Linden Hall School

5.00 5 1 (4 reviews)
Tel: 717-626-8512
212 East Main Street
Lititz, PA 17543
  • Linden Hall is an independent college-preparatory boarding and day school for girls in grades 6-12.
  • Accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges and the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools, Linden Hall was founded in 1746 by the Moravian Church, and is the oldest all-girls' boarding school in the United States.
  • Linden Hall is a diverse, inclusive, and friendly community, where students grow into leaders with the support of caring faculty and classmates.
  • 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.

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  • Class of 2015
    5 Stars  
    Davidson College
    Linden Hall is very unique in its high level academics. I felt completely prepared for college through standardized test prep and challenging coursework, as well as interactive class discussions and effective writing assignments. The teachers. . .

  • Class of 2014
    5 Stars  
    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  
    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  
    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 
2018 School Data
Linden Hall SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered6-12, PG7-12
School TypeAll-girlsCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded17461909
Campus Size49 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment220 students300 students
% Students of Color
50%
20%
% International Students
35%
20%
% Students Boarding
60%
69%
Average SAT Score1350* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1380 - 1500-
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Plaid kilt, Khaki pants, Oxford buttonup shirt, polo, cardigan sweater, fleece zip up jacket with school logo)
Casual
Average Class Size10 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:61:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2817
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
70%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Finances

Endowment Size$2.3 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$54,200$54,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$22,475$30,250
Tuition international students$55,200$48,100
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$46,700$40,300
% Students on Financial Aid
38%
37%
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT78%-
Director of AdmissionsLauren Simonetti (acting)
Jennifer Stinespring (acting)

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2817
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 Offered1515
SportsBallet, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations2724
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Club Med (Pre-Med Club), Community Musicians, Dance Team, DECA, Drama Club, Echo Literary Magazine, Girls Who Code, Green Club, International Night, Key Club, Ledger Newspaper, Math Team, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Robotics, Social Media Club, Student Council, Technology Club, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Handbell Choir, Linden Hall Choir, Orchestra, Photography

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Equestrian Club, Girls on the Run, Weight Training, Yoga

College Matriculation

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

School Notes

  • Founded in 1746, Linden Hall is the nation's oldest independent boarding and day school for girls in continuous operation. With a diverse student body currently representing 30 foreign countries and 14 states, Linden Hall provides an academically rigorous community where girls are nurtured, inspired, and empowered to excel.
  • A Linden Hall experience fosters curious and independent leaders who are prepared to contribute as compassionate global citizens. Linden Hall`s students are inquisitive, articulate, self-confident, and caring. The quality of teaching here rivals other top college preparatory schools. Teachers work to inspire their students and encourage them to ask questions, to delve deeply, to think critically and creatively, to work collaboratively, and through thoughtful tutelage, to be prepared to meet challenges. The academically rigorous program offers 28 Advanced Placement (AP) courses, with 95% of the AP exams taken at Linden Hall earning a 3, 4, or 5. Out of the 24 members of the Class of 2017, two were National Merit Finalists. In 2018 one was named a National Merit Commended Scholar. One hundred percent of the students are accepted to four-year colleges and universities, including some of the nation`s best. In addition to an exemplary academic program, the School offers signature programs in aviation, equestrian, STEM, and the arts. 
  • The Middle School program (grades 6-8) is designed to be developmentally appropriate for students at each grade level. Understanding that adolescence is marked by change - physical, intellectual, social, and emotional - the Middle School focuses on helping each girl develop her sense of self while maintaining a sense of belonging within the community. The main goal of the Middle School is to lay the groundwork for success in the upper grades, focusing primarily on developing the skills of independent and critical thinking, clear and concise writing, precision and accuracy, confident public speaking, responsible behavior, and thoughtful collaboration with peers. 
  • In the Upper School, students complete a rigorous academic program that includes: English, mathematics (including Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2), history, science (including Chemistry and Biology), and world languages (Spanish, French, Mandarin, Latin, or Greek). Students must also take electives in the visual and performing arts and physical education. Students are also required to perform community service work, read assigned books over the summer, and write and present a yearly speech to the school community. Seniors who have satisfied their requirements in all departments are encouraged to create a specialized course of study in an area that is of particular interest to them.
  • 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.
  • Linden Hall School accreditations: Middle States, PAIS, TABS, NAIS, NCGS
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