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Hillcrest Academy is a Christian college-preparatory high school offering both boarding and day school opportunities for local, domestic and international students. Hillcrest places emphasis on Christian worldview and apologetic training, equipping students to lead lives of eternal significance.

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Hillcrest Academy is a Christian college-preparatory high school offering both boarding and day school opportunities for local, domestic and international students. Hillcrest places emphasis on Christian worldview and apologetic training, equipping students to lead lives of eternal significance.

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TESTIMONY

Hans Holzner

My sophomore year was a turning point for me in more ways than one. To me, it felt like the two year transition into American culture, coming out of Sub-Saharan Africa had ended. I had assimilated. I was ready to thrive.

 

I set two specific goals for myself: I would make the Varsity Squad in soccer, and I would audition for the prestigious Chamber Choir. I signed up for my choir audition, and registered for soccer. Throughout that week of scrutiny I gave it my all. As I ventured home Friday, tired and sore, I knew I had done my best. Now I would rest, patiently awaiting what week two would bring.

 

Monday delivered a double blow, not seeing my name on either list. I was once again a JV soccer player, and a second rate Concert Choir member. That night I struggled with discouragement. I resolved if I was to be in Concert Choir instead of Chamber, and on JV instead of Varsity.

 

My efforts did not go unnoticed. Those two weeks set the tone for the rest of the year. I had  incredibly successful athletic seasons. And was part of multiple award winning Choral ensembles. I excelled academically, and worked every task to my utmost ability. I learned something that Friday. It’s always worth it to strive, even when faced with failure, because overcoming produces a virtue found nowhere else. Resilience.

 

I see Hillcrest as a sort of divine potter's wheel. The clay of my life was scrupulously collected throughout my years in africa, and now it has been refined, molded. It now has purpose and use. God has used Hillcrest as a place to truly begin to show me how I am His vessel.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Hillcrest parents say their students receive a more diverse and integrated school environment than many of their friends in larger cities. Because of the unique small town feel of Fergus Falls, students are drawn into the stories and beautiful cultures that are present at Hillcrest. This reality fosters a robust classroom, where differences of opinion are expressed as students learn how to form logical thoughts and are trained to communicate winsomely in an academic environment.

Hillcrest's academic program is dynamic. Most classrooms are discussion oriented, where students learn concepts and practice dialogue  

Hillcrest parents say their students receive a more diverse and integrated school environment than many of their friends in larger cities. Because of the unique small town feel of Fergus Falls, students are drawn into the stories and beautiful cultures that are present at Hillcrest. This reality fosters a robust classroom, where differences of opinion are expressed as students learn how to form logical thoughts and are trained to communicate winsomely in an academic environment.

Hillcrest's academic program is dynamic. Most classrooms are discussion oriented, where students learn concepts and practice dialogue  

Hillcrest parents say their students receive a more diverse and integrated school environment than many of their friends in larger cities. Because of the unique small town feel of Fergus Falls, students are drawn into the stories and beautiful cultures that are present at Hillcrest. This reality fosters a robust classroom, where differences of opinion are expressed as students learn how to form logical thoughts and are trained to communicate winsomely in an academic environment.

Hillcrest's academic program is dynamic. Most classrooms are discussion oriented, where students learn concepts and practice dialogue  

Hillcrest parents say their students receive a more diverse and integrated school environment than many of their friends in larger cities. Because of the unique small town feel of Fergus Falls, students are drawn into the stories and beautiful cultures that are present at Hillcrest. This reality fosters a robust classroom, where differences of opinion are expressed as students learn how to form logical thoughts and are trained to communicate winsomely in an academic environment.

Hillcrest's academic program is dynamic. Most classrooms are discussion oriented, where students learn concepts and practice dialogue  

Hillcrest parents say their students receive a more diverse and integrated school environment than many of their friends in larger cities. Because of the unique small town feel of Fergus Falls, students are drawn into the stories and beautiful cultures that are present at Hillcrest. This reality fosters a robust classroom, where differences of opinion are expressed as students learn how to form logical thoughts and are trained to communicate winsomely in an academic environment.

Hillcrest's academic program is dynamic. Most classrooms are discussion oriented, where students learn concepts and practice dialogue  

Hillcrest parents say their students receive a more diverse and integrated school environment than many of their friends in larger cities. Because of the unique small town feel of Fergus Falls, students are drawn into the stories and beautiful cultures that are present at Hillcrest. This reality fosters a robust classroom, where differences of opinion are expressed as students learn how to form logical thoughts and are trained to communicate winsomely in an academic environment.

Hillcrest's academic program is dynamic. Most classrooms are discussion oriented, where students learn concepts and practice dialogue  

The Proof in the Graduate

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Taylor Filippini | ‘10

“I learned to follow God step by step at Hillcrest.” Taylor is a Duke University Medical Fellow, working as a primary agent for funding of research and development.

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Cody Joy | ‘12

“I developed a love for science in Hillcrest’s robotics program.” Cody is completing his doctorate while serving as a specialist in research of a portable cancer detection device.

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The Hillcrest Experience

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.

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It's Formational

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 activities throughout the year.

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It's Diverse

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. 

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It's Life Changing

This wide array of cultural exposure serves to enrich the Hillcrest experience for every student.


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