Our College

History

Where we began

The early concept for Hillcrest Christian College began in the late 1970s, when members of Reedy Creek Baptist Church (formerly Palm Beach Baptist Church) raised concerns about the standards they saw in secular education, and established a steering committee for the formation of a Christian school.

Hillcrest Christian College was originally named Southern Gold Coast Christian Community School, and enrolled its inaugural cohort of students in 1982, with 37 children from Years 1 – 7. The School initially operated on the Church grounds, and moved to its current site in Reedy Creek in August 1986. 

As a ministry of the Reedy Creek Baptist Church, Hillcrest's founding mission was to provide a holistic Christian education to students of the Gold Coast. Hillcrest continues to operate and teach with this mission, and its values, principles and teachings are all based on the Bible. God revealed his love and plan for all humankind, through Jesus Christ, and our hope is to give our students a foundational Christian worldview, with a balanced perspective of the world.

For no one can lay a foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.     Corinthians 3:11