Hillcrest Christian School is dedicated to serving the Christian community by providing high-quality Christian education and training for the development of well-rounded students who will impact this world for the Lord Jesus Christ through Biblical thought and action.

Located in beautiful Ventura County, Thousand Oaks, California, offers four distinct accredited programs: preschool, elementary school, middle school and high school. In addition, we have an English Language Development program for foreign students, and our Hillcrest Academy to support homeschooling families.  Financial aid is available for qualifying families.

Learn More About Hillcrest

We look forward to getting to know you and your family and listening to what you are looking for in a Christian school.  We also want to let you get to know us and learn more about what Hillcrest can offer your family.

805-497-7501 Ext. 204

Admissions Information

Accredited, Challenging Academics

Yes, 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 Loop

Our 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.

Partnering With Parents

We 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.

Competitive Athletics

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.

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Schedule Your Free Educational Success Consultation

Your application process begins with a FREE Educational Success Consultation with Principal, Kathy Horan.

Call our admissions director, LuAnn Malcolm, to schedule your visit.

805-497-7501 Ext 204

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HCS News and Announcements

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Summer Hours and Schedule

As we approach the end of June, the office is preparing to switch summer hours.

The Hillcrest School office will not be open for regular business hours until August 1st; however, voicemail for ext. 200 will be checked once daily and all calls will be returned within 24 hours. The building will be open from 7:00AM – 4:00PM.

If you need to speak with Cathey Stueber for transcript requests or registration questions, please email her at cstueber (at)


Tues. July 18

Norman’s Uniform Sale 2:30PM – 6:30PM

Fri. August 18

K-12th Grade New Student/Parent Orientation 10:30AM – 11:30AM
Preschool Ice Cream Social (on main campus) 12:30PM – 1:30PM
Elementary Class List Posted/Ice Cream Social 12:30PM – 1:30PM

Mon. August 21

Secondary Book and Schedule Pick-up 9:00AM – 3:00PM
7th Grade Student/Parent Orientation 1:30PM – 2:30PM
Preschool Back to School Night 7:00PM – 8:00PM

Wed. August 23

K-12th Grade First Day of School
Preschool First Day of School Welcome Coffee in Auditorium 8:30AM – 9:30AM
Secondary Assembly TBD

Fri. August 25

Secondary Beach Day 10:30AM

Thurs. August 31

Secondary Back to School Night 7:00PM – 8:00PM

Mon. September 04

Labor Day Holiday/NO SCHOOL or DAYCARE
Labor Day Holiday/NO SCHOOL or DAYCARE

7th – 12th Reading Assignments

7th – 12th Reading Assignments

Every summer all 7th-12th grade students have a summer reading assignment.  The assigned books must be read before the first day of school in the fall.  Students will engage in discussion, quizzes, and activities that assume the books have been carefully read.  So, don’t delay!  Get your summer reading books and get started now.

7th Grade: The Prince and the Pauper, Mark Twain
7th Grade: The Prince and the Pauper, Mark Twain
8th Grade: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Mildred Taylor
9th Grade: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
CP World Literature: A Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
Honors World Literature: A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
CP American Literature: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
Honors American Literature: (Read both) The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Fahrenheit 451, Ray BradburyBritish Literature: Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte Honor/A
Honor/AP Government: If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty, Eric Metaxas

Congratulations to the Senior Class of 2017

Congratulations to the Senior Class of 2017

On Friday, June 2, Hillcrest proudly graduated the senior class of 2017.  One of the many benefits of our small class size is that each and every senior is well known and appreciated for their individual contributions.  At the commencement ceremony, principal, Kathy Horan gives a personal charge to each graduate.  It is one of the most emotional features in the ceremony. Special congratulations to Leigha Kunkel, Valedictorian.

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  1. New Student Orientation

    August 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  2. Preschool Ice Cream Social

    August 18 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  3. Elementary Ice Cream Social

    August 18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  4. Secondary Book & Schedule Pick-up

    August 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  5. 7th Grade Orientation

    August 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  6. Preschool Back to School Night

    August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. First Day of School

    August 23
  8. Welcome Coffee

    August 23 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
  9. Secondary Beach Day

    August 25 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
  10. 7th-12th Grades Back To School Night

    August 31 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
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