Iowa City & North Liberty

Iowa City & North Liberty

Discover Hillcrest Academy, a Private High School Close to Iowa City & North Liberty

Since 1945, families from Iowa City and North Liberty have chosen Hillcrest Academy for its strong college preparatory program, small class sizes, and wide range of extracurricular activities. Students in grades 9-12 thrive on our 40-acre campus. The exceptional faculty at Hillcrest teach and mentor students in a close-knit learning community. As a result, they grow socially, emotionally, spiritually, and academically. When graduates leave our campus, they are prepared to make a positive impact on the world. 

Why Do Iowa City Families Choose Hillcrest Academy?

“We live in Iowa City and we are so thankful that our kids attend Hillcrest Academy. The commute is simple and safe, and if needed, the school provides transportation through daily shuttle. The short drive is well worth what our kids get from their Hillcrest education, extracurriculars, and the relationships they have developed.”

 -Randy and Kristen Rempel, alumnus from ‘92 and parents of Gretta ‘19, Jace ‘23 and Ellen

Christ-Centered Education
We welcome students and families from a variety of Christian congregations and denominations. Our program is designed to help students strengthen their faith through regular chapels, small groups, service projects and biblical truth which is interwoven throughout our academic programs and activities.

High Academic Standards 
Students are prepared for college through an exceptional academic program with 11 advanced placement options and numerous electives. Test scores reflect the quality of our program. Hillcrest students ranking in the 98th percentile nationally on Iowa Assessments and surpass the national average ACT scores. 

Enriching Student Life
There’s something for everyone at Hillcrest. We offer several performing arts programs, 12 varsity sports teams, and a wide range of clubs and organizations. Students enjoy a strong sense of school spirit and community involvement.

Moving to Iowa City, North Liberty, or Coralville?
Iowa City and surrounding areas offer a variety of great neighborhoods, attractions, and employers. Families love that there are numerous educational opportunities in the area. When you arrive, we’d love to show you around and tell you more about how Hillcrest Academy is unique. 

Directions to Hillcrest Academy from Iowa City:
Hillcrest Academy is only minutes away from Iowa City. Suggested route* via Highway 1 below: 

  • Travel to IA-1 S/Hwy 1 W (11.2 mi)
  • Turn right onto 500th St SW (1.2 mi)
  • Slight left onto Angle Rd SW (3.0 mi)
  • Turn right onto 540th St SW (0.6 mi)
  • Turn left onto Calkins Ave SW (0.2 mi)
  • Hillcrest Academy is located at 1421 540th St SW, Kalona, IA 52247.

*Driving directions from Google Maps

Ready to Learn More?
If you’re looking for an academically excellent private high school near Iowa City, IA, request more information about Hillcrest Academy today!