Details overview

Hours 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
School leader Head Master - Mr. Bill McGee
Transportation options None
Preschool capacity 0

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code
Religious affiliation Non-denominational
Schedule Block scheduling
Homeroom/advisory
Traditional
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school College preparatory
Faith-based
STEM
Coed/Single-gender Mixto

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning We are Classical and college-preparatory, emphasizing mastery of foundational skills (Grammar stage), development of reasoning and critical thinking (Logic stage), and cultivation of persuasive communication (Rhetoric phase). We teach all subjects from a biblical worldview.
Academic themes / Areas of focus General - school does not emphasize one particular subject

Classes

6
Visual Arts
including: Drawing / Sketching
4
Music
including: Instrumental and theory music lessons
4
AP Classes
including: Calculus AB
2
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Rock band
Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Dance
Drama
Improv
Career and Tech programs None
Media arts Graphics
Technical design and production
Video and film production
Visual arts Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
World languages taught Latin
Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered None
AP classes offered Biology
Calculus AB
Comparative Government and Politics
English Literature and Composition

Support

17
Facilities
including: Garden / Greenhouse
Facilities Art room
Auditorium
College / career center
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Kitchen
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Natural area
Outdoor learning lab
Performance stage
Playground
Chapel / spiritual reflection center
Science lab
Sports Fields
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Gifted and talented programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring
College preparation resources College/career counseling
College prep programs/courses during the year
College information sessions/fairs
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Special education program details We support a variety of student profiles with identified neurodiversities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, and gifted & talented.
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Specific learning disabilities
Speech and language impairments

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered Yes
Type of center In-school
Early childhood starting age 3 years old
Days open Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Requirements for attending Preschool students must be potty trained before the start of school in August.
Financial aid options None
Preschool meals offered None
Social emotional skills development We teach the children that they are created by God, and they learn about who they are in Christ. Each child is an image bearer of God, and they learn to treat each other with respect and kindness. Teachers use the children's interactions to teach the appropriate way to show emotions. Teachers and students role play and explore how to be a good friend. We teach them to learn how to "read" a person's body language and facial expressions.
Math skills development We have calendar time when we talk about numbers, count, play with numbers, amd ask questions like "what's one more?" or "two less?" We have manipulatives for the children to play with, learn to count, and create patterns. We do pattern counting and practice counting to 100. We love to play bingo, tic tac toe, Uno, and other beginner games.
Speech development Our days are filled with music! We sing silly songs, songs to help us learn new concepts, and songs of praise. Each day is filled with opportunities to talk with friends and teachers and ask questions. Our students interact with several teachers at art, Spanish, music & movement, technology, chapel, and the library. Teachers work in small groups so each child's voice is heard. Teachers have conversations with the students throughout the day. We are talk about anything that is important to them.
Reading skills development We read a lot. The students are exposed to many types of literature. We teach nursery rhymes to help students learn how to rhyme and play with words. Students write/draw in weekly journals. They start with drawing pictures and finish the year spelling words phonetically. We use the Abeka phonics curriculum, which introduces the letters and blends. By the end of the year, the students are sounding out short vowel words. The teachers send home weekly readers during the spring semester.
Typical day and activities Children participate in interactive and energetic Bible lessons, songs, and chapel. They go to music and movement, art, Spanish, and technology (iPads) classes. They play outside daily. They experience multi-sensory learning centers that meet the needs of different learning styles. They learn reading, writing, and math readiness skills through phonics-based curricula. They have special visitors and events, such as visits from a petting zoo and the fire department, a sock hop, and a luau.
Maximum number of infants per adult 0
Maximum number of toddlers per adult 0
Maximum number of 2 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of 3 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of 4 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of kindergartners per adult 0
Maximum number of school-age children per adult 0

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 87% 31%
Asian or Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Hispanic 4% 51%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Black 3% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

12
Girls Sports
including: Basketball
14
Boys Sports
including: Cross country
16
Clubs
including: Dance club
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Fencing
Golf
Gymnastics
PE classes
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Cross country
Fencing
Flag football
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
PE classes
Power lifting / Weight lifting
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Clubs Book / reading club
Boy Scouts
Chess club
Community service
Dance club
Debate
Drama club
Drum line
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
National Honor Society (NHS)
Robotics club
Science club
Student council / government
Student newspaper
Foreign language and culture club
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs After
After school end time 06:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Monitor the playground
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Tutor
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Parent involvement details Our faculty and staff communicate with parents through a variety of channels on a regular basis. From our robust Student Management System to emails, newsletters, and phone calls, our faculty and staff value ongoing dialogue with parents. Parents are invited and encouraged to volunteer at the school, have lunch with their children, or attend our weekly chapel services.
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying We have a formal bullying policy that all parents and students read and agree to. We outline what constitutes bullying, how to report bullying, and how the school will respond and intervene.

Awards

Academic award Voted "Best Private School" by readers of Hill Country News
Year received 2015
Academic award Voted "Best Private School" by readers of Hill Country News
Year received 2014
Academic award Voted "Best Private School" by readers of Hill Country News
Year received 2013

Teachers

14
Staff
including: College counselor
Staff Behavioral health specialist
Coach(es)
College counselor
Gifted Specialist
Librarian / media specialist
Nurse
Reading specialist
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
School counselor
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff Spanish
Staff details Our teachers average more than 12 year of experience. They are committed to know every child personally, fulfilling our promise that we will know your child, we will love your child, and we will prepare your child.

Neighborhood

Transportation options None
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Hill Country Bible Church
Partner website Www.hcbc.com

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details Our application may be completed online, but we would first like to speak with or meet prospective families. After completing the application process, students take an age-appropriate admissions test. Once testing is complete and all student records have been received, the admissions review committee reviews the student’s file and determine whether the family will be invited for an interview.
Learn more Http://www.hillcountrychristianschool.org/admissions/the-process/
Application requirements Application
Application fee
Entrance exam
Interview
Recommendations
Transcript
Type of application deadline Rolling
Application submission begins 11/01/2015
Tuition range (low) $2900
Tuition range (high) $12000
For the year 2016-2017
Financial aid offered School-based aid
Vouchers accepted No
# of applications received 780
For the year 2013-2014
# of students accepted 600
For the year 2013-2014

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012