Hillcrest Elementary School's Historic Time Capsule
Hillcrest's Elementary School's legacy goes back to the year 1923 when it first opened its doors as a neighborhood school. Over the years the school has seen some dynamic changes in many respects. The original school building was destroyed in a fire in 1963. One of the surviving items from the fire was a large book written in 1948. This book is now on display at our school.
Following the fire of '63, the school reopened in 1964. Recently completed and dedicated on October 11, 2001, is a new main building in the style of the original 1923 school. Another building has been completely renovated.
The Foreign Language Academy was created to provide the opportunity for all our students, English and non-English speaking, to become bilingual. Students attending Hillcrest receive a language program of Spanish or French immersion in addition to their required curriculum per grade level. The Hillcrest Vietnamese bilingual program is the only elementary program serving the bilingual needs of Vietnamese students from K-5 throughout OCPS. Over the past 11 years of magnet and bilingual program development, Hillcrest has continued to expand its waiting list for entrants into the school. Interest in the unique facet of our programs continues to grow daily. We are living a continuing expansion of a real time capsule as we watch our programs diversify and expand!
Located at 1010 East Concord St.Orlando, Florida 32803 USA.
Phone: 407-245-1770 Fax: 407-245-1779
Hillcrest is a proud part of the Orange County Public School System. As our area is the destination for hundreds of thousands of tourists and immigrants from all over the world, our State and County have a significant need for effective bilingual education. Hillcrest has been meeting those needs for over 20 years.
The Foreign Language Academy was created to provide the opportunity for all our students, English and non-English speaking, to become bilingual. English speaking students have the opportunity to study Spanish or French. Non-English speaking students study English as their second language
Hillcrest is located in the historic Eola Heights area of downtown Orlando. With brick streets, huge old oak trees, and friendly neighborhoods, Hillcrest is a pleasant part of our community.