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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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 117 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,275
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded
1977
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
117 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
48%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Hillcrest Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
41%
Average Class Size
17 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Khaki and forest green uniforms)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
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
3%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,000
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Maureen Manion
Admissions Associate
Suzanne Adkins

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

Extracurriculars

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

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).

School Reviews

5  
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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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 117 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,275
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Riverside County, CA is $6,603 for elementary schools and $13,511 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Riverside County, CA is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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