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Campus Life at The Family Boarding School

 
The Hill School is committed to providing a healthy place for young men and women to thrive both in the classroom and beyond. We believe firmly in our traditions of attending weekday chapels as much as wearing a coat and tie to class every day. We value student and faculty fan support at athletic events as much as attendance at a Saturday evening dance or orchestra performance. We respect our greater community enough to send groups of students and faculty into Pottstown to remove litter from the streets and sidewalks, and we respect our tablemates enough to refrain from eating at a seated meal until everyone at the table has been served. From the smallest gesture to the biggest requirement, this is student life at The Hill where every student has the opportunity to make an impact on the community in his or her own way.

Students have leadership opportunities every year they are at The Hill, and students are encouraged to get involved in some of the many organizations offered. Leadership positions - such as leading a student club, being a member of the Student Philanthropy Council, or serving on the Student Government Association - are available to students in all forms. Sixth form students, in particular, participate in shaping the tone of each school year through their leadership on campus. Whether an athletic team captain; a dorm prefect; a student government or honor council representative; editor of student publications The Dial (yearbook), Record (literary journal), or The Hill News (newspaper); a leader of the Big Brother/Big Sister Program; president of a music or vocal ensemble; or a Head of Tour, just to name a few, the School depends on sixth formers to engage with underformers on many different levels. The appointment of leadership positions occurs in the spring of the fifth form year.

Weekend activities are planned by the Director of Student Activities and a student committee, the Student Life Association. Activities include movie and mall trips off campus and special events such as casino nights, dorm competitions, and Saturday night dances. The Committee also arranges live bands for coffee houses or larger concert-style events on campus; trips to Philadelphia, New York, and Baltimore for cultural events or shopping, as well as trips to nearby ski areas in the winter months; celebrations of special holidays like Chinese New Year and Cinco de Mayo; special weekend community service opportunities; carnivals or food festivals; on-campus movies; visiting artists; amusement park trips; and more!
 
Learn more about student life at The Hill School in this section of our website. If you have any questions about our student life programs, please contact Assistant Headmaster for Student Life Jennifer Lagor at jenlagor@thehill.org.

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