Hill School, The

Founded in 1851 as The Family Boarding School, The Hill School provides students with an outstanding liberal arts education designed to prepare students well for excellence in college, careers, and life. The challenging curriculum provided to Hill’s 512 students (forms 3-6/ grades 9-12 and postgraduate) emphasizes critical thinking and writing and offers 23 Advanced Placement courses as well as an array of honors classes and independent studies. Hill students are active in athletics, the arts, student-run organizations, and community service. The School’s motto, “Whatsoever things are true,” reinforces the Honor Code and its expectations that students will develop leadership skills and show personal responsibility and courtesy for others. 

  • Student enrollment is 512 students, third form through post-graduate.

  • 56% boys, 44% girls

  • 76% / 24% boarding-to-day student ratio; all students must board for one year.

  • Hill students are drawn from 27 states and 20 foreign countries.

  • 34% students of color

  • Student/teacher ratio: 7-1; Typical class size: 12 students; Largest class size: 17 students

  • Advanced Placement subjects offered: 23. In 2012, 175 students took 335 AP exams.

  • The Hill has 66 teaching faculty members; 70% hold or are working toward advanced degrees. Nearly all reside in dormitories serving as dorm parents, or in homes on campus.

  • All Hill students are required to have laptop computers which enhance learning and teaching, and by 2013-2014 all will have iPads for classroom use.

  • Number of student-run organizations: 44

  • The Hill has a thriving community service program that is very involved in the local area, as well as abroad.

  • School traditions include a dress code; twice-weekly nondenominational chapel services; and seated family-style meals with faculty in the dining hall.

  • Day tuition: $34,100; Boarding tuition: $49,400

  • About 39% of students receive financial aid.

  • As of January 2013, The Hill School's endowment was approximately $125 million.

  • The Hill's campus is approximately 200 acres.



Organization Name: Hill School, The
Address 1: The Hill School
Address 2: 717 East High Street
City, State, Zip: Pottstown, Pennsylvania  19464
Type: Private/Independent School
Number of Students: 512
Lowest Grade: 9
Highest Grade: 12


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