Hillcrest Christian School, Preschool-12th grade, 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.

We are located in beautiful Ventura County, Thousand Oaks, California and offer 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. 

Before and after school childcare is available. 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


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, Penny Hawkins.


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

805-497-7501 Ext 204

HCS News and Announcements

Stay Informed | Get Involved | Make A Difference

Weekly calendar: NEXT WEEK: MAY 13-MAY 19

Tuesday, May 14

8:30-9:45 AM: Parent prayer meeting in the conference room. All are welcome!
11:30 AM-2:00 PM: Volunteer Lunch

Wednesday, May 15

Senior Final Exams

Thursday, May 16

Senior Final Exams

Friday, May 17

Open House – No School or Daycare
Preschool Campus 5:30-7:00 PM
Main Campus 6:30-8:30 PM

Senior Final Exams
Spanish Spelling Bee at Calthorp in Santa Monica

Saturday, May 18

Senior Class Costa Rica Trip May 18-24

Remaining the Same During a Season of Change

Remaining the Same During a Season of Change

With every school year, there is always a certain amount of expectant change that occurs during the year. Children grow taller, some lose teeth, others learn to drive, games are won and lost and new academic lessons are taught. During this past school year, Hillcrest families experienced many of these changes along with some unexpected changes ranging from new curriculum in the lower elementary classrooms, Accelerated Reading program added for all students and the retirement of our beloved Kathy Horan. read more…

PRESS RELEASE: Hillcrest Christian School Introduces Technology to Accelerate Online Student Learning

PRESS RELEASE: Hillcrest Christian School Introduces Technology to Accelerate Online Student Learning

According to a recent article by The Online Learning Consortium, over 6 million students are now participating in online learning. “While once considered an avenue of last resort, online learning has come to gain acceptance by most major colleges and universities as part of their acceptance criteria,” comments Stevi Jones, Director of Online Academy, at Hillcrest Christian School in Thousand Oaks. read more…