Tom Eccleston ‘87, Assistant Headmaster for Admission and External Affairs, is pleased to announce that The Hill School has had a record year in admissions.
"We are thrilled to introduce our new class to The Hill community,” Tom said. “It is a testament to the great legacy of The Hill School to have experienced another successful admission campaign in a very competitive boarding school market. Our current and new families believe in Hill’s close learning community, academic excellence, meaningful structure, character development, and special traditions. Our families’ appreciation for our mission – and for how well we prepare our students for ‘college, careers, and life’ -- is reflected in our enrollment picture."
The Admission Office saw a 14 percent increase in applications and 16 percent increase in total interviews from the previous year. The School will open with an overall enrollment of 514 students in September.
One hundred seventy five new students will enroll at The Hill in the fall, hailing from 20 states and 18 different countries. New students will be arriving to Pottstown from such places as: Arizona, Arkansas, Australia, Botswana, Bulgaria, California, Canada, China, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Minnesota, Spain, Sweden, Texas, Turkey, UK, Venezuela, Vietnam, and Virginia.
The new class will be comprised of 107 boys and 68 girls. Ninety nine will enroll in the third form; 36 in the fourth form, 22 in the fifth form; and 18 as postgraduates. Students of color will make up 34 percent of the new class; 30 percent of the new students have a legacy connection. Academically, the new class is strong as well, scoring 2107 as an average for all those who took the SSAT.
We look forward to officially welcoming all new students to campus on Sunday, September 2!