Campus Life

Spiritual Life at The Hill

Grounded in the Christian faith of the school’s founders, the Spiritual Life program welcomes diverse religious traditions as it seeks to promote the growth of the soul in all students as individuals, as members of the community, and as citizens of the world.

Hill School students are required to attend nondenominational Christian Chapel services twice a week. These are times for the entire community to gather and reflect on others’ beliefs, insights and life-affecting experiences. Any sixth form student may (with the Chaplain’s permission) give a chapel talk, and the School encourages all students to do so during their time at The Hill.

All boarding students also are required, at least once in each grading period, to attend some form of worship or meditation with other members of the Hill community. A weekly worship service, Meditation, the Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools (FOCUS), Shabbat dinners and other programs are offered every week; each list typically also includes friends’ meeting for worship, and visits to the local synagogue and Islamic center. The school encourages students to experience traditions other than their own. There are a variety of voluntary worship opportunities, as well.

Additional services are also offered on major religious occasions. Faculty arrange for Roman Catholic students to be able to attend Mass on all Holy Days of Obligation. All Souls’ Day, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and the Blessing of Campus Pets on St. Francis’ Day are all observed in the Chapel. The Hill’s annual Advent candlelight service is held in the Alumni Chapel on a Sunday prior to the winter break, and the Hill frequently hosts the annual Pottstown Community Celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Depending on student interest, the Spiritual Life Program also offers a Spiritual Life Committee for students to participate.

For questions about The Hill's Spiritual Life program, contact The Rev. Khristi Adams at kadams@thehill.org.