Hillcrest is a K-12th grade International Christian School with an American curriculum. The school was founded in 1942 as a boarding school for missionary children. Today a significant number of children come from Nigeria, but a good number come from other countries. The school is owned and operated by eight missions/church organizations.
Hillcrest is divided into three schools, each with a principal. Elementary School is Kindergarten to 5th grade. Middle School is 6th to 8th grade and High School is 9th to12th grade. In their junior and senior years students may elect to take a number of AP classes. Annually almost all graduates are admitted into North American universities.
Hillcrest is situated in the city of Jos on a 4,300 foot high plateau. Jos is located in the central part of Nigeria. Temperatures are mild all year around; somewhat similar to that of Southern California except that it rains more in Jos.
Address: 13 Old Bukuru Road, PO Box 652, Jos. Plateau State. Nigeria
LGA: Jos North , TOWN/CITY: Jos , STATE: Plateau
Category: Creche / Pre-Nursery / Kindergarten, Nursery / Primary School, Secondary,
Gender: Boys and girls
Religion: Mixed Religion
Facility: Boarding and Day
Fee Range: -
Educating Global Disciples of Christ.
Hillcrest has three categories of students. They are:
Ministry A Children - Children of cooperating bodies
Ministry B Children - Children of Affiliate status
General Children – All other children.
All children desiring to attend Hillcrest must go through an admissions process.
Elementary General Students will only be admitted before the beginning of a school year.
Secondary General Students will be admitted before the beginning of the school year or before the beginning of the second semester.
Admission into Hillcrest is contingent upon several criteria:
A. Purchase of application forms, physical forms, and parents’ interview
B. Applications completed and submitted to the Admissions Secretary with appropriate fee before deadline
C. Applicant passing an entrance exam and interview
D. Availability in the target class level
E. Final acceptance by Hillcrest Board of Governors
Admissions Process at Hillcrest School for General and Ministry B Children is as follows:
Purchase an application form the first week in December
Parental interview with the Admissions Officer takes place in January.
Completed application form and accompanying documents are due on or before the last week in January
Student testing and interviews will take place mid February
Results will be sent to parents by mid March.
1. Parental Interview
An interview does not guarantee placement in Hillcrest.
Applications will be filled out by the parents and turned in to the Hillcrest Admissions Secretary with a non-refundable application fee of N20,000. Applicants are also required to submit their international passport, passport pictures, their birth certificate and previous school transcripts. The Admissions Secretary collects and files all application forms and conducts all routine admissions correspondence.
3. Student Testing and Interview
In February, Hillcrest will conduct student admissions testing and student interviews. Grade specific tests and criteria are addressed below. All children are tested irrespective of space in the target grade. If in July there is still availability in a target class level, but the applicant has not been tested, an applicant may seek permission to be tested at that time.
4. Admissions Results
By mid March, admissions results are announced and sent via email. Upon admission, the Admissions Secretary will give an applicant an acceptance packet.
New Parents’ Orientation is held two days before school begins. At this meeting, parents receive an orientation packet.
Admissions Process for Ministry A Children
The application fee and parental interviews are waived for Ministry A families
A regular application and physical form must be completed by Ministry A families
Testing and interviews should take place at the same time as that of Ministry B and General children.
Hillcrest will make exceptions to the testing or interview timing if necessary.
Ministry A children may also be tested in July.
Ministry A parents are encouraged to apply for admission the first week of December
Ministry A children from other educational systems may be admitted during the school year.
Entrance test scores, previous school records and interviews will be used to determine the prospective student’s individual ability level. Student interviews with the appropriate grade level admissions committee will be used to make recommendations regarding admissions.
Based on our Christian missionary roots, our vision is to be strategically used by God as a quality international Christian school, educating global disciples of Christ in all facets of society, and increasingly living out our Core Values.
The Hillcrest School curriculum is based on an American curriculum and follows the California Standards. It is accredited with the Middle States Association in the United States and the Association of Christian Schools International.
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