75 Parent Reviews for Hill Country Christian School
The reason we send our kids to Hill Country is because our kids are challenged in important areas of their lives while also being deeply cared for. We are a community, partnering together, to bring out the best in each student. This is a challenging academic environment but students are motivated because
... Read more it is also a relational environment. We have been at the school since kindergarten and have seen many changes over the years. The administration really listens to parents and makes appropriate changes to accomodate healthy feedback and growth of the school. I completely trust that my children will be prepared for college and life upon graduation. Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/05/15
Our family is grateful for Hill Country Christian School. Our kids have grown up at Hill Country. Over the last 9 years, we have been delighted by the numerous teachers who have loved and served our children. Each one has displayed a strong relationship with Jesus. From the Lower School to the Upper
... Read more School, teachers have powerfully impacted our children-- academically, socially, and spiritually. We strongly recommend HCCSA! Read less
Posted by a parent on 12/10/14
The only reason for giving an entire one star is that the Lower School principal is FINALLY on the way out. I hope then that opens the door for the Headmaster to exit as well. Until the leadership tactics of favoring the the annual fund donors and ignoring bullying and discipline problems change, Hill
... Read more Country will not grow in terms of enrollment. Check the numbers and abysmal standardized test scores before re-enrolling - see what the net gain in students has been in the past few years ... Yes, HCCSA has had new students come in, but many others have left for valid reasons. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/08/14
Hill Country Christian is a key partner in our hopes to develop our children into Christ-seeking, problem-solving leaders, and the school has exceeded our expectations. The school has top-notch teachers who truly love the children and seek ways to challenge them while guiding them spiritually. We are
... Read more impressed with the school's ability to teach to a wide range of skill sets among the students. They constantly tell us that all students learn differently and that is their mission to find the right way to teach each child. I have tremendous faith that our investment at this school will pay off as I see the young leaders that our children are turning into. As a result, I expect our children to attend excellent colleges in the future, probably with significant scholarship money based on their experience at HCCSA. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/07/14
My family has been at Hill Country for seven years and there isn't enough space on this website to express what a blessing it has been for our children. My children have excelled academically, socially, and spiritually at this school. They are confident and able to speak in front of their peers without
... Read more giving it a second thought thanks to the training and leadership opportunities they have been given over the years plus the support and encouragement from their teachers. My kids feel very accepted here for who they are and how God made them and feel loved and known by their teachers. I'm really confused by all the comments on here that people with money get treated differently. We do not have money, we barely make ends meet with both parents working, we only give a small amount per year (under $100) to the annual fund and we can't afford to go to the Spring events, yet I have NEVER been treated any differently nor have my children. I personally am very thankful for the "rich" people that come to Hill Country because if they are generous and give to the annual fund then my children get to benefit from their giving!!! In my opinion, it's a win/win for my family! Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/13/14
We recently went to enroll our child in this school. We were coming from a very high rated private school where our child had done exceptionally well. His overall GPA was 3.56, and he was considered to be one of the easiest students in his grade level to deal with. He had had absolutely NO discipline
... Read more issues al his years there. The only issue had been his standardized test scores which were in the 55%. This was primarily due to test anxiety. We were told by Hill Country that he did not meet their standards, and therefore he would not be able to attend. Even the school he was coming from was surprised by their decision. Since that time I have been told that Hill Country can be a little discriminatory which is what we found to be the case. Almost immediately after that he was admitted to another Christian school nearby with no problems. They were actually thrilled to get him after talking to his previous school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/24/14
My kids have gone to the school for several years, and my family has had a great experience with academics, the teachers, the staff, and other families. I have seen some of the negative reviews on this site, and I think people should know that most if not all of them were written by one disgruntled
... Read more person I know who left the school a couple of years ago. This person keeps getting different email addresses over a couple of years to write these anonymous negative reviews, and that makes me sad. I am sorry that you are allowing bitterness to rule in you. You were unhappy with the school you went to before this one, you were unhappy here, and I'm guessing you are unhappy at your new school. I hope that you can learn to let go of your anger at some point, for your sake and for the sake of your child. That's no way to live. For others who are looking for a school for your child, Hill Country is a great choice where your child will be known and loved and won't just be a number or a standardized test score. It is a financial sacrifice for my family, but I believe it has been worth it. I know this is the right place for my kids and I am thankful God brought us to HCCS. Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/01/14
If your child is caucasian, conservative, pretends to love God and baby Jesus this is the school for you! If you or your child does not align with the prior description, it's ok....parents and teachers will pray that you and your child will someday appreciate and know God's grace. The pros: Speech
... Read more Meet - an opportunity to really understand the nuances of public speaking at a young age. Good, solid math, literature and reading curriculum. They have a school wide strategy for teaching grammar, history, reading and math. The cons: A good dose of hypocrisy daily...from teachers to parents. Bullying and inappropriate practices from the younger boys (elementary school) are addressed but never really mitigated. Parents have established cliques and do not handle diversity well. They seem more interested in showing others how they can praise God versus practicing Jesus's teachings. Read less
Posted by a other on 06/01/14
Our child will be going into their 5th year at this school, and we couldn't be happier!
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Posted by a parent on 05/22/14
My child has Type 1 Diabetes and has been here 3 yrs (prek-1st). The care she receives from nurses, teachers, and aides has been wonderful. For starters, most Type 1 parents know the frustration of trying to find a preschool. Texas doesn't require private schools to make accommodations for diabetics.
... Read more And public schools aren't required to accept diabetics into their prek programs. Beyond that, most preschools don't have nurses, and finding teachers who feel comfortable checking blood sugar, treating low blood sugar episodes, or giving insulin after meals can be difficult. I probably called 20 schools looking for one I could send my child to and not be worried about her passing out from low blood sugar while at school. You can imagine how happy I was when I found out that not only does HCCS have a full-time nurse (even for prek), but this nurse also has a lot of experience with Type 1 Diabetes. She really "gets it", and so does the part-time nurse. I feel like both nurses know my child's pancreas as well as I do, and I love them for it! I am also very happy with the academics, and what my kids learn about Jesus. If God wills, I hope to see my kids graduate High School from HCCS. Read less
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Austin schools — Hill Country Christian School is located at 12124 Ranch Road 620 N, Austin TX 78750. 12124 Ranch Road 620 N is in the 78750 ZIP code in Austin, TX Hill Country Christian School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 12.
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