Hill School

717 East High Street
Pottstown, PA 19464
Tel: (610) 326-1000
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 515 students
Founded in 1851, The Hill School is a purposefully small and close learning community - a place where our academic excellence is based upon a challenging liberal arts curriculum; a faculty of highly qualified, dedicated teachers; a noteworthy breadth of advanced and honors course offerings; and a structured atmosphere that blends high expectations with meaningful support.

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Definition of Terms 
2015 School Data
Hill School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1851 1910
Campus Size 300 acres 120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 515 students 298 students
% Students of Color
37%
20%
% International Students
18%
20%
% Students Boarding
79%
68%
Average SAT Score 1885 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1680 - 2080 -
Average ACT score 26 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Weekly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:7 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 27 16
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
71%
67%
Summer Program Offered No Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $153 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$53,500 $49,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$36,900 $27,800
% Students on Financial Aid
40%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $33,000 $21,275
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 31 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 80 -
Acceptance Rate
32%
55%
Director of AdmissionsTom Eccleston
Associate Director of AdmissionsAmanda Dougherty

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 17 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Water Polo, Winter Track, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 48 24
ExtracurricularsAction AIDS, Archaelogy Club, Asian Culture Club, BBQ, Chamber, Chapel, Chess, Community Service Program, Ellis Theater Guild, Fine Woodworking Club, Fly Fishing, Food Club, French Club, Games, Glee, Guitar, Habitat for Humanity, Hill Athletic Association, Hilltone Trebles, Hilltones, Honor Council, International Culture Exchange, Jazz Ensemble, Math & Computer Club, Model United Nations,

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
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School Notes

  • Founded in 1851, The Hill School is a purposefully small and close learning community -- a place where our academic excellence is based upon a challenging liberal arts curriculum, a faculty of highly qualified, dedicated teachers; a noteworthy breadth of advanced and honors course offerings; and a structured atmosphere that blends high expectations with meaningful support. Headmaster Zachary G. Lehman is passionate about seeing Hill described as "both the most traditional and the most innovative secondary school in the country – simultaneously."  To that end, The Hill School complements its traditions with an energetic level of innovation.  The School is evaluating and implementing educational technologies that allow its students to access, synthesize, and apply knowledge in new ways: quickly, collaboratively, and creatively. Over the coming years, The Hill will affirm what it already does very well while considering new curricular and co-curricular programs, finding improved ways to teach all Hill students 21st century success skills such as critical thinking and problem solving, collaboration and leading, agility and adaptability, initiative and entrepreneurship, effective oral and written communication, accessing and analyzing data, and curiosity and imagination.  
  • LD types supported: we support students with mild learning differences
  • School accreditations: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
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