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The Hill School

The Hill School is a coeducational private boarding traditional school for students in grades 9 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Suburban


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The Hill School says

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. The Hill School prepares students from across the United States and around the world for excellence in school, college, careers, and life. The Hill School combines a challenging liberal arts curriculum with clear moral direction and leadership training in a structured residential community. Dedicated to the development of the minds, bodies, and souls of all Hill students, the School professes not only to describe the world in which they live but also to prescribe the best ways to live.The Hill School's rigorous curriculum is founded firmly on the classical and Judeo-Christian traditions that value refinement of thought and fortification of character to liberate and charge the individual with responsibility to the common good. The Hill School is committed to inculcating those fundamental traditions while developing the practical skills and core knowledge on which further learning must be based, then to leading students to a global perspective on the world and their places in it.

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Grades Cost Term
High School $49,400 Annual

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  (610) 326-1000

Entrance Requirements

  • SSAT and the average admitted student scores in the 79th percentile.



Test Scores

1680 25th percentile score for the SAT Composite

2080 75th percentile score for the SAT Composite

1855 Average score for the SAT Composite

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 494
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 106
10 124
11 118
12 146

The Hill School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing The Hill School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 8 : 1
Average Class Size 12
Gender 56% Male / 44% Female
Dress Code Formal
Percent Boarding 78%
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 68%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Multi-racial 4%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Black or African American 7%
Asian 19%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%


  • Chapel Committee
  • Chess Club
  • French Club
  • Peer Mentoring and Support
  • Pep Band
  • Spanish Club
  • Woodworking

Associations & Memberships

Other school associations

The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

State or regional independent school association

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

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