HCS School Services: How Can We Help You?
At Hillcrest Christian School we do our best to be ready to meet the needs of our students, parents, alumni, and friends. We hope this section will help you find the information and help you need.
- HCS School Board
- School Administration
- Employment Opportunities
- HCS Cafe
- Before/After School Childcare
Hillcrest Christian School Board of Directors
The Board of Directors primarily sets the governing policies for Hillcrest Christian School. The Board of Directors supervises and evaluates the school’s chief executive officer, the Head of School. Other duties include defining and periodically reevaluating the school’s mission and major goals, strategic plan, and the budget and policy statements. In addition, the Board of Directors ensures that the organization obtains the resources necessary to meet the strategic plan.
School Board Members
Tony Hershman joined the board in May of 2013 and is now the board president. Tony is married to Linda and has two sons, Chase and Josh. The boys have attended Hillcrest since Josh was in pre-school and Chase was in 2nd grade. Chase graduated in 2016 and is attending Masters University. Tony and his family attend Calvary Chapel Godspeak in Newbury Park. At their prior church Tony served in Men’s Leadership and on church counsel, as well as the on the board of the Simi Crisis Pregnancy Center for several years. Tony is a real estate investor and leads a ministry that helps youth aging out of foster care and youth corrections. In his free time, Tony enjoys spending time with family and building things.
Doug Hume joined our Board of Directors in April 2007. Doug is married with three children and attends Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village with his family. Doug is a professor of Political Science at Azusa Pacific University specializing in pre-law courses and also works as an attorney with the law firm of Catanese & Wells located in Westlake Village. Doug received his B.A. in Political Science and Business Administration from Azusa Pacific University in 1993, and earned his Juris Doctor in 1997 from Pepperdine University School of Law. Doug enjoys spending time with family as well as triathlons and golf.
Rick Stabile joined our Board of Directors in March of 2007. Rick is married with two children and is the senior pastor of The Rock Community Church in Thousand Oaks. Rick experienced a profitable management career in the information systems field for twenty years before being called into full time vocational ministry in 2002. He also began serving as a chaplain for the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department in 2006. Rick enjoys spending time with his family, studying the Bible, tinkering with new technologies, motorcycle riding, and playing guitar.
Rich Person grew up in Washington state and graduated from George Fox University. From there he went on to earn his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from University of Nevada and a law degree from Southern Methodist University. Rich and his wife Kelly and their three daughters (Aliyah, Anjoli and Avonli) have lived in Thousand Oaks for seventeen years and attend Calvary Chapel Calabasas Church, where he is a member of the worship team. Rich currently works as a patent attorney for Amgen.
Gina Whitehouse joined our Board of Directors in October of 2017. Gina is married to Caleb and has two children at Hillcrest. Prior to having children, Gina worked as a residential home designer and received her Bachelor’s of Architecture from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and a Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies from Talbot Seminary, Biola University. Gina currently has her own business and works from home. She enjoys traveling to new places, hiking, cooking, reading non-fiction books, and playing music. Both Gina and her husband Caleb attend The Rock Community Church where they are both members of the worship team. Gina has also leads Bible studies and is frequently a featured speaker at women’s ministry events.
Mario Schweizer is the newest addition to the board, joining in July of 2018. Mario is married to Jenni, and has three children who have attended Hillcrest since 2014 when he and his family moved to Thousand Oaks. After a career in the Marines, he used the GI Bill to attend Pepperdine University. Since graduating with his MBA, Mario works for the Bank of America in Small Business sales. He and his family attend Anthem Thousand Oaks, where they enjoy leading one of the community groups. Mario’s spare time is centered around his family and working on DIY projects, as well as fitness and a bit of surfing
Hillcrest Christian School Administrative Staff
Principal – Penny Hawkins:
The Principal is responsible for overseeing the academics, discipline, extra and co-curricular activities, and programs involving the students in grades kindergarten through twelve. The principal is a member of the administrative team and reports to the Head of School.
Mrs. Hawkiins may be contacted by calling 805-494-9355, ext. 227, or through email at phawkins (Send Email to User name @hillcrestcs.org)
Preschool Director – Trish Berg:
The Preschool Director provides leadership and oversight to the five Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten classes and the Preschool/Pre-K/Kindergarten morning and after-school childcare programs. Kindergarten in included in the elementary school. The Preschool Director is a member of the administrative team and reports to the Head of School.
You can reach Mrs. Berg 805-497-7501, ext. 228 or through email at tberg (Send Email to User name @hillcrestcs.org)
Athletic Director, Brady Day:
Brady Day is a graduate of California Lutheran University class of ’94 with a BA in marketing and advertising and a minor in coaching. He was a four-year member of the track & field team while at CLU.
