Briercrest is a small village in southern Saskatchewan. When the post office formed in 1903, it was a part of the Federal Electoral District: Assiniboia, North West Territories , as well as part of the provisional district of Assiniboia West, North West Territories. The province of Saskatchewan formed in 1905. Briercrest is not far from the cities of Moose Jaw and Regina. Coventry SD 213 North West Territories, was one of the first one-room schools started in 1891. Hipperholme SD 467 North West Territories soon followed in 1899. Many more one room school districts soon followed in the early 1900s to survive until the mid 20th century when they were gradually replaced with the Briercrest Family of Schools.
Although originally founded in the village of Briercrest in 1935, Briercrest Bible Institute (now Briercrest College and Seminary) moved to Caronport. In 1946, a bigger facility was needed for the increasing number of students, and the airbase at Caronport became the school's new home. The school, however, continued to honour its early history by retaining the name of its village birthplace.