FAQs

FAQs

Are parents required to be a Christian in order for their child to attend Hill Country Christian School?
We require at least one parent to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Click here to read more about our admissions policies. Click here to read our position statement on gender identity, marriage, and sexuality.

Is Hill Country Christian School affiliated with a church?
We are a ministry of Hill Country Bible Church Austin (www.hcbc.com). We do not receive financial support from the church, and we operate as a separate 501(c)(3).

What age must students be to begin preschool?
Students must be three by September 1 for our three-year-old class and four by September 1 for our four-year-old class.

What age must students be to begin kindergarten?
Students must be five years old by September 1.

What preschool options does Hill Country offer?
We offer three-day (T, W, Th) and five-day programs.

What are the school hours?

  • Preschool: 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (after school care offered until 6:00 p.m.)
  • Kindergarten through fifth grade: Monday: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (late start for staff development) and Tuesday–Friday: 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (after school care offered until 6:00 p.m.)
  • Sixth through twelfth grade: Monday: 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. (late start for staff development), and Tuesday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Does Hill Country offer after school care?
We offer Knights Care until 6:00 p.m. for PK-5th grade students for an additional fee.

Does Hill Country require students to wear uniforms?
We do not require our students to wear uniforms, but we do have a dress code.

How many students attend Hill Country?
As of January 2017, 619 students are enrolled.

What is Hill Country’s waiting pool policy?
If no spots are available, qualified applicants will be placed in a waiting pool. Wait pools are not prioritized waiting lists. If an opening becomes available, the admissions committee will select the most appropriate candidate. The school reserves the right to give priority consideration to qualified sibling and alumni child applicants.

Does Hill Country have an International Student Program?
We do not have a program at this time.

How can I request more information or schedule a tour?
Click here to request information or schedule a tour, or contact us at 512-331-7036 or admissions@hccsa.org.

Can students spend the day at Hill Country to meet students and teachers and experience the atmosphere?
Parents are welcome to request a Student Visit Day for their child(ren) after meeting with the admissions office.

What percent of Hill Country graduates are accepted to a four-year college or university?
One-hundred percent of the Class of 2016 was accepted to at least one four-year college or university.

Do your students undergo STAAR testing?
No. STAAR tests are mandated for public schools. We do administer standardized tests in grades 2-8 once per year so we may measure our students’ progress and compare their performance to private and public schools across the nation. Our philosophy is that standardized testing should be an assessment of the efficacy of our classroom instruction and curriculum; therefore, we do not review for testing.

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