He served as the CLU assistant track and field coach from 1994-2000 and the head cross country coach from 1996-1998. He began teaching at Canoga Park Lutheran School in 1996, where he served as Athletic Director, middle school teacher, and coach. In 2009 he began teaching at West Valley Christian School where he taught in the middle school and took over the varsity boys’ basketball team. During the 2009-2010 season, he led the West Valley Christian boys’ basketball team to its first CIF championship. Brady was named the Omega League coach of the year and the CIF Division 6A coach of the year.
Brady is married to his wife Christy, who works part-time at their church, Simi Covenant. They have two boys, Nikolas, 9 who is in the 4th grade and Zackery, 7 who is in the 2nd grade.
Brady Day may be contacted by calling 805-497-7501 ext. 251 or by email at bday. (Send Email to User name @hillcrestcs.org)
Hillcrest Christian School uses the FACTS Tuition Management Program to handle our payment plans. If you pay your tuition through FACTS Tuition Management, you can check on the status of your account, the schedule of payments still to be made, a listing of those payments already made, and a complete listing of all activity through My FACTS Account.
Click here to create your FACTS account: CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT
If you would like more information about the company, feel free to visit their Web site. www.factsmgt.com FACTS Tuition Management is the largest service provider in the industry serving schools in all 50 states. They have been in business since 1986 and specialize in working with schools like ours.
Welcome to the Registrar’s Office.
Our office is responsible for registering new students, student records, report cards, and transcripts.
NEW STUDENTS: Once you have been accepted to Hillcrest, we will need all of your paperwork and fees as soon as possible. Use this CHECKLIST to be certain that you have completed and returned all required documents. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
CURRENT FAMILIES: Contact our office if you need copies of report cards or transcripts.
GRADUATES and TRANSFER: Download the TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORM and mail it to us. Please provide all requested information so that your transcript can be sent on time and to the right place.
Cathey Stueber , Registrar (Ext 205)
HCS is a non-profit, private co-educational, college preparatory school that spans services from two-year olds through high school. HCS is accredited by both the Association of Christian Schools International and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. In operation since 1977, there are approximately 300 students making our student-to-teacher ratio one that is able to offer more focused attention for students as well as many opportunities for students to experience success, spiritual growth, and a caring environment. HCS intentionally strives to serve Christian families who are committed to a church body. Thousand Oaks is a suburb approximately 45 miles northwest of Los Angeles, California.
The Administration/Teacher Application is for administration and faculty positions only. Please use the Classified Application for all other positions, including substitute teaching, coaching, support staff, maintenance, etc.
If you are interested in employment at Hillcrest Christian School, please click on the appropriate link to download the application document in a PDF format. Please complete the application for the position(s) you are interested in and return it along with your resume and other pertinent information.
Once all of the application documents have been received, your application packet will go through an initial screening process. If selected, you will be contacted to set up an appointment for an interview.
Thank you for your interest in HCS. More information can be obtained about HCS through viewing the other sections of our web site. It is the policy and practice of HCS not to discriminate in the hiring of employees on the basis of an individual’s race, color, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, disability, sex, or age.
The Hillcrest Cafe offers a variety of lunch and snack items providing a convenient and affordable alternative to bringing lunch from home. The café is open for morning snacks at 8:00 AM through lunch and until 3:45 for after-school snacks.
Snacks and lunch items may be purchased during morning breaks and lunch times. Hot lunches, including drinks, may be ordered during homeroom each day.
A menu is sent home at the beginning of the year showing the specific hot lunch items offered each day, along with the a-la-carte selections such as sandwiches, chips, snacks, and drinks. We also offer selections from Subway and Dominos daily.
Accounts for Café purchases for each student may be established directly with the Café for $60. Parents will be notified in writing when the balance is low to arrange replenishment. There will be no purchases without cash or a current account.
Download a PDF Hillcrest Cafe Menu
Download a PDF HCS Kindergarten and Preschool Cafe Menu
Before/After School Childcare
Hillcrest provides childcare before and after school from 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM for preschool and from 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM for students in kindergarten through 8th grade. To meet the varied needs of our families, there are two program options explained below.
Discounted Extended Childcare Fee Options
If a family requires extended childcare on a regular basis, the monthly fee is the best value. One can sign up for mornings, evenings, or both for the amount of days needed each week. In order to receive the discounted rate, families commit to a 10-month plan. All monthly childcare fees are due on the first of the month and paid directly to HCS. The enrollment forms list the various pricing options.
DROP IN DAY CARE
Drop-In students are welcome. Please fill out a Day Care Enrollment Form if you anticipate ever needing drop-in daycare. The hourly rate is $6.75 per student. Please notify staff ahead of time, so your child and staff will know where they need to be at school. All drop in day care fees are billed at the end of each month and paid directly to HCS
There is NO DAY CARE available when there is NO SCHOOL
Please consult the SCHOOL CALENDAR for information on specific dates.
Learn More About Hillcrest
PRESCHOOL THROUGH 12TH GRADE
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.