Hillcrest Academy

  • Hillcrest Academy, in partnership with family and the church, offers high school students an academically excellent, Christ-centered education rooted in an Anabaptist perspective. Within a caring community, Hillcrest prepares students for lives of Christian discipleship, peacemaking and service.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationMennonite
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1945

Student Body

Total Students55 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 14%
Students by Grade Hillcrest Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size10 students
Number of AP Courses10 courses
Advanced CoursesCalculus, Chemistry, English, Government, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics, Statistics, US History
Average ACT score25
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$9,735
Tuition NotesWe offer variable tuition. Tuition is based on individual family circumstances. https://www.hillcrestravens.org/admissions/
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,500
Admissions DirectorRebecca Beachy Miller
Endowment Size$0.8 million


Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFootball,
SoftballTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Art Club, Chapel Committee, Compassion Club, FFA, Math Club, National Honor Society, Silver Cord, Y-Co, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
ACappella Singers, Chorale, Drama, Pep Band, Piano Lessons, Praise Band, symphonic band, Touring Choir

School Notes

  • Located just south of Iowa City off of Highway 1, Hillcrest Academy offers students a quality high school education. Hillcrest is a private Christian high school open to all qualified students regardless of race, creed and ethnic background. 
  • Why Hillcrest Academy
  • Christ-centered environment
  •       We follow the teachings of Jesus
  •       Emphasis on living out faith, peacemaking and service to others
  •  Academic excellence
  •        91% of Hillcrest graduates attend a post secondary institution
  •        ACT composite score of 25, state average is 22.3
  •        AP courses offered AP Index rank: 22nd out of all public and private           schools in Iowa
  •  Student opportunities
  •        Sports, music, drama, FFA, student government, Compassion Group, National Honor Society, yearbook, chapel committee and others        
  •        Interterm-every other year service learning opportunities
  •  Supportive, community environment
  •        5:1 student to teacher ratio
  •        Safe environment
  •        Strong community support seen through attendance at fundraisers and sports and drama events

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Nearby Private Schools

  • The nearest high school, elementary school and preschool to Hillcrest Academy is Pathway Christian School (4.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Kalona
    Grades: PK-11 | 51 students
    4.3 miles
    5764 Highway 1 Sw
    Kalona, IA 52247
    (319) 656-5443
    4.3 PK-11
  • Williamsburg
    Lutheran Interparish School
    Special Program Emphasis (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 135 students
    5.8 miles
    804 Court St
    Williamsburg, IA 52361
    (319) 668-1711
    5.8 PK-8
  • Oxford
    Prairie Green School
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    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: NS-6 | 18 students
    7.6 miles
    2009 400th St SW
    Oxford, IA 52322
    (319) 321-8188
    7.6 NS-6
  • Coralville
    Grades: K-8 | 31 students
    14.8 miles
    1250 12th Avenue
    Coralville, IA 52241
    (319) 339-0998
    14.8 K-8
  • Coralville
    Montessori School-iowa City
    Montessori School-iowa City Photo
    Montessori School
    Grades: NS-K | 104 students
    15.4 miles
    374 Holiday Road
    Coralville, IA 52241
    (319) 338-9650
    15.4 NS-K

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
All three of our children have attended Hillcrest Academy. The quality education they received prepared them well for college. The smaller school size gave them opportunities to participate in all extra-curricular areas of interest. We found the teachers to be very interested in the success of our children on many levels - academically, socially and spiritually.
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IMS provides a different than "normal" high school experience. It is strong academically, has a variety of extra-curricular activities, and has personable faculty and staff. The small class sizes facilitate an advantageous learning environment for the student. Faculty and staff also encourage growth in the students' Christian faith journeys. IMS is a place where students can truly enjoy their high school experience!
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Our children have grown academically, socially, and spiritually. The student body is diverse and welcoming. We would recommend any parent who is looking for more than an excellent education for their child to check out Iowa Mennonite School!
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