Academics at The Hill
Rooted in a strong legacy of liberal arts, our expansive curriculum provides students with opportunities to take their knowledge outside the classroom and apply it in their daily lives.
Courses in the Humanities, Classics, History, World Languages, English, Religious Studies, and the Arts provide an excellent liberal arts education rooted in foundational skills and knowledge: thinking critically, writing effectively, speaking forcefully, and solving problems analytically. With this experience, Hill students develop the importance of self-knowledge, individual responsibility, and a duty to others.
The Quadrivium Curriculum, Hill's unique STEM program, moves away from traditional course sequencing and creates new tracks and electives in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology that emphasize collaboration, interdisciplinary connections, real-world problem solving, and scientific design. Hill’s outstanding teachers are always willing to go the extra mile to ensure students are thriving in their academic pursuits. Teachers often offer extra help sessions in the Library, Writing Center, and their offices during the school day, as well as in the evening hours during study hall.
A major advantage of attending a boarding school is the availability of faculty and their willingness to provide extra help to students. This program supplements class instruction.
At The Hill School the intent of this program is:
- To encourage a student and support his or her effort
- To promote student/teacher interaction, understanding, and respect
- To improve a student’s understanding and performance in a subject when classroom instruction and student effort have not produced the desired effect
- To help a student catch up on material missed because of illness or because of School-sponsored activities.