Live. Learn. Go.
At Hillcrest Lutheran Academy we look to our heritage as a Lutheran school. Martin Luther commented, "I advise no one to place his child where the Scriptures do not reign paramount. Every institution in which men are not increasingly occupied with the Word of God must become corrupt...I am much afraid that schools will prove to be the great of hell unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures, engraving them in the hearts of youth."
At Hillcrest our students use their Bible as their first textbook to lead them to understand the world. We pride ourselves on Biblical teaching and instruction which leads into our 3 tiered expression of life found at Hillcrest.
Live at Hillcrest
Life at Hillcrest is much more than homework and classes. Our mission is to train our students to live a life of significance found in Jesus Christ. That's why Hillcrest provides countless opportunities for spiritual, social, and physical development outside the classroom. It is a place where students are learning to live out their faith in every avenue of life.
Structured in the Hillcrest program are prayer days, challenging chapel speakers, regular times of praise & worship, bible studies, community and international missions and plenty of leisure activites throughout the year.
The diversity of cultures on Hillcrest campus is unique and exciting. Students come from all over the world. Hillcrest has an uncommon ability to integrate local, national, and international students into a dynamic student body. This wide array of cultural exposure serves to enrich the Hillcrest experience for every student.
Learn at Hillcrest
Hillcrest regards the Bible as absolute truth. This perspective allows us to teach classes with a biblical worldview. Whether students are studying history, biology, calculus or choir, all teachers at Hillcrest approach their subjects with the Bible as their primary textbook.
Our instructors help students to see what God’s word has to say about each subject they study. Teachers will challenge students to think and act like a Christian, equipping them with the tools to successfully navigate college life.
Outside of the traditional high school curriculum, Hillcrest offers a rigorous Honors program highlighted by AP courses in math, history, english and art. If students are musicians or artists, Hillcrest is a place where they’ll feel right at home. Hillcrest boasts a strong liberal arts program with multiple opportunities for students to improve in their musicianship or artistic craft. Courses are offered in choral, small group ensemble, concert band, jazz band and visual arts with exposure to ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, multimedia and graphic design.
In addition to our traditional music program are opportunities to play and lead in several Hillcrest praise bands. We realize that the trend of musicianship within the church is growing, and to encourage this we have established a Worship Arts program. Students will get a chance to work on musicianship, organize a worship service and understand what scripture teaches about worship.
Go out from Hillcrest
The Hillcrest experience gives each student the opportunity to encounter the living Christ on a regular basis. At Hillcrest we realize that not everyone is called to missions overseas, but everyone is called to live a missional life. Our goal is to prepare students to live out that calling in whatever occupation they choose.
Students have plenty of practical opportunities to experience both local and cross-cultural missions. They are encouraged to step beyond their comfort zone and prepare for a life of significance.
Hillcrest dorm and student life will strengthen student's social skills, preparing them to function in a diverse world. Hillcrest academic life will strengthen their mind, preparing them to succeed among fierce competition. Hillcrest spiritual life will strengthen their confidence, preparing them to bring Christ to a lost world.