Reunion Weekend: June 7-9, 2019

Whether you are celebrating a milestone year (class years ending in 4 or 9) or not, Reunion Weekend is a wonderful opportunity to commemorate your time at The Hill and to reconnect with your classmates.
 


Please see below for a tentative schedule, information about accommodations, FAQs, and links to registration pages for other Reunion classes.

Tentative Schedule (Subject to Change)

While Reunion Weekend officially begins on Friday, June 7, alumni and guests celebrating their 50th Class Reunion are invited to join us on campus on Thursday, June 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. for a Class of 1969 Welcome Back Reception to be held in the Memorial Room of the John P. Ryan Library.

Friday

7:30 - 9 a.m.  |  Breakfast ~ Dining Hall

9 a.m.  |  27th Annual Alumni Golf Invitational ~ Brookside Country Club, Pottstown, Pa.

11:30 a.m. -1 p.m.  |  Taste of Philly ~ John P. Ryan Library, Memorial Room
Enjoy the tastes of Philadelphia and The Hill School.

1 - 9 p.m.  |  Registration and Program Pick-Up ~ John P. Ryan Library
Campus tours available by request.

1 - 3 p.m.  |  The Grille ~ Academic Center

1 - 5 p.m.  |  Cunningham Pool and Fitness Center Open 

5:30 - 11 p.m.  |  Childcare Available (pre-registration required) ~ David H. Mercer Field House

6 - 11 p.m.  |  Dining Hall Dedication: Cocktail Reception and Dinner ~ Dining Hall, McLean 1909 Patio, and Headmaster’s Garden

11 p.m. - 2 a.m.  |  After-Party ~ The Pourhouse

Saturday

7:30 - 9 a.m.  |  Breakfast ~ Dining Hall

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.  |  Registration and Program Pick-Up ~ John P. Ryan Library
Campus tours available by request.

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  |  The Grille ~ Academic Center

9 - 10 a.m.  |  Organ Recital ~ Alumni Chapel

9 - 10:30 a.m. | Class of 1969 Coffee ~ Academic Building, The McKinney '46 Map Room

9 - 11 a.m.  |  Cunningham Pool and Fitness Center Open

10 - 11 a.m.  |  Annual Meeting of the Alumni Association ~ John P. Ryan Library, McNally Family Room

11 a.m. - Noon  |  Humanities Workshop with Dr. Kathy Malone ~ John P. Ryan Library, Levis ’45 * Alexandre ’75 Center for the Humanities     

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  |   Family Festival ~ Quad (Rain location: Mercer Field House)
Food trucks, moonbounce, waterslide, face painting, and more!

11 a.m. - Noon  |  Student Discussion Panel ~ John P. Ryan Library, Memorial Room
Listen to current Hill students talk about life at Hill today.

Noon - 12:30 p.m.   |   Quadrivium Groundbreaking ~ The Quad

12:30 - 2 p.m.   |   Lunch on the Quad ~ The Quad (Rain location:  Dining Hall)
Food trucks on the Quad.  Casual buffet available in the Dining Hall.

12:30 - 4 p.m.   |   Class of 1969 Barbeque ~ The Lehrman ’56 Pavilion

1 - 2.m.  |  Class Photos ~ John P. Ryan Library Steps (Rain location: Music House)

1 p.m.              Class of 1964
1:10 p.m.        Class of 1944
1:20 p.m.        Class of 1949
1:30 p.m.        Class of 1954
1:40 p.m.        Class of 1959
1:50 p.m.        Class of 1974
2 p.m.              Class of 1989

1 - 2 p.m. | Meigs Society Coffee ~ Academic Building, The McKinney ’46 Map Room

1 - 2 p.m.  |  Alumni Lacrosse Game ~ The Harry L. Price Field (bring your own gear)

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.  |  Class of 1964 Memorial Service ~ Alumni Chapel

