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Who We Are

Hillcrest Academy is an outstanding Christian school serving 7th-12th graders.  Hillcrest is located along the Otter Tail river in beautiful Fergus Falls, MN.  The school offers an excellent resident program for students living outside of the Fergus Falls area with fully staffed boy's and girl's dormitories.   Regardless of whether you live in Fergus Falls, out of state, or are from outside the USA, the Hillcrest experience is one you don't want to miss.


Principal's Message

Principal Jeff Isaac

Today’s high school students find themselves under immense pressure to conform to the thinking of this world.  Many find themselves in desperate need of transformation in what they believe about God, the way they act, and the way they think.  They need a renewing of their mind, to be moved from where they are right now into a deeper and more intimate relationship with the one true God. 

In Romans 12:1-2, Paul writes, “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – which is your spiritual worship.  Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.” 

While at Hillcrest, students will receive a holistic education that touches their heart, mind, and soul.  They will be challenged to engage their culture, to be Christian in their thinking and actions, and to use their gifts to honor God and advance His kingdom.   It has been the experience of many that God changes them while they are here at Hillcrest.  For some God will meet them on a mission trip or through a community outreach.  For others God will speak to them through a godly and caring instructor.  For still others it may be a mentoring dean or friends that God will use to draw them closer to Him. Whatever the avenue, we know that God will meet them at Hillcrest and it is our mission that they learn, live, and change for the glory of God. 

As you pursue the best educational environment for your high school student, I encourage you to check us out.  Look through the information available at this web site and then give us a call.  We have people ready to provide you with even more information that can help you in this vital decision.  Better yet, set up a visit and experience a day in the life of a Hillcrest student.

Accreditation and Memberships

Hillcrest enjoys the benefits of being associated with several different organizations.  The following are the organizations that we are either accredited, members, or affiliated with. 


Minnesota Nonpublic School Accrediting Association



 Association of Christian Schools International




Minnesota State High School League






Minnesota Independent School Forum







Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America

Christian Education Resources