Betty Noble Starnes founded Hillcrest School in 1993 with eighteen students in grades Kindergarten through ninth.
In August of that year, Hillcrest School was recognized as a 501(c)3 not for profit organization by the United States Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service.
The school relocated to 2101 West Wall Street and welcomed 41 students in the second academic year.
The school was first accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It means that the first graduating class in 2001 earned an accredited high school diploma equipping them for their next step, whether it be college or a profession.
The first class of three seniors graduated from Hillcrest School and earned their high school diploma.
A generous donation of the building at 3510 North “A” Street prompted the move to Hillcrest School’s new educational home with more instructional space for increasing enrollment.
In January, Hillcrest School relocated to the current campus at 2800 North “A” Street and started the Spring semester in a permanent home that is tailor made for an educational environment.
The recent capital addition, completed in November 2016, provides facilities and updates that allow for enhanced educational opportunities within the well-rounded program with a separate high school, gymnasium, new playground, and increased instructional space.
The first competitive basketball and volleyball seasons were completed with support from a spirit team and hundreds of fans cheering on our athletes.
Close to 100 students are enrolled in grades Kindergarten through twelfth.