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.  |  Class of 1969 Q&A with Headmaster Zachary G. Lehman P’16 ’18 ~ The Lehrman ’56 Pavilion

2 - 4 p.m.  |  J-ball Tournament ~ The Quad (Rain location: Mercer Field House)

3 - 4:30 p.m.  |  Q&A with Headmaster Zachary G. Lehman P’16 ’18 ~ John P. Ryan Library, McNally Family Room

3 - 5 p.m.  |  Alumni Art Reception ~ CFTA, Boyer Gallery

5 - 6 p.m. | Class of 1964 East Faculty Village Reception ~ East Faculty Village

5:30 - 11 p.m.  |  Childcare Available (Pre-registration required) ~ David H. Mercer Fieldhouse

4:40 - 5:50 p.m.  |  Class Photos ~ John P. Ryan Library Steps (Rain location: Music House)
4:40 p.m.         Class of 1979
4:50 p.m.         Class of 1984
5 p.m.               Class of 1994
5:10 p.m.         Class of 1999
5:20 p.m.         Class of 2004
5:30 p.m.         Class of 2009
5:40 p.m.         All Alumnae Photo
5:50 p.m.         Class of 2014

5:30 - 6 p.m.  |  Class of 1969 Memorial Service ~ Alumni Chapel

6:15 - 6:30 p.m.  |  Class of 1969 Class Photo ~ CFTA, Patio

6:30 - 7 p.m.  |  Class of 1969 Cocktail Reception ~ CFTA, Boyer Gallery

6:30 - 11 p.m.  |  Coeducation Celebration: Cocktail Reception and Dinner  ~ Dining Hall, McLean 1909 Patio, and Headmaster's Garden
Reserved seating for our Hill Guard (classes 1944 - 1958), Hillbackers, and faculty emeriti.

7 - 10:30 p.m.  |  Class of 1969 Dinner ~ CFTA, Lobby

11 p.m. - 2 a.m.  |   After-Party ~ The Pourhouse
 

Sunday

8 - 9 a.m.  |  Continental Breakfast ~ Dining Hall

9 - 11 a.m.  |  Bloody Mary & Mimosa Breakfast ~ McLean 1909 Patio and Headmaster’s Garden

10:30 a.m.  |  A Service of Holy Communion ~ Alumni Chapel

Lodging and Accommodations

Dormitory Accommodations: Sheets, pillows, and towels will be provided for guests staying in the dormitories. There are no phones or fans in the rooms. All bathrooms are communal. Cots are available for children if requested. Please indicate the number of cots needed when registering. Every attempt will be made to place you and your classmates in the same dormitory.
 

Hotel and Bed & Breakfast Accommodations
This list does not imply any endorsement by The Hill School. Please review hotels through a verified website (e.g., TripAdvisor, etc.) prior to booking.

Hotels

Hotels in Pottstown and the Surrounding Area:
 

Comfort Inn & Suites (2.2 miles from campus)
http://www.pottstownci.com
99 Robinson Street
Pottstown, PA 19464
Phone: 610-326-5000
Voted “Pottstown’s Best Hotel.” More than 100 spacious guestrooms including 35 deluxe suites, all offering non-smoking accommodations with modern furnishings and tasteful décor. Amenities include high-speed wireless Internet access, heated outdoor pool, and complimentary hot breakfast. 

Hampton Inn Limerick (7 miles from campus)
Visit website
430 West Linfield Trappe Road
Limerick, PA 19469
Phone: 610-495-6999 
95-room hotel with complimentary hot breakfast, fitness center, and a indoor saltwater pool. 35 minutes from Philadelphia.

Holiday Inn Express (7.5 miles from campus)
http://www.hiexpress.com/
15 Keystone Drive
Limerick, PA 19468
Phone: 484-932-8827
Free wireless Internet access and a 24-hr Business Center with fax, copy, print and PC services that make it easy to stay connected throughout your stay. Other amenities include complimentary hot breakfast, fitness center, and indoor pool.

