The Hill School

860 Beech Street
Pottstown, PA 19464
Simply put The Hill School is a close-knit community of boarding and day students and faculty from around the world who live and learn together.
We treat each other as family and form lifelong friendships.
You`ll find the perfect balance of being challenged, feeling supported, and discovering your independence.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 540 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $72,390
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $49,350
  • Acceptance rate: 25%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Hill School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 288 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Offering Breadth
Student Test Scores

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
The Hill School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
8-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1851
1906
Campus Size
200 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
540 students
320 students
% Students of Color
37%
25%
% International Students
22%
20%
% Students Boarding
78%
67%
Average SAT Score
1340
(Out of 1600)
* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score
26
(Out of 36)
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
All students are required to wear blazers.
Casual
Average Class Size
11 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
27
17
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
71%
71%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$153 million
$28 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$72,390
$64,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$49,350
$35,000
% Students on Financial Aid
34%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$50,500
(Average boarding grant)
$24,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 31
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Average Percentile SSAT
84%
-
Acceptance Rate
25%
60%
Director of Admissions
Tom Eccleston

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
11
24
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Honor Council, Student Government Association, Student Prefects, The Dial (yearbook), The Hill News (newspaper), The Record (literary journal)

Arts and Music Programs:
A Capella, Chamber Choir, Chorus, Theatre, Theatre Tech

College Matriculation

Year:
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)

School Notes

  • Who? We are the family boarding school, a close-knit community of boarding and day students and faculty from around the world who live and learn together. We treat each other as family and form lifelong friendships.
  • What? The Hill provides each student with an exceptional, inclusive learning experience that promotes truth as the foundation for intellectual, personal, and social growth. As a School, we value and nurture honesty, generosity, empathy, respectfulness, and kindness; character is not so much taught but lived, as reflected in our motto, "Whatsoever things are true."
  • When? The learning and fun never stop. In our dormitories, students live alongside friends and faculty who help them develop lifelong skills to navigate college and beyond. During the evenings, students have required study hours, but there is also down time and special events. Throughout the weekends, a variety of activities are planned on and off campus there is something for everyone!
  • Where? The Hill School`s 200-acre campus is nestled in Pottstown, Pa., a Pennsylvania suburb rich in history and culture. Our convenient location, one hour from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City and Baltimore, Maryland, provides students with unlimited cultural possibilities for classroom learning experiences and weekend activities.
  • Why? By receiving a Hill School diploma and taking that traditional jump in the Dell Pond, Hill graduates join a network of more than 10,000 alumni that spans the world who all share the common bond of a Hill experience. The Hill Alumni Association provides support and camaraderie long after graduation. We say "Hill ties never sever" because the relationships are lifelon
  • The Hill School accreditations: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • 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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Hill School cost?
The Hill School's tuition is approximately $72,390 for boarding students and $49,350 for day students.
What is the acceptance rate of The Hill School?
The acceptance rate of The Hill School is 25%, which is lower than the boarding school average of 60%. The Hill School's acceptance rate is ranked as one of the top boarding schools with low acceptance rates.
Who are famous alumni from The Hill School?
The Hill School famous alumni include: Clark Hoyt '60 and Lamar Hunt '51.
What sports does The Hill School offer?
The Hill School offers 24 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Water Polo, Winter Track and Wrestling. The Hill School is ranked as one of the top boarding schools for most sports offered.
What is The Hill School's ranking?
The Hill School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Low acceptance rates, Most sports offered, High # of AP/advanced courses offered and High SSAT scores.
When is the application deadline for The Hill School?
The application deadline for The Hill School is Jan. 31.

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Class of 1980
5.00
NYU
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. . .

Class of 1980
5.00
Yale
Faculty "hall masters" and students live in dormitories and take meals together in the dining hall. There is a true sense of mentorship and family. . .

Class of 1980
5.00
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). . .
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 540 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $72,390
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $49,350
  • Acceptance rate: 25%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31
  • Source: Verified school update

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