2500 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102 Phone: 412-854-4040

Hillcrest High School

9th grade girls with elementary girls 

What do you look for when selecting a high school for your child?

HCA recently conducted a study of 7th and 8th grade parents at the school and asked them that question.  57% of responders said that “Strong Academics” were the most important thing they look for.

Well, then look no further.

Hillcrest Christian Academy has over 35 years of experience in providing outstanding academics in grades K-8, and we have brought that same level of expertise to the High School level. HCA’s course of study is as good as, or better than, the level of instruction that students receive at some of the top-ranked public school districts in the area.  HCA offers a challenging curriculum, including honors-level courses in Social Studies, Math, and the Sciences.  We host our own chapter of the National Honor Society. And recently, in partnership with Geneva College and Carlow College, we began offering dual-enrollment college-level courses in Algebra, Calculus, Chemistry, English Composition, Research and Writing, Engineering, and Computer Science.  In 2018, we introduced our exclusive Digital Media Production curriculum, and soon we will be outfitting our own production studio!

The second most important thing that survey responders look for when choosing a high school is Biblical Worldview.  Now that is what makes Hillcrest the right choice for your family.  Everything your child is taught is filtered through the lens of Biblical truth.  Students graduate Hillcrest with a stronger faith and the ability to meet the world on God’s terms, not the world’s.  A dedicated Bible teacher with a Masters in Divinity, facilitates daily Bible classes, leads the students in service projects, and coordinates weekly chapel services.

Many people believe that High School is a perfect time to “test the waters” of the public school system, even if their children attended Christian schools all of their life up until that point.  According to a 2005 study on youth entitled, "National Study of Youth and Religion," thousands of teens who were raised in a Christian home but now considered themselves to be non-religious were asked why they no longer practiced their faith. The most common answer (32%) was intellectual skepticism.  Humanism and relativism is the overriding worldview of public education today.  Mixed with a culture in which drugs, alcohol, and promiscuity are seen as the “cool” thing to do, and you have a potentially faith-derailing experience. 

Some of our responders mentioned that a comprehensive sports program is important to them.  HCA is a member of the Southwest Christian Athletic Conference and competes with local Christian schools in basketball, volleyball, soccer, and track and field.  Hillcrest also fields baseball teams through the Bethel Church League.

And if Fine Arts is what you would like to see in a High School, Hillcrest is on stage with you on that one too.  In Spring 2019, High School students presented their first musical production.  There is also the Worship Team, Choir and Band for those with truly musical talents.

Hillcrest students have the benefit of a Christian guidance counselor to help them through college testing and application procedures, as well as to help them discover what their God-given purpose in life is.  There is no place that a Hillcrest graduate cannot go, since our high school is recognized by, and accredited by, the Association of Christian Schools International and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

In 2016, HCA completed construction on an Upper School building complete with a fully equipped science lab, an outdoor courtyard in which high school students can enjoy lunch, spacious lockers, and wi-fi technology. We offer in a highly academic, 21st century, distinctively Christian high school experience. You owe it to your students to check out Hillcrest Christian Academy--the right choice for high school.