The day student population of The Hill represents about 20 percent of the School. Day students and their families are a vital part of The Hill community. It is just as important for the parents of day students to get to know their children’s advisers, and to encourage their children to take full advantage of the School’s academic, athletic, and social life. For specific rules, policies, and procedures relating to day students, please reference pages 17-20 of The Hill School Handbook. Some of the more significant rules and policies are highlighted below:
Day students are to remain on campus from the beginning of their first commitment until their final commitment for the day is completed. In the event that a student cannot attend classes due to an illness or a doctor appointment, a parent must call the Health Center 610-326-1000, ext. 7217 by 8:25 a.m. on the day of the absence. If the Health Center is not advised by this time, the student will be reported absent from class or other obligations and the Health Center will contact the parents.
Day students are fully integrated into the daily life of The Hill and are expected to attend all required School functions, including those that occur at night. Day students who are on campus during seated meals are required to attend with our boarding community. Day students are to depart campus by 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. All day students are to depart by 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, as there is Family Night in the dormitories. During the fall term, third formers are not permitted to use the library; therefore, they are to depart by 7:30 p.m. unless they are attending a required meeting which they are to depart by 8:30 p.m.
Occasionally, if required School-related events end after 10 p.m. or require departing from campus prior to 8 a.m., or if inclement weather arises, a day student may request to stay overnight at The Hill. In such cases, the student is to complete an Overnight Request Form in the Student Life Office and a parent is to phone the Student Life Office to confirm the request. Both the form and the parent confirmation are to be completed prior to noon of that day.
During inclement weather, a student who is bussed by public school districts is to check with the Student Life Office and listen to lunch announcements for instructions. Students will be notified via email as soon as The Hill receives information from the school districts. Students are responsible to contact their parents if there is a change in the transportation.
Day students who drive cars to The Hill are to register their vehicle with Mrs. Eccleston to obtain a parking permit. Day students may not leave campus until after their last School obligation of the day. Motor vehicles driven by students are allowed for the convenience of driving to and from school only. At no time should a day student accept a boarding student as a passenger in his or her motor vehicle. Please refer to The Hill School Handbook for the specific restrictions.
Social Saturdays for Day Students: Day students are invited to spend the night on campus for recreational purposes.
We encourage day students and their families to invite boarding students to their home. Please first check the School calendar for an open weekend. Boarding students will need to sign out at the Deans’ Office by 1 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the weekend, and his or her parents may also need to provide permission. As a host, parents are to call the Deans’ Office to confirm the invitation by 10 a.m. on Friday.