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The Hill School, Montgomery County:
The Hill School is a co-educational boarding and day school consisting of grades 9-12 and a post-graduate year. We are located in Pottstown in Montgomery County PA, 40 miles north-west of Philadelphia. Founded in 1851, as The Family Boarding School, The Hill School provides students from across the U.S. and around the world with an outstanding liberal arts education designed to prepare them well for excellence in college, careers, and life.

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Founded in 1851, as The Family Boarding School, The Hill School has a 76% / 24% boarding-to-day student ratio. All students must board for one year. Hill students are drawn from 27 states and 20 foreign countries.

A Hill education ultimately hopes to create a lifetime of learning inspired by intellectual curiosity, moral virtue, and esteem for human excellence. The student / teacher ratio is approximately 7-1. A typical class size consists of 12 students and the largest class size is 17 students. At The Hill School, student enrollment is 503 students, with 56% boys and 44% girls.

The school’s motto, “Whatsoever things are true,” reinforces the Honor Code and its expectations that students will develop leadership skills and show personal responsibility and courtesy for others.

Our Mission:

The Hill School prepares young men and women for college, careers, and life.  In a vigorous, diverse, yet structured residential community, we challenge our young people through a traditional liberal arts curriculum to live, learn, and lead; to fulfill themselves; and to serve the common good.  Thus, we seek excellence in our unique way, exhorting students to strive always for 'Whatsoever things are true.' "

The academic program of The Hill School embodies the quest for “Whatsoever things are true,” our School motto, by providing an excellent liberal arts education rooted in basic skills and knowledge. The Hill School offers an educational experience that emphasizes intellectual discovery while helping students develop a moral framework by which to live their lives.

Our Core Messages:

- The Hill School’s reputation for academic excellence is based upon a challenging liberal arts curriculum taught by highly qualified, dedicated teachers. 

- The Hill School is an exceptionally close learning community, a place where faculty and students treat each other as family – where teachers know and care for their students as individuals and students form lifelong friendships.

- The Hill School provides meaningful, balanced structure in a supportive atmosphere where shared community expectations sharpen each student’s focus, promote personal responsibility, build self-confidence, and form the foundation for future achievement.

- The Hill School is proud of its history and traditions, unique 160-year-old threads that connect the quality of Hill's past with the vigor and excellence of its future.

- The Hill School values and nurtures principles of honesty and genuineness, courtesy and respect, and gratitude and concern for the greater good.

Our Staff:
The Hill has 68 teaching faculty members; 70% hold or are working toward advanced degrees. Nearly all reside in dormitories serving as dorm parents, or in homes on campus.

Co-ed Boarding & Day School Programs for Grades 9-12:

- A challenging curriculum (including post-grad year) for boarding and day students, emphasizing critical thinking and writing.
- We offer 23 Advanced Placement courses, as well as an array of honors classes and independent studies.
- Hill students are active in athletics, the arts, student-run organizations, and community service.
- College advisers are assigned during the winter term of the fifth form (junior) year.

Subjects include:
 
- English, Humanities, Classics, Modern Languages, Math, History, Science, Religion and Arts.

Athletics at The Hill School
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With 29 varsity sports programs and our fitness-centered intramural program, athletics play a vital role in every Hill student’s development.

Student Life at The Hill:

At The Hill, we believe some of the most important lessons are learned outside the classroom. Whether in the dormitory, the student center, during our family-style meals in the oak-paneled dining hall surrounded by original N.C. Wyeth paintings, or in the chapel, Hill students are learning how to live and succeed in a self-contained community. Through direct guidance and shared experience, students learn the importance of trust, communication, self-reliance and leadership. The school combines the traditions of the past with each student’s dreams for the future to provide a unique learning and living environment.

Approximately 80 percent of Hill students board every year, and all students are required to board for at least one year. The school believes the bonds created between students and the adults living in this lively community provide an experience that generates great academic, athletic, and social excellence and leads to relationships that are cherished for a lifetime.

Living in Hill Residence Halls:

Hill boarding students learn by living with students from across the United States and around the world. Whether through the weekly dorm meetings, lively “dorm feeds” or "Open Houses," the residential curriculum program, or daily interaction with peers and adults, boarding students make lifelong friends in a unique way and learn important life skills in the process. Best of all, some of the most memorable, positive, and fun experiences happen within the dormitories.

Our residential community provides a true second home for those who live on campus. More than 30 Hill faculty members live in the dorms as “dorm parents,” and a majority of those who do not serve as affiliates to a dormitory. These faculty members support students as they learn to be independent young adults.

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Address: 717 East High Street, Pottstown,19464, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania , USA
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Greenbrier Academy
Courses / Programs
Based in the heart of rural south-east West Virginia, in the town of Pence Springs, Greenbrier Academy provides a therapeutic boarding / residential school program for teen girls ages 13-18.

We work with students facing issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, ADD/ADHD, substance abuse, anger and/or attachment issues, and more.

Greenbrier Academy is fully accredited by the prestigious North Central Association of Schools and Colleges, and over 90% (100% over the last few years) of our graduating seniors matriculated to college.
Therapeutic Boarding School for Girls ages 13-18:

- We place equal emphasis on both therapy and academic education.

