Admissions Overview

Admissions Overview

Private Middle School and High School

Grades 6-12

As a parent, you want your child to receive an excellent, Christ-centered education within a caring community. We’re thrilled that you’re interested in learning more about Hillcrest Academy. Hillcrest has a rich high school tradition and a middle school program that launched with sixth grade starting in 2023.

At Hillcrest, students gain more than just a firm academic foundation. Students graduate with the confidence and skills they need to take their place as Christian leaders in their colleges and communities.

Value of a Hillcrest Education

The biblical worldview informs everything we do at Hillcrest, as we share God’s love, show honor to one another, and demonstrate a heart for service. 

Located in beautiful southeastern Iowa, our beautiful campus is just a short drive from both Kalona and Iowa City. Hillcrest families love the caring campus atmosphere where students feel welcome, included and safe.

5:1 student-teacher ratio • 25 average ACT composite score • 19 churches represented

Hillcrest is more than a school. To me, it’s a family.

-Hannah, Hillcrest Academy alumni

Admissions Process

The steps in the admissions process are designed to help you become familiar with our school, so that you can decide if Hillcrest is right for you.

Start the journey by contacting our admissions team. The best way to get to know us is to experience the campus firsthand! Ask about official visit days or schedule a more personalized family tour of Hillcrest here. We can’t wait to meet you!

After your visit, you’re invited to begin the application process.

  • Applications are available for the middle and high school programs
  • Paper and online application for admission options are available

Questions? If you’re searching for the best private school in Kalona, IA and the surrounding area, we can help! Contact (319) 656-2073 ext. 200 or

Meet Rebecca!

Rebecca Beachy Miller
Director of Enrollment
(319) 656-2073 ext. 200

Welcome to Hillcrest Academy!

I am Rebecca Beachy Miller and I’ve been part of the Hillcrest team since 2019.  I look forward to meeting you and helping to guide you through the enrollment process. As a proud Hillcrest parent, I am thrilled to have my daughter, Ava at Hillcrest for the next four years.  

On behalf of the admissions team, I invite you to come see Hillcrest for yourself. We look forward to getting to know you and supporting you along this journey.

Go Ravens!

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As you consider private Christian middle and high schools in Kalona, IA, we invite you to learn more about Hillcrest Academy. Explore how we prepare students for lives of Christian discipleship, peacemaking, and service.