perham St. Henrys Area School
    (Roman Catholic)
    253 2nd St Sw
    Perham , MN , 56573
    (218)346-6190
    (Roman Catholic)
    26  mi  |  93  students  |  Gr.  K-7

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