Hillcrest Academy

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Religious AffiliationOther Lutheran
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Year Founded1916

Student Body

Total Students193 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
3%
State avg.: 16%
Students by GradeHillcrest Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses8 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP American History, AP Art Studio, AP Calculas AB, AP English Composition, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP European HIstory
Average SAT score1210
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$10,460
Tuition NotesJunior High $5,250 High School Boarding $7,015 Boarding Cost $5,900
% on Financial Aid
75%
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,500
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorWayne Stender
Endowment Size$2 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball, WeightliftingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
FootballGolf,
Nordic SkiingSoccer,
SoftballTrack and Field,
VolleyballWeightlifting,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Baking Club, Book Club, Chess Club, Evangelism Club, Hiking Club, Knitting Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Advanced Art Portfolio, Backyard Worship Praise Team, Competitive Jazz Choir, Concert Band, Concert Choir, Fundamentals in Drawing, Jazz Band, Pottery, Traveling Concert Choir, Worship Arts Praise Team

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
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