JOIN THE HILLCREST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL FAMILYDon’t hesitate to call and schedule an appointment to come and visit the school, (805) 497-7501. Our staff would be happy to schedule a tour and answer any questions you have about our Christian school.
Accredited & AccountableYes, Hillcrest Christian School is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). We are committed to the highest quality in our academic programs and we are also committed to individualizing our teaching techniques and curriculum to meet the needs of each student. Above all we are accountable to the Lord. The educational philosophy of Hillcrest Christian School is based on a God-centered view of life. We partner with Christian families to help students develop their talents, abilities, and character to impact this world for the Lord.
We Keep You In The LoopOur online school system management platform, RenWeb, gives you and your children access to up-to-date information about grades, test schedules, classroom events, transcripts and more. Of course, there’s an APP for that. You can access your Renweb account via smart phones and tablets. In addition, Hillcrest Christian School sends families a weekly email newsletter, a quarterly INDEPTH magazine, and our ParentLink program allows us to call all parents immediately. Of course, our web site is also up-to-date with information about latest HCS events, school announcements, sports scores, and more.
We Love Our ParentsWe know it is the parent’s responsibility to bring up their children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:4). We believe it is our calling to partner with them in this important directive from the Lord. Parental involvement is an important key to success in school. We encourage parents to be involved through our Parent Faculty Association, key school advisory committees, and required volunteer hours. Our parents are also prayer warriors, sports boosters, fund raisers, classroom helpers, field trip drivers, and most importantly proud evangelists for our school.
Athletics? Absolutely!Hillcrest Christian School offers a wide variety of sports teams in our elementary school, middle school, and high school. Our high school teams participate in The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF). We also have competitive sports teams for our elementary and secondary students. From our successful competitive CIF sports teams for high school to our skill development, all-play, programs for middle school and elementary, we understand how important athletics can be to the development of the whole child.
HCS COLLEGE FAIR
On Tuesday, September 27, Hillcrest is hosting a college fair luncheon for our juniors and seniors from 11:15 - 12:15 in the auditorium. Representatives from fifteen colleges will be here meeting with our students. This is a great opportunity for them to learn about the offerings at a variety of schools as well as practice their communication skills. This luncheon is mandatory for juniors and seniors, but freshmen and sophomores are welcome to meet with the counselors as well. Please encourage your high school students to attend.
PSAT Test for Juniors and Sophomores
Hillcrest will be administering the PSAT test on Wednesday, October 19. This test gives students the opportunity to prepare for the SAT college entrance test. In addition, students who take it will gain access to future scholarship opportunities as well as personalized feedback and SAT prep through the online Khan Academy. All juniors should definitely plan on taking this test and sophomores are strongly encouraged to take it as well. Students will receive an information booklet which contains a full practice test to help them prepare. The cost is $30. Students can sign up in the front office beginning September 26.
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Athletic Director, Brady Day gives us fall sports updates for our successful varsity cross country team and our varsity girls’ volleyball teams. read more…
The girls’ varsity volleyball team played in the Bessette/Black Memorial Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, September 10 at Liberty Christian High School. The day started off with a split with Rio Hondo Prep winning the first game 25-16 and then losing the second 24-25. In the second match the girls beat last years CIF Champion St. Monica 25-15 and 25-14. In the final match of pool play the girls played International School of LA and won 25-11 and 25-11. read more…
Athletic Director, Brady Day give us an early season update on varsity girls’ volleyball and varsity boys’ football teams. Both varsity teams are off to a GREAT start to the 2016 season. Check the schedules and come out to support both of these very competitive varsity teams. read more…
Varsity Spring Sports Updates from Athletic Director Brady Day
All of our varsity spring sports teams are working hard and having good seasons. Check out the latest updates from our three varsity sports programs, golf, track and field, and baseball. read more…
A MESSAGE FROM MRS. HORAN
As you walked through the doors, were you amazed at the transformation that has taken place in the building over the summer? Thank you to all of the families who made this happen whether it be through participation in the spring fundraisers over the last two years or the physical labor that went into helping move furniture and boxes in and out of the classrooms as rooms were painted and carpeted or perhaps both. read more…
Students in grades 7-12 are required to read the following books from the summer reading list before returning to school in the fall. Teachers will expect all students to be ready to discuss, write about, and analyze these books during the opening days of school in the fall. read more…
Thanks to your generous donations last spring, we were able to complete some campus renovations including painting all the interior hallways and doors over spring break giving us a clean, fresh, updated look! Come by and check it out! read more…
We are thrilled to announce that Hillcrest will be hosting a three part college planning series that will help you and your child prepare and plan for one of the most significant decisions he or she will make … preparing for and choosing the right college. read more…
Hillcrest Christian School is happy to welcome the following new teachers to our staff for the 2016-2017 school term. Uniquely, both of our new teachers were former Hillcrest students! What a joy to see the fruits of our labor investing back into our school. read more…
SUMMERTIME HOURS IN EFFECT!
The Hillcrest School office will only be open for school business from 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM daily throughout the month of July. The building however will be open from 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
If you need to speak with Cathey Steuber for transcript requests or registration questions, please email her as she is technically on vacation during the month of July. csteuber (at) hillcrestcs.org
Sharon Geller will be in the office July 11 – 14 and then again on July 25-29. On August 1, the entire administrative staff will be back in the office.
Monday, September 26
Azusa Pacific lunch with international students
4:00 PM – Middle School Boys Flag Football vs. Conejo Adventist @ Conejo Adventist
Tuesday, September 27
Second grade field trip – Santa Monica Aquarium
11:15 AM – High School College Fair
3:30 PM – Elementary Girls Volleyball vs. Conejo Adventist @ Conejo Adventist
4:00 PM – Varsity Girls Volleyball vs. Einstein Academy @ Home (First Christian Church)
4:30 PM – Middle School Girls Volleyball vs. Conejo Adventist @ Conejo Adventist
Wednesday, September 28
Kindergarten field trip to the fire station
4:00 PM – Middle School Boys Flag Football vs. Cornerstone Christian @ Cornerstone Christian
Thursday, September 29
3:00 PM – Middle School Girls Volleyball vs. Ventura Missionary @ Ventura Missionary
4:00 PM – Elementary Girls Volleyball vs. Ventura Missionary @ Ventura Missionary
4:00 PM – Varsity Cross Country Meet; Omega Host (Newbury Park Academy)
5:00 PM – Varsity Girls Volleyball vs. Glendale Adventist @ Home (First Christian Church)
Friday, September 30
3:30 PM – Varsity Football vs. Rolling Hills Prep (Away)
The February 2016 issue of our Hillcrest Christian School magazine INDEPTH features every department of our school from Preschool through High School. You will learn about the winter sports programs, our recent Robotics team competition and take a look back at our Christmas programs. In addition we discuss two very important topics, Transitional Kindergarten and, from our Accommodations Coordinator, Penny Hawkins, information about how to get help for your children if they are struggling academically.
Currently, the Honors Government class is studying our First Amendment Rights which so many Americans assume will always be there. We take little heed of President Reagan’s warning that, “Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. read more…
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