The Process

The Process

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. Click here to read our admissions policies.

How to Apply for Preschool

Step 1 – Application

Complete the student application online by clicking the button below.

ApplyOnlineThe non-refundable application fee is $150 per student. Submit the following records within 10 days of completion of the application. Records may be delivered to the school, emailed to admissions@hccsa.org, or faxed to 512-257-4172.

  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Copy of immunization records or immunization exemption form
  • Recommendation forms:
    • Personal recommendation (see below)
    • Preschool/kindergarten recommendation (see below)*

* Not needed for three-year-old preschoolers.

Hill Country has a rolling admissions policy and therefore does not have an application deadline. However, to ensure the best opportunity for admission, we recommend that applications and testing be completed by March 15.

Step 2 – Assessment

Preschool applicants participate in a play-based assessment to aid in determining their compatibility with the academic environment at Hill Country. The admissions office will contact applicants to schedule an assessment.

Step 3 – Interview

Once the assessment is complete and all student records have been received, the admissions review committee will review the student’s file and determine whether the family will be invited for an interview. We request that both parents attend the interview.

Step 4 – Admissions Decision

Official acceptance (or non-acceptance) will be communicated in writing within two weeks of the family interview or admissions review committee decision.

Step 5 – Enrollment Agreement

Upon the student’s acceptance to the school, parents will receive an enrollment agreement via email. The enrollment agreement must be completed online within 10 days.

Step 6 – Tuition Agreement

Within seven days of completion of the enrollment agreement, parents will receive a tuition agreement via email. The tuition agreement must be completed online within 15 days.

How to Apply for Kindergarten through 12th Grade

Step 1 – Application

Complete the student application online by clicking the button below.

ApplyOnlineThe non-refundable application fee is $150 per student. Submit the following records within 10 days of completion of the application. Records may be delivered to the school, emailed to admissions@hccsa.org, or faxed to 512-257-4172.

  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Copy of immunization records or immunization exemption form
  • Copy of standardized test scores*
  • Copy of all available school records, including most recent report card*
  • TAPPS Previous Athletic Participation Form: for 9th-12th grade athletes only (see below)
  • Recommendation forms:
    • All applicants: personal recommendation (see below)
    • Kindergarten applicants: preschool/kindergarten recommendation (see below)
    • 1st through 6th grade applicants: administrator and teacher recommendations (see below)
    • 7th through 12th grade applicants: administrator and three teacher recommendations (math, science, and English teachers; see below)

* Not needed for kindergarten applicants.

Hill Country has a rolling admissions policy and therefore does not have an application deadline. However, to ensure the best opportunity for admission, we recommend that applications and testing be completed by March 15.

Step 2 – Testing

Students are required to take a grade level admissions test to aid in determining their compatibility with the academic environment at Hill Country. Click here to view admissions testing dates.

Students applying for kindergarten-4th grade take an admissions test at Hill Country. The admissions office will contact applicants to schedule testing.

Students applying for 5th-12th grade take an Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) at Hill Country Christian School or another Austin-area school. Parents must register the student through ISEE’s website at www.iseetest.org. Hill Country’s school code is 447616. ISEE’s testing fee is $110.

Step 3 – Interview

Once testing is complete and all student records have been received, the admissions review committee will review the student’s file and determine whether the family will be invited for an interview. We request that both parents attend the interview, as well as students applying to 4th through 12th grade.

Step 4 – Admissions Decision

Official acceptance (or non-acceptance) will be communicated in writing within two weeks of the family interview or admissions review committee decision.

Step 5 – Enrollment Agreement

Upon the student’s acceptance to the school, parents will receive an enrollment agreement via email. The enrollment agreement must be completed online within 10 days.

Step 6 – Tuition Agreement

Within seven days of completion of the enrollment agreement, parents will receive a tuition agreement via email. The tuition agreement must be completed online within 15 days.

 

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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