Linden Hall School

5.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
212 East Main Street
Lititz, PA 17543
Tel: 717-626-8512
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Linden Hall is situated on 49 acres  in the middle of Lititz, Pennsylvania. Lititz is a quaint, historic community and Linden Hall is just a short walk from restaurants, galleries, shops, and markets. Ideally placed, Linden Hall is a one to three hour drive from NYC, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.
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Linden Hall is situated on 49 acres  in the middle of Lititz, Pennsylvania. Lititz is a quaint, historic community and Linden Hall is just a short walk from restaurants, galleries, shops, and markets. Ideally placed, Linden Hall is a one to three hour drive from NYC, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.
The Mary Dixon Chapel was built in 1885 in memory of the alumna by the same name, who graduated from Linden Hall in the mid-19th century. It is currently used by the Linden Hall Music Department as their practice and performance venue.
Under Coach Jennifer Merris-Dolk's leadership and training, Linden Hall's Equestrian Team has most recently won the Tournament of Champions, captured the Regional Title, the Zone II IEA Championship, and also won the title of Year End Zone II Championships several years in a row, allowing the team to compete for the National title.
In addition to traditional athletic offerings, students may select clubs such as archery, lacrosse, cross-country, dance, yoga, weight training, horseback riding, and conditioning.
More than 75% of students at Linden Hall participate in the performing arts. Linden Hall's Music Department offers a variety of music classes including Aurals and Theory, Music and Culture, and Technology in Music. Students can also take private lessons on any instrument or voice with a professional instructor. Students have free access to practice rooms on campus.
Linden Hall's campus includes 15 academic and residential buildings, including Stengel Hall, Steinman Art Center, Tsuzuki Science Center, a 20-stall horse stable, and the Anne Brossman Sweigart Sports and Fitness Center.
Linden Hall's thorough and personal College Counseling approach results in 100% acceptance to some of the nation's finest schools. The school's philosophy is to custom fit a match between a student and a college with the goal of maximizing both academic success and personal growth.
  • Linden Hall is an independent, single-sex, college-preparatory, day and boarding school for girls grades 6-12.
  • Accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges, Linden Hall was founded in 1746 and is the oldest all-girls` boarding school in the United States.
  • Linden Hall provides a thoughtful, inclusive, and cooperative community, where students grow into leaders without the complications of social competitiveness.
  • The adults in our community model lifelong learning, intellectual inquisitiveness, and a sense of fun; as a result, students at Linden Hall are empowered to embark upon new adventures, to celebrate successes, and to learn from their challenges.

Alumni Reviews
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  • Class of 2014
    5 Stars   8/14/2014
    Princeton University
    Linden Hall undoubtedly has great academics. However, what I believe truly sets it apart from other schools, especially other schools offering similarly rigorous course loads, is the community. We are a small school. . .

  • Class of 2009
    5 Stars   12/16/2010
    Temple University
    Linden Hall provides its students with unimaginable opportunities that you can't get at any other school. Because of my 6 years at this school, my best friends have reigned from different towns, different states, different. . .

  • Class of 2005
    5 Stars   12/16/2010
    Ursinus College
    Linden Hall has a mandatory number of personal development points (PDPs) that students must get throughout the year. They come in the categories of off-campus and on campus community service, life-long learning, and cultural. . .

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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Linden Hall School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 6-12, PG 9-12
School Type All-girls Co-ed
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1746 1910
Campus Size 49 acres 120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 200 students 298 students
% Students of Color
70%
20%
% International Students
35%
20%
% Students Boarding
70%
70%
Average SAT Score 1316 * National Avg. »View
Average ACT score 27 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Plaid kilt, Khaki pants, Oxford buttonup shirt, polo, cardigan sweater, fleece zip up jacket)
Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:6 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 26 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
60%
70%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $2 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$54,200 $51,400
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$22,475 $28,200
Tuition international students $55,200 $47,400
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$46,700 $37,945
% Students on Financial Aid
38%
35%
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 78% -
Director of AdmissionsMark Powers
Associate Director of AdmissionsLauren Simonetti

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 26 16
CoursesAP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French Language and Culture, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art 2D Design (Photography), AP Studio Art 2D Design (Studio), AP Studio Art 3D Design, AP US History, AP World History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 16 14
SportsBadminton, Ballet, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Marksmanship, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 19 23
ExtracurricularsAerobics, Ciberchicks, Dance Club, Drama Club, Echo Literary Magazine, Equestrian Club, Hallmark, Halloween Parade, Handbell Choir, International Night, Kick Boxing, Ledger, School Newspaper, Linden Hall Choir, National Honor Society, Photography, Student Council, Weight Training, Yearbook, Yoga

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • About Linden Hall: 272 Years of Excellence in education
  • Founded in 1746, Linden Hall is the nation's oldest independent boarding and day school for girls in continuous operation. At Linden Hall, girls thrive and grow in bold ways. With a diverse student body currently representing 28 foreign countries and 14 states, Linden Hall provides an academically rigorous community where girls are valued and known. A Linden Hall experience fosters curious and independent leaders who are prepared to contribute as compassionate global citizens. Surrounded by peers and teachers who challenge and support her, a Linden Hall girl is empowered to follow her passions and become a leader in her own generation. The solid foundation of a Linden Hall experience launches girls into the next phase of their life--well prepared not only for their chosen college, but for the careers that await them beyond.
  • School accreditations: Middle States, TABS, NAIS, NCGS
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