H Term

H Term is The Hill School’s distinctive, experiential, and interdisciplinary mini term held between the Thanksgiving and winter holiday breaks. During the two-week H Term, which begins December 2, 2021, students have the opportunity to explore non-traditional courses that offer more opportunities for collaboration and creative learning, as well as off-campus internships and independent study projects.

All students must take part in H Term by either enrolling in two on-campus courses that are held Monday through Friday for 2.5 hours each or participating in an off-campus 60+ hour internship or independent study project. Fifth and sixth form students may participate in a hybrid option where they are enrolled in one H Term course in addition to a 30+ hour internship or independent study.                         

The more than 60 distinctive courses created and taught by Hill School faculty offer opportunities for students to have fun while discovering new topics of interest and interacting with teachers they may not encounter during their typical daily schedule. Courses include Art and the Engineer, Games and Mathematics, Introduction to Fly Fishing, Designing Tabletop Games for Diverse Learners, The Premier Athlete: Global Study of Specialization in Athletics, Introduction to Women’s Studies, Religion and Food, Constitutional Law, Life 101, Physics in Film, LGBTQ+ History and Literature: A Mutual Discovery, Rock Band, Outdoor Education, Classical Art & Archaeology, and Environmental Racism and Justice.

Learn more about the inaugural, six-week H Term, which was remote during the COVID-19 pandemic.