Staybridge Suites (9.41 miles from campus)
http://www.staybridgeroyersford.com
88 Anchor Parkway
Royersford, PA
Phone: 610-792-9300
Upscale hotel just off the Royersford exit of Rt. 422 offering studio, 1 & 2 bedroom suites. All suites have a complete kitchen; complimentary breakfast; free internet throughout hotel; state-of-the-art work out facility; free guest laundry; heated indoor pool and hot tub; 24-hour on-site convenience store; complimentary Business Center. 
 
Courtyard Philadelphia/Valley Forge Collegeville (11.3 miles from campus)
www.marriot.com
600 Campus Drive
Collegeville, PA
Phone: 484-974-2600
Courtyard Valley Forge hotel is across the street from the popular Providence Town Center and Movie Tavern. Five floors, 132 rooms, complimentary high-speed internet, fitness center, business center, restaurant on-site, pool, limousine service.

Residence Inn Philadelphia Valley Forge/Collegeville (11.3 miles from campus)
www.marriot.com
500 Campus Drive
Collegeville, PA
Phone: 610-831-9400

Wyndham Garden Exton Valley Forge (17 miles from campus)
www.wyndham.com
815 N Pottstown Pike
Exton, PA 19341 
Phone: 610-363-1100 
Conveniently located in the heart of beautiful Chester County, the Wyndham Garden Exton Valley Forge hotel is close to Philadelphia. Each of the 217 comfortable guestrooms has been recently renovated to accommodate every need. Outdoor heated pool, Indoor pool and fitness center, free Wi-Fi, and on-site restaurant.  

Courtyard by Marriot (25 miles from campus)
www.marriott.com/phlgv
280 Old Morehall Road
Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: 610-993-2600​

Desmond Hotel (25 miles from campus)
www.desmondgv.com
One Liberty Blvd.
Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: 1-800-575-1776
The Desmond is a luxury hotel complete with three on-site dining options, fitness center, indoor swimming pool, and free high-speed internet access.

Holiday Inn Express (25 miles from campus)
www.hiemalvern.com
1 Morehall Road (corner of Routes 29 & 30)
Frazer, PA 19355
Phone: 610-651-0400
Enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast, free high-speed wired and wireless internet, business center, and fitness center. 

Reading Crowne Plaza Hotel (21.06 miles from campus)
www.readingcrowne.com
1741 Papermill Road
Reading, PA 19610
Phone: 610-376-3811
253 spacious double rooms. Indoor heated pool. Fully-equipped, 24-hour fitness center and sauna. Casual and upscale dining restaurants.

Double Tree Hilton - Valley Forge (23.47 miles)
www.doubletree3.hilton.com
301 West DeKalb Pike
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Phone: 610-337-1200

Bed & Breakfasts, AirBnB, and Inns

Bed & breakfasts, Airbnbs, and inns in Pottstown and the surrounding area. 

Airbnb Apartment
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/26382730

641 E. High St.
Pottstown, PA 19464 
Newly-renovated, modern one-bedroom apartment with spacious open floor plan, private entrance, and off- street parking. Guests will have private and exclusive access to the whole second floor apartment through their front porch door entry.

Airbnb Cottage
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/27802476

936 Chestnut St.
Pottstown, PA 19464
Newly-remodeled single home across the street from The Hill School's East Faculty Village includes two bedrooms, one bath, living room, dining room, and eat-in kitchen. 

Airbnb Cottage
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/29828724

944 Chestnut St.
Pottstown, PA 19464
Cozy, completely remodeled, three bedroom, one bath home. Directly across the street from The Hill School's East Faculty Village. Master bedroom is on the second floor; two bedrooms on the first floor.

