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Hillcrest Lutheran Academy

Hillcrest Lutheran Academy is a coeducational private Lutheran boarding traditional school for students in grades 7 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Rural


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Hillcrest Lutheran Academy says

Hillcrest Academy's mission is to equip students in a Bible-based Christ-centered environment for a life of significance. Educating to the heart, Hillcrest prepares students to understand the world around them as God designed it and equips students to be an active component in the world through academic disciplines and university preparation. Hillcrest Academy is a private Christian college praparatory boarding high school for grades 9-12. Hillcrest enrolls students from around the world and offers English as a second culture and ESL classes. Hillcrest is located in west-central Minnesota on 25 acres of the Ottertail River. Being tucked away in the city of Fergus Falls, Hillcrest is only 45 miles east of Fargo, North Datoka and 150 miles from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Athletic facilities include one full size gymnasium with a weight-room, one 3/4 sized gymnasium, a full-court soccer field and lighted football field. Hillcrest was founded in 1935 after a group of churches called for a school where their students could process the Christian life. Through the rigorous academic program, students at Hillcrest are directed to engage in the world through the various mission and study-and-mission programs offered. The Men and Women's dormitories equip students by encouraging self-directed discipline in their studies. Should a student struggle, the dormitory staff directs, encourages and mentors students to embrace their responsibilities as a young man or woman. Over the past 5 years, 98% of Hillcrest students attend private and state Universities, colleges or world-mission organizations. Hillcrest Academy is accredited through the Minnesota Nonpublic Schools Accrediation Association. Hillcrest is also an active member in the Minnesota Independent School Forum and Association of Christian Schools International. Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae: G.T. Gunhus - Four-star Army Chaplain, notable during the 9/11 attacks.





Grades Cost Term
High School $14,025 Annual

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Test Scores

1506 25th percentile score for the SAT Composite

2060 75th percentile score for the SAT Composite

1693 Average score for the SAT Composite

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 200
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
7 19
8 12
9 26
10 24
11 76
12 43

Hillcrest Lutheran Academy's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Hillcrest Lutheran Academy's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 13 : 1
Average Class Size 15
Gender 49% Male / 51% Female
Dress Code Casual
Percent Boarding 50%
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 83%
Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 4%
Asian 13%


  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Robotics

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