Hillcrest Academy

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked IA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 51 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,735
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
51 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 15%
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
10 students
Number of AP Courses
10 courses
Advanced Courses
Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, Government, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics, Statistics, US History
Average ACT score
Classroom Dress Code

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
We offer variable tuition. Tuition is based on individual family circumstances. https://www.hillcrestravens.org/admissions/
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Rebecca Beachy Miller
Endowment Size
$0.8 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
18 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:
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
  • *Sports- football, tennis, wrestling and swimming, we partner with local public schools to provide our students with these opportunities
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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 (2021)

  • Top Ranked IA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 51 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,735
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Iowa is $4,505 for elementary schools and $9,189 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Iowa is 94% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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