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
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Hillcrest Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
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
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Wayne Stender


Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball, WeightliftingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Nordic SkiingSoccer,
SoftballTrack and Field,

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: 06/01/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Twin Oaks School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Our Lady Of Victory Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Our Lady Of Victory Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • Fergus Falls
    Grades: PK-6 | 119 students
    0.5 miles
    426 W Cavour Ave
    Fergus Falls, MN 56537
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    Grades: NS-PK | 21 students
    0.7 miles
    1150 W Cavour Ave
    Fergus Falls, MN 56537
  • Fergus Falls
    Grades: 9-12 | 22 students
    1.4 miles
    402 Western Ave
    Fergus Falls, MN 56537
  • Fergus Falls
    Grades: PK-6 | 164 students
    1.5 miles
    1319 N Cleveland Ave
    Fergus Falls, MN 56537
  • Ashby
    Destiny Academy
    Grades: PK-12 | 20 students
    19 miles
    27871 140th Ave
    Ashby, MN 56309

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