The Hill School

717 East High St. Pottstown

“ Whatsoever things are true ”

Philippians 4:8

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  • Founded : 1851
  • Motto : Whatsoever things are true
    (Philippians 4:8)
  • Grades : 9-12
  • Enrollment Gender : Co-ed
  • Tuition : Boarding $56,775
  • Mascot : Ram
  • School Color : Confederate Gray, Union Blue
  • Rival School : The Lawrenceville School

Academic Information

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  • Academic Calendar : Trimesters
  • Average Class Size : 12-14
  • Faculty/Student Ratio : 1:7
  • Dress Code : Yes (Formal)
  • Average SAT Score : 1,885
  • AP Courses : 30
  • ESL Offered : No

Notable Alumni

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


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Hill School HISTORY

  • The Hill School was founded in 1851 by the Rev. Matthew Meigs as the Family Boarding School for Boys and Young Men, making it the first such family boarding school in the nation. The Hill School switched to coeducation in 1998-1999. The Hill School is founded on the values of family life and the liberal arts curriculum.

Student Life

Signature Programs

  • Quadrivium Curriculum
    The Quadrivium Curriculum uses accelerated and progressive courses in science, math, engineering, and art in order to develop future engineers and scientists. Students are able to pursue independent projects ranging from robotics to app coding. The Quadrivium Curriculum also offers a progressive, in-depth, multi-year engineering course.
  • Adviser program
    In the Adviser program, students are divided into adviser groups composed of one faculty adviser and 5 to 7 students. Adviser families are made during student's first year and in most cases students remain with the same adviser group throughout high school. Advisers meet with their group on a weekly basis and hold one-on-one meetings with students to support and encourage students.
  • student Philanthropy Council
    The Hill School's student Philanthropy Council (SPC) is a student-run organization that serves to financially support local nonprofits. The SPC is an endowed fund that is able to give more than 10 thousand dollars of funding per year to excellent nonprofit organizations
  • Horizon Fund
    The Horizon Fund provides grants to fund summer experiences for deserving students with financial funding needs. After competing a rigorous and competitive application process, students are able to use the grant to fund a self-designed summer experience.
  • Independent Study
    Independent Study at Hill is a year-long research program during the sixth form (senior) year. Students are advised by a faculty member to pursue independent investigation on subjects ranging from Chinese philosophy, linear algebra, and computer science.


Interscholastic Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Water Polo, Winter Track, Wrestling


Total number: 48
Action AIDS, Archaelogy Club, Asian Culture Club, Barbecue Club, Chamber, Chapel, Chess Club, Community Service Club, Ellis Theater Guild, Fine Woodworking Club, Fly Fishing Club, Food Club, French Club, Games Club, Glee Club, Guitar Club, Habitat for Humanity, Hill Athletic Association, Hilltone Trebles, Hilltones, Honor, International Culture Exchange, Jazz Club, Math & Computer Club, Model United Nations, Operation Smile, PDS Teaching Assistants, Peer Counseling Group, Pep Band, RAM Radio, Reception Committee, Recycling Club, Rock Band, Sailing Club, Skateboarding Club, Ski Club, Spanish Club, Speech & Debate Club, Stock Exchange Club, Student Activites Committee, Student Government Association, Student Prefects, Tech Support Group, The Dial (yearbook), The Hill News (newspaper), The Record (literary journal), Young Democrats, Young Republicans


  • Academic Facilities:
    The Academic Center, The John P. Ryan Library, Widener Science Building, Widener Arts and Crafts Building
  • Athletic Facilities:
    The Mercer Field House and Jerry Day '37 Squash Center, Edward Tuck Hall Arena and Thomas Eccleston Jr. Rink, Sweeney Gymnasium, Varsity Soccer Pitch, Dell Field, Beech Street Tennis Courts, Varsity Baseball Field, Jim Long Softball Field, Lehrman '56 Pavilion, William W. Hauser '81 Track, Briggs S. Cunningham '26, '51 Field, Far Fields
  • Community Facilities:
    The Class of 1960 Alumni House, The Dining Hall, The Alumni Chapel, The Meigs House, The Music House, The Old Hockey Rink, The Sherrill Guest House, Center For The Arts (CFTA)
  • Residential Facilities:
    Dutch Village Dormitories, Hunt Upper School Dormintory, Wendell Dormitory, Rolfe and Foster Dormitories, East Campus Faculty Village


School Type
76% Boarding (385 students) and 24% Day students (121 students)
International Student 19%
9th Grade: 85
10th Grade: 120
11th Grade: 146
12th Grade: 155

Deadline: Jan. 31
Notification Date: Mar. 10
Reply Date: Apr. 10

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