The Hill School is committed to the family values that lie at the very foundation of The Hill.
Our School fosters a supportive and safe environment for our students. We do this in a myriad of ways, beginning with an intense faculty and staff hiring process requiring comprehensive background checks and references. We also provide annual training to all employees regarding our own policies on harassment and abuse, and on how to identify and report any issues at the earliest possible stage. Equally important, we facilitate proactive, awareness-raising educational programs as part of our student life co-curriculum, including speakers on sexuality issues, stress management, and substance abuse. We also routinely encourage candid, focused discussions in our adviser groups, in our dormitories, and in other forums as appropriate.
Please click on the links on this page to learn more about some of the comprehensive resources and programs at Hill.
No school or organization serving young people is immune from the possibility of inappropriate conduct involving members of its community. We want you to know that The Hill School has a rigorous protocol in place that we have carefully developed to ensure the paramount safety and security of our students. This protocol includes promptly reporting any suspected incidents of misconduct to ChildLine, Pennsylvania’s investigative resource concerning alleged child abuse or neglect. In addition, our policy is to cooperate fully with any investigation that may be launched. Naturally, we are guided by respect for the privacy of our students and, especially, the victims of unacceptable misconduct. Nonetheless, our policies for how we deal with behavior that violates our standards are clear, and are followed without exception. We take our responsibilities very seriously.
As always, I welcome your comments and suggestions. We have no higher priority than the health and well-being of our students as we prepare them for “college, careers, and life.”
Zachary G. Lehman P'16, '18
Direct Line: 610-705-1280