Hill School - Review #5
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||1976-1980|
|Sports and Activities:||Dance Committee, Hilltones, Glee Club, yearly Gilbert & Sullivan productions.|
|Home Town, State:||Cresskill, NJ|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
The Hill was not only crucial to my education as a student, it also afforded the pleasure of learning how to be a gentleman. While I retain my "book knowledge" to a great degree, my overall approach to life remains grounded in truth in large part due to The Hill's "family" aspect.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
Discipline may sound harsh to a 13-14 boy however, the boy that entered The Hill in 1973 became a young man in four short years!
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I was horribly homesick my first few months. Stick it out if you find you're homesick. Much, much better and joyful things await!
4.) What did you like most about your school?
Every single person I met from The Headmaster and his wife to guest speakers. I feel privileged and proud to have attended The Hill.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
In forty years I'm sure much has changed. However, if Welsh Rarebit is STILL on the menu, AVOID it at all costs!
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Pottstown was diverse...Sunday brunch was nearby, as we're numerous fast food places, and Sunday van trips to the malls etc.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Making friends who are still friends forty years later!
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- Colorado Mesa University A smaller number of students attend the Hill School than most other boarding schools that I know of. This allows a more personal approach to be taken by the teachers and dorm parents, the. . .
- Pepperdine University The two aspects of The Hill School that make it unique are the professors' relationship with the students and the traditions at The Hill. First off, professors are involved in all aspects of school life. . .
- College of William and Mary (B.A., MBA) It's been 50 years but the school has developed a partnership with the town of Pottstown which is unique across the country. Several alumni (in my class of '67, including the Governor of Pennsylvania). . .
What prompts somebody to start a boarding school? The motives range from idealism to munificence right on through to capitalism. The common thread seems to be ample capital and a vision of what education can do.
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Parents considering schools should read New York Times columnist Frank Bruni's book about college admissions entitled Where You Go Is Not Who You Will Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania. Much of what he says applies in the private K-12 world.