The Deans' Office has responsibility for the well-being of Hill's student body. It is the place where students may ask questions about any aspect of School life, and seek advice about procedural matters and personal concerns. The deans are integrally and personally involved in the daily life of all students.
The duties overseen in the Deans' Office include attendance in class, at Chapel, at seated meals, and at special programs; weekend permissions; weekday off-campus permissions; and campus visitors.
Community expectations are tracked in the Deans' Office through the demerit system. As students begin earning demerits for missing appointments or for making choices outside of the School's guidelines, advisers, parents, dorm parents, and coaches are contacted. In this way, the Deans' Office provides central communication for students, parents, and teachers. Through this network, the student body is supported and guided on a daily basis.
The Hill School's core values are supported through the discipline system. When a student violates a major School rule he or she is seen by the Discipline Committee. The Discipline Committee, chaired by the Dean of Students, is comprised of students and faculty elected by their peers to hear issues of individual cases, deliberate as a group, and vote independently in a recommendation presented to the Headmaster regarding whether a student should remain a part of The Hill community.
Dean David Allain (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Assistant Dean Heidi Eccleston (email@example.com) are available in the Deans' Office to students and faculty six days a week. They rotate weekly dean-on-duty responsibilities with other administrators. On the weekends, the deans may be reached through our Security Office at 610-327-3060 or at 610-326-1000, extension 7259.