Hillcrest Academy

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IA School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 106 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,000
  • Acceptance rate: 98%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Hillcrest Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
106 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade
Hillcrest Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
10 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, Government, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics, Statistics, US History
Average ACT score
(Out of 36)
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
High School Tuition- $11,000 Middle School- $9,300 Incoming families will receive $7635 from the state for their ESA (Education Savings Account).Families can apply for additional financial aid if they need more help then what the ESA can provide.www.hillcrestravens.org
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Rebecca Beachy Miller
Endowment Size
$0.8 million



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

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Drama, Pep Band, Praise Band

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 offeredAP 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
  • S.A.L.T. (service and learning term) 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
  • *Sports- football, tennis, wrestling and swimming, we partner with local public schools to provide our students with these opportunities
  • 2023-24 School year the addition of 6th grade with 7th & 8th following respectively. Visit our middle school page for more information.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Hillcrest Academy cost?
Hillcrest Academy's tuition is approximately $11,000 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Hillcrest Academy?
The acceptance rate of Hillcrest Academy is 98%, which is higher than the national average of 94%.
What sports does Hillcrest Academy offer?
Hillcrest Academy offers 14 interscholastic sports: Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling. Hillcrest Academy is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Iowa for most sports offered.
What is Hillcrest Academy's ranking?
Hillcrest Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Iowa for: Highest average ACT score, Highest percentage of students of color, Most sports offered and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Hillcrest Academy?
The application deadline for Hillcrest Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IA School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 106 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,000
  • Acceptance rate: 98%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Johnson County, IA is $12,102 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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