Twin Turrets Inn (8.35 miles from campus)
www.twinturrets.com
11 East Philadelphia Avenue
Boyertown, PA 19512
Phone: 610-367-4513
Internationally recognized, the Inn has 10 elegantly appointed rooms with private baths. Plush bathrobes in rooms for guests. Some rooms will accommodate a family. 

Hotel Fiesole (15.83 miles from campus)
www.hotelfiesole.net
4046 Skippack Pike
Skippack Village, PA 19474
Phone: 610-222-8009 
Amenities include 16 uniquely different guest rooms. Both fine and casual dining atmospheres.

Inn at Bally Spring Farm (16.10 miles from campus)
www.ballyspringfarm.com 
90 Airport Road
Barto, PA 19504
Phone: 610-845-3500
Nestled within nearly 60 acres of rolling farmland, The Inn at Bally Spring Farm is a quiet country retreat offering superb accommodations. Twelve suites most with fireplaces and Jacuzzis. Bally Spring Farm has a fully licensed 2,280' x 50' aviation hard surface runway available for your use.

Reiff Farm (19.29 miles from campus)
www.innsite.com/inns/A000475.html 
495 Old State Road
Oley, PA 19547
Phone: 610-987-6216
Owned by a Hill alumnus. Listed on the National Registry of Historical Sites. Log cabin has two bedrooms; main house has one to three bedrooms, depending on availability. Wildlife abundant on and around lake located on the property. Hiking, walking trails, and bicycling offered on the beautiful woodland site. Closed November-April.

Duling-Kurtz House and Country Inn (19.67 miles from campus)
www.dulingkurtz.com 
146 South Whitford Road
Exton, PA 19341 
Phone: 610-524-1830
13 beautifully appointed guest rooms with private baths. Continental breakfast offered each morning. Lovely formal gardens and enclosed porches. Four dining rooms featuring working fireplaces. 

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Registration:

Q. I want to attend! When and where can I register?
A. Registration will be available in January 2019 online. After June 1, walk - in registration will be available in the John P. Ryan Library beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2019.

The Weekend:

Q. Is transportation from the airport provided?
A. The Hill is happy to handle all transportation needs on campus. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide shuttles or transportation service to and from hotels, airports, train stations or other outside locations. Here are some helpful options:
  • The closest train station to The Hill is in Norristown, Pa., which is approximately 35 minutes by taxi cab. This train station is accessible from the Philadelphia Airport.
  • The closest major airports are Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Lehigh Valley International (ABE) which are both approximately 60 minutes from campus (depending on traffic).
  • Local Transportation Options:
    • Sterling Limo Service (215-598-3701) Open 24 hours, but lead time is necessary
    • Pottstown Cab Company (610-327-1111) Available from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday – Saturday
    • Uber and Lyft - downloadable on the Microsoft, Google, and Apple App stores. Car availability and rates may vary.
Q. What should I wear?
A. Casual dress is appropriate for the weekend. Friday evening dress is coat and tie for men and cocktail attire for women.
 
Q. Is the gym open?
A. The Cunningham Pool and the Fitness Center will be open from 1 - 5 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday. Please bring towels. The School does not provide equipment for any athletics activities.
 
Q. Is childcare available?
A. Children are welcome at Reunion and many events are family-friendly; however, children are not permitted at dinner on both Friday and Saturday evenings. The School will offer childcare (including meals and activities) for children 6 months to 14 years of age on Friday and Saturday evenings from 5:30 - 11 p.m. The fee for childcare is $30 per day (per child). You must reserve space for your child(ren) in order to utilize childcare. Be sure to note any food allergies at the time of registration.
 
Q. Where can I stay while I attend Reunion?
A. Two lodging options are available for the weekend on campus housing or a local hotel. On campus housing includes sheets, pillows, and towels for guests staying in the dormitories. There are no phones or fans in the rooms. All bathrooms are communal. Cots are available for children if requested. Please indicate the number of cots needed when registering. Every attempt will be made to place you and your classmates in the same dormitory.