- Minimum length of stay of 12 months, and many of our students have chosen to stay 2-4 years or more

- Academic courses focus on subjects that are necessary to receive a high school diploma and to be prepared for college.
Linden Hall
Courses / Programs
Established in 1746, Linden Hall is the oldest girls' boarding school in the United States. The school is located in the historic town of Lititz PA, within a few hours of Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and New York City.

As a college preparatory day and boarding school for grades 6-12 and a post graduate year, Linden Hall is dedicated to excellence in the education of young women.

Linden Hall’s mission is to provide what we believe is the best college preparatory experience in the nation. Through our signature 4C’s Promise, Linden Hall provides an experience that best prepares each student for success and leadership in college and the working world.

Linden Hall is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
College Prep Programs for Girls (Grades 6-12 & Post-Graduate Year)

- Middle School girls, grades 6, 7, and 8, gain a broad understanding of every academic subject.

- Upper School Girls, grades 9 through 12, focus on the challenging academic requirements for a Linden Hall graduation and college preparation.

- Both Honors level and AP courses are offered in English, History, Math, and Science; while others may be available upon request..
Mercersburg Academy
Courses / Programs
Located in Mercersburg PA, 70 miles southwest of Harrisburg and 90 minutes from Washington D.C., Mercersburg Academy is an independent, co-educational college-preparatory boarding school for Grades 9-12.

Mercersburg has been educating US and international students since 1893, and although much has changed over 116 years, the mission of the school has not. We remain committed to providing our students with the best education in the classroom and beyond. We are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Our talented faculty inspire our students to try new things and to learn about the importance of living in a diverse community. Mercersburg is a true boarding school—about 85 percent of our students live on campus. The residential experience at Mercersburg educates the whole student, both in and out of the classroom.
Boarding and Day Programs for Domestic & International Students (Grades 9-12)

- College Preparatory Curriculum with math, English, art history, field biology, world religions, foreign languages...
- Arts and Culture Program
- College Preparation Courses PSAT and SAT
- Advanced Placement Courses
- Honors Courses
- Athletics Program
- Writing Center and Learning Services Center
- English as Second Language (ESL) Program for international students
The Kiski School
Courses / Programs
Located on a beautiful, 350-acre campus is in Saltsburg PA, 30 miles east of Pittsburgh, The Kiski School is one of the oldest all-boys college preparatory boarding schools in the United States.

In a typical year, Kiski enrolls 200 students in Grades 9-12 plus a handful of post-graduate students. Our students come from many different US states and more than a dozen different countries.

There are 60 different courses that make up Kiski's classic, yet innovative liberal arts education, including history, literature, social and natural sciences, and fine arts. These courses mirror the curriculum in the nation's best universities.

One hundred percent of Kiski graduates go on to four-year colleges or universities. We also offer an outstanding, personalized college counseling service for each student.
College Preparatory Boarding School for Boys in Grades 9-12 (including AP courses)

Core curriculum subjects:
- English
- Mathematics
- Foreign Language
- History
- Fine Arts
- Ethics and Personal Development...
Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI)
Courses / Programs
Located in northwestern Montana, Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI) is an accredited, family-run, therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens (boys and girls) ages 13-18 from Maryland and across the United States.

In our beautiful, peaceful, and safe location, we combine the benefits of a therapeutic boarding school, a wilderness program, and a residential treatment center (RTC).

TWAI has been serving struggling teens and their families since 2002, with an exceptional degree of success.

We provide an extremely high standard of therapeutic treatment to our students, and offer help for the following presenting issues: poor academic performance, behavioral problems, addictions, low self-worth, spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, and attachment disorders among others.

With a passion for helping young people in crisis, our clinical, educational, and operations staff are among the best in the country.

We are a small program (40 students) which means that we are able to provide a truly unique and customized approach for every student.

Typically our on site student to staff ratio is 5:1. The average stay at our residential treatment center is 12 months.

Parent Testimonial:
"We feel reassured that our son Chad is in good hands being guided onto the right track...We are really beginning to get our son back again! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
Therapeutic Boarding School
For troubled teens ages 13-18

- Middle School Program
- High School Program
- Credit Recovery
- Accelerated Learning
- College Preparation/ AP Classes
- SAT/ACT Testing Center
- Anti-Bullying Program

We also provide a GED program, and college courses.

We create a customized program for each student that requires a minimum of 3 months. However, best results for lasting success are realized through 6+ months of treatment.

TWAI graduates average a 3.5 GPA. It is common for a student to complete 1.5 years of course work in 1 year.
The Astor Learning Center (ALC), Upstate NY
Courses / Programs
Located in Rhinebeck in Upstate New York, The Astor Learning Center (ALC) is a therapeutic boarding school for boys and girls ages 5-13 with serious behavioral and emotional difficulties. Our residential programs are designed to provide a nurturing environment for children who must live away from their families while they receive treatment.

Established in 1980, ALC has been named three times as a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. Our students benefit from small class sizes (6-8 students) in a nurturing environment conducive to learning. We aim to help children who have often experienced failure in school to finally succeed.

In our Residential Treatment programs, we treat a wide range of behavioral and mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and fire setting behaviors.

At ALC, we welcome children from throughout New York State. Some of our students come from as far as Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk Co.), Albany, and many other areas of NY.
- Therapeutic boarding school offering residential programs for boys & girls ages 5-13

- All academic subjects are taught with a strong emphasis on reading

- Intensive speech/language, occupational and counseling/therapy, and other specialized services as needed by the student

- Social skills training

- Day programs for students from the local school district