How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in Hill Country Christian School. Our application may be completed online, but we would first like to speak with you or meet you. Please contact our admissions office at 512-331-7036 or admissions@hccsa.org to begin the conversation about your child’s future as a Hill Country Knight. View admissions testing information here.

Wait Pools

The Lord has blessed Hill Country Christian School of Austin with growing enrollment! 

Because we value small class sizes, excellent student-to-teacher ratios, and scheduling flexibility, a predetermined capacity is set for each grade level in our school. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of seats available, qualified applicants are placed in a wait pool.

Wait pools are not prioritized waiting lists. If an opening becomes available, the admissions committee selects the most appropriate candidate. The school reserves the right to give priority consideration to qualified siblings of current students, staff children, and alumni children applicants.

For next school year (2022-2023):

We are actively accepting applications for: PK-3 (3-day), PK-4 (5-day), Kinder Bridge, Kinder, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th

We are accepting applications but have a wait pool for: PK-3 (5-day), 1st, 4th, 6th 

We are not accepting applications for: PK-4 (3-day) and 12th grade. (Students are normally not considered for admission after the fall semester of 11th grade. Exceptions may be made for students transferring from a similar private Christian school, children of school or church staff, or by approval of the head of school.)

We updated our wait pools on May 16, 2022. We will reevaluate them again in June and may add more sections, at which time we’ll update our website.

How many candidates will the school admit from the wait pool?

While we cannot predict what will happen this year, historically, we have been able to offer admissions to a few candidates from each grade level every year.

When will we begin offering places to candidates in the wait pool?

While seats may become available at any time throughout the school year, there are some key dates to note in the wait pool process.

  • March 2022: Our current families must notify us of their intent to withdraw by late February. Wait pool families can typically expect to be notified of new openings beginning in March for the upcoming year.
  • May 2022: Late spring is when families tend to consider changing jobs and moving out of the area, which generates enrollment openings.
  • December 2022: If an enrolled family must make a mid-year school change, they will let us know by December 15; this may result in new openings beginning in January.

When does the wait pool close, and what happens next?

The wait pool officially closes on August 31, 2022, unless a candidate requests to be considered for mid-year admission should an opening become available. Applicants who wish to reapply for the 2023-2024 school year will be eligible to begin the process in October 2022.

Admissions Timeline

Early Decision EnrollmentOpen EnrollmentSpecial ConsiderationMid-Year Transfers
October 1–January 31February 1–April 30May1-First Day of SchoolDuring the School Year
This is the best time of year to apply! Accepted applicants are guaranteed placement (if space allows.)The school year will be here soon! We are actively filling our remaining seats. Wait pools are likely.It’s not too late! Summer applications are welcome. Anticipate wait pools in multiple grade levels.Mid-year transfers are considered on a per-application basis.
$120 Admissions Application Fee (non-refundable)$170 Admissions Application Fee (non-refundable)$220 Admissions Application Fee(non-refundable)$220 Admissions Application Fee (non-refundable)
Tuition Assistance priority deadline is February 3, 2022. Tuition Assistance application fee is $40. Tuition Assistance priority deadline is February 3, 2022. Tuition Assistance application fee is $40. After February 3, tuition assistance is considered on a rolling basis; funds may no longer be available. Tuition Assistance application fee is $40. After February 3, tuition assistance is considered on a rolling basis; funds may no longer be available. Tuition Assistance application fee is $40. 
Once application forms are fully submitted, application process will be completed within 10 business days.Once application forms are fully submitted, application process will be completed within 15 business days.Fifteen business day completion timetable NOT GUARANTEED.Fifteen business day completion timetable NOT GUARANTEED.
$1000 New Student Fee due at time of contract signing.$1000 New Student Fee due at time of contract signing.$1000 New Student Fee due at time of contract signing. One month non-refundable tuition deposit due at time of contract signing.$1000 New Student Fee due at time of contract signing. One month non-refundable tuition deposit due at time of contract signing.
Free T-shirt provided (travel shirt for Lower School students and spirit shirt for Upper School students)______

Now Accepting Applications for the 2022-2023 School Year!


Hill Country Christian School of Austin admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, tuition assistance programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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