Program

June 2013

Tournament of Champions

June 17th, 2013|

Congratulations to the Hill School 5th grade students who ended their year with the annual Tournament of Champions. The Tournament of Champions is a three hour academic tournament that includes material the students have studied over the course of the year such as Architecture, Castles & Knights, Classic Literature, Greek & Norse Mythology , New [...]

May 2013

Brain Game

May 31st, 2013|

Three times a year, a forty minute assembly pits Greens against Whites in The Brain Game. Grades six through eight participate in a contest resembling the televised game It's Academic, for which teachers submit questions (and answers) based on material from class. Each team comprises a third of the students in the class, so everyone [...]

Trashy Fashion

May 23rd, 2013|

In celebration of Earth Day, Hill School held its fourth annual “Trashy Fashion” show. The Saplings and the Tree Huggers, Hill’s two student environmental groups, led this effort to raise environmental awareness among the school community. Trashy Fashion started as a way to focus on what we consider trash in a new and creative way. [...]

Canstruction

May 16th, 2013|

What is Canstruction? In simple terms, it is construction using cans. But it is more than that. It is community service - the cans used in the designs are donated to Seven Loaves, a local food pantry. At Hill, the designs are all thematic – they are meant to raise awareness of hunger in our [...]

April 2013

Certamen

April 26th, 2013|

Hill’s Certamen team is a group of seventh and eighth graders who meet weekly to expand their knowledge of Latin and practice answering Jeopardy-style questions. They review topics in Latin grammar, Roman history, culture, and mythology. Then, about once a month, the team travels to different schools across Virginia and Maryland to compete. In each [...]

Readers are Leaders

April 25th, 2013|

First and second grade students recently participated in a Family Reading Challenge – to spend 30 minutes reading each day of spring break. Over 80% of the first and second graders successfully completed the challenge! In the Lower School Assembly, each of the participants received a bronze Readers are Leaders medal and a handshake from [...]

Mathematics

April 22nd, 2013|

Dr. Monica Neagoy, an internationally recognized expert on teaching mathematics who has worked with Hill faculty since 2010, has continued to guide Hill teachers this year in developing a math program that emphasizes learning fundamental concepts in meaningful and developmentally appropriate ways. This year, Dr. Neagoy and upper school math teachers are implementing a middle [...]

Annual Culture Study Program

April 10th, 2013|

For the past 21 years, Hill’s entire school community – faculty, staff, parents, and students – have participated in a two and a half day Culture Study program. This year the school studied Poland – its geography, history, language, art, people, music, and customs – through a scientific ecomystery, song and dance presentations, art projects, [...]

TEEN Saturday Program

April 8th, 2013|

Hill School’s TEEN Saturday program attended the Blossom Kite Festival on March 30 on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The Kite Festival is one of the most popular annual events in Washington, DC and features kite fliers from across the U.S. and the world. Members of Hill’s TEEN Saturday program not only participated in [...]

March 2013

Middleburg Humane Benefits from 5th Graders

March 8th, 2013|

For over thirteen years the 5th grade students at Hill School have raised money for the Middleburg Humane Foundation. Students participate by decorating a can with pictures of animals and a description of how proceeds will be utilized. Then students work with local businesses to place their donation cans for a specified amount of time. [...]