Hill School

717 East High Street,
Pottstown, PA 19464
Tel: (610) 326-1000
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 518 students
Founded in 1851 as “The Family Boarding School,” The Hill prepares students for excellence in college, careers, and life.
Hill’s liberal arts curriculum offers 25 Advanced Placement course options, honors classes, and independent studies.
Hill’s 503 students come from 32 states and 20 foreign countries; all must board at least one year.
Average class size is 12 students, with a 7:1 student-teacher ratio.
Students are encouraged to develop leadership skills and expected to show personal responsibility and courtesy for others.
Traditions include an honor code, nondenominational chapel services, a dress code, and seated meals with faculty members.

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Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
Hill School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 8-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1851 1908
Campus Size 300 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 518 students 300 students
% Students of Color 34% 18%
% International Students 18% 20%
% Students Boarding 79% 67%
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 24 15
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 70% 66%
Summer Program Offered No Yes


Endowment Size $128 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$53,500 $47,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$36,900 $26,110
% Students on Financial Aid 41% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $33,000 $19,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline Jan. 31 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 80% -
Acceptance Rate 32% 58%
Director of Admissions Tom Eccleston  
Associate Director of Admissions Amanda Dougherty  


# 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


Total Extracurricular Organizations 48 24
ExtracurricularsAction AIDS, Archaelogy Club, Asian Cultural, BBQ Club, Chamber Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, Chapel Committee, Chess Club, Community Service Group, Ellis Theater Guild, Fine Woodworking Club, Fly Fishing Club, Food Club, French Club, Glee Club, Guitar Ensemble, 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)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • School accreditations: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • James Baker III '48 - Former Secretary of State
    • Norman Pearlstine '60 - Editor-in-chief of Time, Inc
    • Tobias Wolff '64 - Stanford University professor and critically acclaimed author of Old School
    • Oliver Stone '64 - Academy Award-winning producer/director
    • Peter S. Rummell '63 - Chairman and CEO of the Florida real estate and development firm the St. Joe Co.
    • Clark Hoyt '60 - Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Washington editor of Knight Ridder/Tribune Information Services
    • Lamar Hunt '51 - Businessman, owner and founder of the Kansas City Chiefs and a creator of the American Football League

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is Westtown School (21.1 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • West ChesterWesttown School
    975 Westtown Rd
    West ChesterPA19382
    21.1 mi | 381 students | Gr. Pre-K-12
  • NewtownGeorge School
    1690 Newtown Langhorne Road
    37.1 mi | 545 students | Gr. 9-12
  • PrincetonThe Hun School of Princeton
    176 Edgerstoune Road
    50.6 mi | 620 students | Gr. 6-12
  • MiddletownSt. Andrew's School, DE
    350 Noxontown Road
    (302) 285-4231
    56 mi | 300 students | Gr. 9-12
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