About Us

About Us

Welcome from Head of School Zack Lehman P'16 '18. 

The Hill School has a historic legacy spanning generations. Teachers are devoted, engaged, and masters in their field. However, the uniqueness of our community and our bold approach to teaching and learning set The Hill apart.

The Hill truly lives up to its original name: The Family Boarding School. A close-knit, family environment is the hallmark of our diverse, global community. Daily family-style meals, family night in the dormitories, our traditional dress code, commitment to our students' well-being, the Honor Code, and weekly Chapel meetings are just a few examples of what define and distinguish The Hill’s community. Traits like generosity, curiosity, emotional intelligence, listening, empathy, respectfulness, and kindness are evident in each Hill student.

Rooted in a legacy of liberal arts, our curriculum challenges students with authentic and transformative learning experiences to ensure they are prepared for the next step in their academic journey. In a nurturing yet rigorous environment, our teachers will push you outside of your comfort zone both to explore existing interests more deeply and to discover new passions. At The Hill, education continues outside of the classroom through place-based and experiential learning where students are asked to contemplate and address real-world problems.

The School’s offerings ensure each student finds a place where they belong. I invite you to browse our website to discover how you will fit into our family


Zachary G. Lehman P'16 '18
The Meigs Family Head of School

Recent Hill School News:

Each year, the Congressional Institute sponsors a high school Congressional Art Competition, the Artistic Discovery Contest, to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Pork Belly, an oil painting by Angela Jin ’24, was chosen as the overall winner of the 2022 Congressional Art Competition for the Fourth District of Pennsylvania. Shadow Walking, a photograph by Grace Capecci ’24, and Traffic Light, a photograph by Yina Yao ’25, were selected as runners-up in the competition.

The Hill School’s Ellis Theatre Guild to Present "The Hunger Games"

This immersive theatrical event based on the popular trilogy of novels by Suzanne Collins will come to life on (and off) stage for the first time ever at The Hill School on Friday, May 20 at 7:15 p.m. with additional shows on Saturday, May 21 at 7:15 p.m. and Sunday, May 22 at 5 p.m.

The Hill School Mission Statement

The Hill School prepares young men and women from across the country and around the world for college, careers, and life. Within a family school environment and a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, we challenge our young people to work hard; think and reason; be fulfilled; serve the common good; and be prepared to lead as citizens of the world, uniquely guided by our motto, “Whatsoever Things Are True.”

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