About Us

Hill At-A-Glance

Student Life

  • 529 students, third form through post-graduate
  • 54% boys, 46% girls
  • 175 new students for 2019-20 academic year
  • 76% / 24% boarding-to-day student ratio; all students must board for one year
  • Hill students are from 34 states and 31 countries
  • 39% students of color; 20% international
  • 30% of students have a Hill legacy connection

Admission Information

  • Day tuition: $42,370
  • Boarding tuition: $61,410
  • About 38% of students receive need-based financial aid.
  • As of July 2017, The Hill School's endowment was approximately $162 million.
  • The Hill School is accredited by the Middle States Association and the Ten Schools Admission Organization (TSAO).

Hill Traditions

  • School traditions include a dress code; twice-weekly nondenominational chapel services; and seated family-style meals with faculty in the Dining Room.
  • The Hill School motto is "Whatsoever things are true." (Philippians 4:8)
  • The Hill School's first year of coeducation was 1998-1999.
The Hill School's John P. Ryan Library in the autumn

Our Campus

  • The Hill's campus is more than 200 acres, and includes two artificial turf fields, an 8-lane track, and 11 new faculty homes.
     
  • Pottstown is a small town (22,000 residents) located an hour north of Philadelphia; two hours south of New York City; and less than four hours north of Washington, D.C.  Students have accessibility to great restaurants, shopping, and cultural events close to campus, and can engage in meaningful community service opportunities in Pottstown.

Academics

  • 8-1 student/teacher ratio; :Typical class size: 12-14 students; Largest class size: 20 students
  • 28 Advanced Placement subjects offered
  • 37 honors courses offered
  • 11 college-level courses offered
  • Each college counselor has approximately 35-40 advisees. College counselors are assigned during the winter term of the fourth form (sophomore) year.
  • The Hill has 60 full-time teaching faculty members; 69% hold or are working toward advanced degrees (teachers currently hold 6 Ph.D.s and 31 master's degrees).
  • Our teaching faculty have been at Hill for an average tenure of 9.7 years, and have been teaching for average of 16.2 years.
  • Nearly all faculty reside in dormitories serving as dorm parents, or in homes on campus.

Co-Curricular Activities

Notable Hill Alumni

Tom Wolf '67, Pennsylvania governor; James Baker III ’48, former secretary of state; Lamar Hunt ’51, founder of the Kansas City Chiefs and creator of the American Football League; Clark Hoyt ’60, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, public editor of the New York Times; Norman Pearlstine ’60, former top editor of Time, Inc. and The Wall Street Journal, current chief content officer of Time, Inc.; Tobias Wolff ’64, Stanford University professor and critically acclaimed author of Old School and This Boy’s Life;  S. Roger Horchow ’45, Tony Award-winning Broadway producer and founder the “Horchow Collection;" James Cromwell '58 Oscar-nominated actor; Manoj Bhargava '72, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and founder of 5-Hour ENERGY; John Backus ’42, influential computer scientist and lead developer of the first high-level programming language (FORTRAN); Josiah Bunting III ’57, president of the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation and chairman of The English-Speaking Union of the United States; Robert Lovett 1914, former U.S. secretary of defense; Juan Trippe 1917, founder of Pan American Airlines; and Edmund Wilson 1912, accomplished editor, book reviewer, and author.