About Us

Hillcrest Elementary School's Historic Time Capsule

Located at 1010 East Concord St.Orlando, Florida 32803 USA. 
Phone: 407-245-1770 Fax: 407-245-1779

School Picture from 1923
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.

Hillcrest Elementary continues to serve as one of the district’s Foreign Language Magnet Schools. The school is one of the few in the district and in the state to offer foreign language in a school setting to elementary students. The Magnet Program continues to be a great success for the school and district. Many parents and students travel throughout Orange County to participate in the school’s Premier Foreign Language Academy

Following the fire of '63, the school reopened in 1964. It was more recently dedicated in 2001 where further renovations were put in place.

Second School Picture from 1923

The Foreign Language Academy was created to provide the opportunity for all our students, English, and non-English speaking, to become multilingual. Students attending Hillcrest receive a language program of Spanish or French in addition to their required curriculum per grade level.

It is distinguished by a friendly neighborhood and a caring and supportive community. The diversity of the school environment coupled with the foreign language enables our students to soar to success.

 Hillcrest Elementary & Orange County

Current School Picture

Hillcrest Elementary is nestled in the quaint historic Lake Eola Heights district, located in the downtown area of Orlando. The nearby brick streets, beautiful huge oak trees, historical character, charm, warm and inviting community spirit makes

Hillcrest a special place of learning for students throughout the district. Hillcrest is a proud part of the Orange County Public School System. As our area is the destination for hundreds of thousands of students from all over the world. Hillcrest has been meeting those needs for over 20 years.