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  1. Academics
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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Sports
    B+
Hillcrest Christian School is a highly rated, private, Christian school located in Thousand Oaks, CA. It has 292 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. Tuition is $14,400 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 79% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$14,400
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid

Hillcrest Christian School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1200
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  • Homecoming
    33%
  • Spirit Week
    33%
  • Backyard bbq
    17%
  • Pep rallies
    17%

Students

Diversity
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Students
292
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Preschool

Annual Cost
$13,000
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
2
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
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  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    Yes

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
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Clubs & Activities

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Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$105,485
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,008
National
$949
Median Home Value
$695,400
National
$184,700
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Hillcrest Christian School Reviews

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If I had written my review a year ago, I probably would have given this school 5 stars. Unfortunately, the current administration has completely dragged this school down the toilet. The new head of school is awful! They have fired so many quality teachers this year and the communication is horrendous. It is apparent that they are only interested in their social media presence and their image in the community; not about having a quality education. Hillcrest used to be a family environment but that is no longer. I encourage you to talk to CURRENT parents and read CURRENT reviews of this school as it has done a complete 180 in the past 2 years. If the current head of school is still in charge when you read this, RUN!
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HCS is a school that will prepare students to be competitive in academia and the workplace. Students who are willing to take advantage of the unique opportunities and personalized attention from teachers will reap the benefits of a smaller learning environment. Attending HCS and participating in various extracurricular activities allowed me to have a more well-rounded high school experience and allowed me to stand out amongst my peers in college applications and gain admission into several top 100 universities. HCS instilled fundamental skills and prepared me to be successful in my university's honors program and beyond. If you are looking for a place that will help your child develop and reach his/her full academic, spiritual, and social potential, check out HCS!
We LOVE Hillcrest! Both of our kids went to the preschool for 3 years and now I have one in Kindergarten and one going into 3rd grade. When considering a private, Christian school, we didn't even look anywhere else because we knew that at Hillcrest they honor God above all else and the staff truly invest in and mentor their students. Hillcrest is not just "Christian" in name. The teachers and staff truly aim to glorify God in all they do. The academics have also been excellent as well as the extra curricular activities they offer. I was very excited to hear that they started an elementary worship team this year as we are a family who loves playing music. Another thing we love is their "Bible Buddy" program. During elementary chapel each child is paired with a Bible Buddy (an older elementary student) who sits with them and helps them navigate through their Bible and talk through the subject matter at chapel each week. We are truly blessed to call Hillcrest part of our family.