Linden Hall

212 East Main Street,
Lititz, PA 17543
Tel: 1-800-258-5778
Gr: (Boarding) 6-12, PG | 250 students
At Linden Hall, we strive to create a thoughtful, inclusive, and cooperative community in which young women can grow into leaders without the complications of social competitiveness.
The adults in our community model intellectual inquisitiveness and a sense of fun; as a result, students at Linden Hall feel safe taking on new adventures, celebrating their successes, and learning from their challenges.
Small class sizes allow each student to receive individual attention from her teachers and to be assured that her own strengths and opportunities for growth are supported. 

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Definition of Terms 
2013 School Data
Linden Hall Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 6-12, PG 8-12
School Type All-girls Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1746 1907
Campus Size 47 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 250 students 300 students
% Students of Color 10% 18%
% Students Boarding 70% 67%
Average SAT Score 2095 * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Acadmics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniform)
Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:12 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 19 15
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 70% 65%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $2 million $14 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$49,500 $47,200
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$21,000 $26,300
Tuition 5 day boarding $44,530 $37,055
% Students on Financial Aid 33% 35%
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 78% -
Acceptance Rate n/a 57%
Director of Admissions Kate R. Rill  
Associate Director of Admissions Heidi Lohr  

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 19 15
AP Biology AP Calculus A/B
AP Calculus C/D AP Chemistry
AP Differential Equations AP English Language and Composition
AP English Literature AP European History
AP French Language and Culture AP Mandarin
AP Microeconomics AP Multivariable Calculus
AP Physics B AP Physics C
AP Spanish AP Statistics
AP Studio Art - 2D, Photography,Painting and Drawing AP US History
Chinese Language and Culture

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 10 13
SportsBasketball, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 20 24
ExtracurricularsAerobics, Ciberchicks, Dance, Drama Competition Team, Echo Literary Magazine, Equestrian Team, Hallmarks, Halloween Parade, Hand Bell Choir, International Night, Kick Boxing, Ledger, School Newspaper, Linden Hall Choir, National Honor Society, Photography, Pilates, Student Council, Weight Training, Yearbook, Yoga

College Matriculation

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

  • Founded in 1746, Linden Hall is the oldest girls' boarding school in the United States. As an elite college-preparatory school, Linden Hall has a selective admission process, but academics are not the only factor we consider when evaluating a candidate's application. The young women of Linden Hall are well rounded and dedicated to their communities. To that end, the strongest applicants are not only academically motivated, but also demonstrate interest in extracurricular activities, commitment to service, and a sense of responsibility to the world around them. 

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