about us

The story of Hillcrest dates back to a mother's cry for help. A daughter had died of a brain tumour and a son born prematurely and at two years diagnosed with autism. A tragedy! The family home called Hillcrest named after the man-made hill in front of it was opened to the public and mothers were invited to bring in their children with special needs alongside their normal brothers and sisters. The response was overwhelming.

Armed with the experience of raising six children myself, encouraged and respected for empathy shown to mother of children with special needs, a school was in 1983 inadvertently born and named Hillcrest Junior Special Needs following the same pattern of integrating special needs children alongside their normal peers.

October, 1998 saw the birth of the secondary arm of Hillcrest. In the year 2013, the secondary arm of Hillcrest renamed Hillcrest College Calabar moved to its permanent site. Built majestically on a hill, similar to Hillcrest Junior two and a half decade before, Hillcrest College is happy to be at home at last and her service in education to the children of Cross River State and the World continues.

Our Mission Statement

To create awareness of self and the wider world through knowledge.

Our Motto

To create awareness of self and the wider world through knowledge.

Our Anthems

College Anthem

Oh Lord our God
How excellent is your name in all the earth
Oh Lord our God
How excellent is your name in all the earth
You have brought us from all parts of the world
To be groomed and moulded in this place
Hillcrest College
Oh Hillcrest College
Oh how high your great fame is
Hillcrest College
Oh Hillcrest College
Awareness through knowledge.


Junior School Anthem

We are the children of the Hillcrest School
We are the children of the Hillcrest School
We are the children of the Hillcrest School
and so we are very proud, we are very proud
of the name of the school.
Hallelujah obey the rules, obey the rules
Hallelujah obey the rules, the rules of the school.


Academics

Nursery/Primary

Hillcrest Nursery/Primary provides a comprehensive, balanced educational environment that recognizes the importance of academic excellence as well as psychological, physical and spiritual well being of the children. The Primary School run a high integrated curricular. This position is informed by the desired to prepare pupils for a functional and practical life in the future. The curricular and extra – curricular programmes are highly structured and carefully selected to ensure each child's basic foundational education.

Subject List

  • English Studies
  • Phonics
  • French
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Agricultural Science
  • Physical/Health Education
  • Computer Studies
  • Home Economics
  • Christian Religious Knowledge
  • Civic Education
  • Social Studies
  • Cultural Arts
  • Hand Writing/Reading

Junior/Senior

Hillcrest College operates the Junior and Senior Secondary National Curricula as specified in the Nigeria National Policy on Education. We have a high standard of academics, a wide range of academic subjects taught by a dedicated and professional staff. Students are encouraged towards excellence by having their names on the Honours roll.

Junior Secondary Subject List

  • English Language
  • Literature in English
  • Mathematics
  • Integrated Science
  • Agricultural Science
  • Business Studies
  • Social Studies
  • French
  • German
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Introductory Technology
  • Fine Arts
  • Music
  • Home Economics
  • Library Skills
  • Computer Studies
  • Christian Religious Education
  • Civic Education

Senior Secondary Subject List

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • French
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Literature in English
  • Further Mathematics
  • History
  • Commerce
  • Agricultural science
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Account
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Government
  • Technical Drawing
  • Christian Religious Knowledge
  • German
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Computer Studies
  • Civic Education