The Hill School- The Family Boarding School
About Us

About Our Local Community:

The Hill School is located in the Borough of Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Rich in history and culture, Pottstown offers students, residents, faculty, and visitors a variety of opportunities for dining, entertainment, shopping, and recreation. With unique stores and a growing variety of distinctive restaurants, there are many positive revitalization efforts underway in downtown Pottstown. To learn more, please visit the Pottstown Downtown Improvement District Authority's website.
In 2015, the School launched Hobart’s Run, a collaborative neighborhood improvement initiative to create a clean, safe, and inclusive community; strengthen Pottstown residential development; and generate positive, sustainable commercial and retail development. Learn more about Hobart's Run.
Convenient to two major Pennsylvania cities, Pottstown is located less than an hour from Philadelphia and 30 minutes from Reading. New York City and Baltimore, Md. are approximately two hours away from Pottstown by car or bus. The proximity of our campus to these major cities provides our students with many great opportunities on the weekends including trips to museums, Broadway shows, great restaurants, shopping malls, sporting events, and more. Our location in also allows for our students to engage in meaningful community service opportunities.
The Hill School is proud of its contributions to Pottstown and its surrounding communities. View a printable version of the Community Impact Statement regarding the School's ongoing involvement and service

History of Pottstown

Built upon the foundation of the booming iron and steel industry, Pottstown was a plentiful resource for iron ore and charcoal. Established in 1752 by John Potts, the first building constructed in the town was his home, Pottsgrove Manor, one of the finest mansions of that time. When planning the town, Potts followed the same right angle design as the city of Philadelphia.

Unique to the town, all streets were named after royalty in England, including King Street and High Street (Main Street). In the 19th century, the town was a major railroad link between Philadelphia and Reading, creating a large growth in the population and economy. Learn more about the history of Pottstown.

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