December 2016

Fourteen Cows and Fifty-Six Letters

December 14th, 2016|

At an October assembly for upper school students, sixth grade homeroom teacher Lucy Turner read “Fourteen Cows for America,” a picture book loaned by academic support teacher Vicki Kelly. Projecting images of the book’s vivid illustrations onscreen in the theater, Turner read the text by Carmen Agra Deedy and Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah, which recounts the [...]

July 2015

Second Grade Paradocs

July 14th, 2015|

As every child who has been in second grade in the past decade knows, Academic Dean Hunt Lyman and Upper School Science Teacher Paul Haefner start every Thursday morning with a Sing-Along, teaching the second graders (and their parents) such standards as Country Roads, This Little Light of Mine, and Puff the Magic Dragon. The [...]

August 2014

Responsive Classroom

August 25th, 2014|

As they gear up for the new school year, twenty-two Hill School teachers traveled to The Langley School in McLean, along with 180 other educators, for a four-day Responsive Classroom workshop. This approach to teaching and learning blends a set of management strategies designed to foster engaging academics and a positive community. Each day brimmed [...]

May 2014

Appreciation & Gratitude for our Teachers & Staff

May 13th, 2014|

Teacher Appreciation is a special day at Hill School. Parents and students celebrate our faculty and staff with wonderful traditions that demonstrate how much we value their commitment and dedication to Hill’s philosophy and mission. It’s a really fun day on campus! Students arrive early with a wonderful variety of flowers – some plucked from [...]

November 2013

Linda Conti is Elected to State Leadership Position

November 25th, 2013|

Hill School faculty member and Art Chair Linda Conti has been elected Vice-President of the Virginia Art Education Association. She will begin her two year term on January 1, 2014. Linda will help to advance the Visual Arts in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The members of the VAEA advocate for art education in the state [...]

April 2013


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, [...]

March 2013

February 2013

Headmaster Emeritus Inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame

February 27th, 2013|

This winter, Headmaster Emeritus Tom Northrup was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at the “other” Hill School in Pottstown PA. In a wide-ranging video interview on the school’s website, Tom reflects on the lessons he learned as captain of the school’s basketball season in 1964, when he led the team to an undefeated [...]

December 2012

Junior Field Hockey National Coach of the Year

December 19th, 2012|

Sydney Bowers, Athletic Director of the Hill School in Middleburg, Virginia, was recently named the Junior Field Hockey National Coach of the Year by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) in Chandler, Arizona. Sydney, who began her career at Hill in 1976, has long been recognized as an outstanding coach in the Washington DC [...]