The Hill School was founded in 1851 by the Rev. Matthew Meigs as the Family Boarding School for Boys and Young Men. The School opened on May 1, 1851, enrolling 25 boys for the first year. The Family Boarding School was the first of its kind in America. According to John Chancellor’s The History of The Hill, “He [Meigs] wanted to stress that he was not founding still another academy, but a type of school quite new and rare in America. There is a tendency to think that the boys’ boarding school as we know it existed as long as there have been private schools. It has not. Most of the 12 to 15 schools generally considered the “core” group were established in the last half of the nineteenth century…Of this whole group of schools, The Hill was the first to be founded as a family boarding school

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Co-ed Boarding Grades: 9-12, PG
Co-ed Suburban
No ESL: No
69,740 Tuition: $69,740
544 # of Students: 544
Co-ed Teacher:Student: 1:7
Co-ed International Student: 22%
24 AP Courses: 24
163.00 Endowment: $299,632/student
66 Faculty w/ adv. degree: 66%
1885 SAT: 1327/1600
#25 USA Boarding School
School Videos (7)

School Gallery (37)
All graduates (2023)
1 Princeton University 1
8 University of Pennsylvania 4
9 Duke University 2
9 Johns Hopkins University 2
9 Northwestern University 2
13 Dartmouth College 1
14 Brown University 1
17 Cornell University 1
19 University of Notre Dame 1
22 University of California: Berkeley 1
23 Georgetown University 2
23 University of Michigan 3
25 Carnegie Mellon University 2
25 University of Virginia 1
27 University of Southern California 3
28 New York University 3
28 Tufts University 2
28 University of California: Santa Barbara 1
28 University of Florida 1
28 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1
Chinese graduates (2020)
3 Columbia University 3
3 Wellesley College 1
6 Stanford University 1
6 University of Pennsylvania 1
10 Johns Hopkins University 2
12 Dartmouth College 1
17 Cornell University 1
19 Washington University in St. Louis 1
20 University of California: Los Angeles 3
21 Emory University 1
22 University of California: Berkeley 1
24 Georgetown University 1
25 Carnegie Mellon University 1
AP Courses
Total 24
Art History Biology Calculus AB
Calculus BC French Language and Culture Latin
Psychology Spanish Language and Culture Statistics
Chinese Language and Culture Computer Science A English Language and Composition
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Studio Art: Drawing United States History
Chemistry Studio Art: 2-D Design English Literature and Composition
Environmental Science Macroeconomics Physics C: Mechanics
Comparative Government and Politics Computer Science Principles Physics 1
AP Scores
In the year of 2022 - 2022, students took AP exams, 79% resulted in scores of 4+, 91% resulted in scores of 3+
Total 14
Dance Jazz Music
Orchestra Theater Vocal
2D Design 3D Design Art History
Drawing Film Production Photography
Studio Art Woodworking
Extracurricular Activities and Clubs
Total 48
Action AIDS Archaelogy Club Asian Cultural
BBQ Club Chamber Ensemble Chamber Orchestra
Chapel Committee Chess Club Community Service Group
Ellis Theater Guild Fine Woodworking Club Fly Fishing Club
Food Club French Club Glee Club
Guitar Ensemble Habitat for Humanity Hill Athletic Association
Hilltone Trebles Hilltones Honor Council
International Culture Exchange Jazz Ensemble Math & Computer Club
Model United Nations Operation Smile PDS Teaching Assistants
Peer Counseling Group Pep Band RAM Radio
Reception Committee Recycling Club Rock Band
Sailing Club Skateboarding Club Ski Club
Spanish Club Speech & Debate Club Stock Exchange Club
Student Activites Committee Student Government Association Student Prefects
Tech Support Group The Dial (yearbook) The Hill News (newspaper)
The Record (literary journal) Young Democrats Young Republicans
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Contact Info
717 East High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464
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Basic Info
Year Founded
Campus Size
200 acres
Boarding Rate
Application Info
School Code
Skype, On Campus, Admission Travel to China
Pre Interview
No Requirement
# of Chinese Students
Grades open for Chinese Students
9 -10
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    • Student Life
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    • Athletic&Art
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    • Transportation
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