March 2013

6th Grade Balloon Launch

March 6th, 2013|

The 6th grade science curriculum includes the study of the atmosphere and thermodynamics. As part of this unit, students build and launch large paper hot air balloons. Led by science teacher Susan McCaskey, teams of students design, measure, and create their balloons from architectural paper. The construction requires students to measure eight gore panels and [...]

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 [...]

Hill School Leaders

February 18th, 2013|

At Hill School community service is part of our culture. Each class participates in at least one community service project of their own during the school year, and the entire school participates in annual projects. In particular as eighth graders are frequently reminded of the counsel of Reverend Dick Peard ”When you find your place [...]

Lower School Benefit for Room to Read

February 11th, 2013|

Over the past three years, the Lower School has made and sold goods at their Holiday Craft Bazaar for Room to Read. Kindergartners work with their Third Grade buddies to make cookie mix. First Graders bake and decorate their famous Gingerbread Cookies. Second Graders make bird themed items, such as bird feeders and bird houses. [...]

3rd Annual Academy Awards of Books

February 5th, 2013|

After strolling down the red carpet past a dozen paparazzi, Hill School’s readers enjoyed a ceremony celebrating favorite books, authors, characters, and series at the Third Annual Academy Awards of Books on February 5. Lower School students and teachers dressed in book-inspired costumes for the occasion. This year’s honoree was the author/illustrator of over 100 [...]

December 2012

Hill’s Giving Tree

December 21st, 2012|

Each year, Hill School students participate in a variety of community service initiatives. During the holiday season, all students at Hill are encouraged to bring a new toy, one that is gender and age appropriate for them, to share with children from the local community. For the past ten years, Hill School has partnered with [...]

November 2012

Cross Country Meet

November 8th, 2012|

Each November, Hill hosts a Cross Country Meet for the 4th through 8th grade students from local independent schools. The students, who compete in six groups organized by age and gender, run a one mile course over Hill's rolling and scenic campus. While ten ribbons are awarded to the top finishers in each group, every [...]

September 2012

Apple Gleaning

September 19th, 2012|

Five years ago, a third grade parent suggested the ideal community service project: apple gleaning. Each fall, the class boards the Hill School bus to drive to a local orchard. They search the ground below the apple trees for apples that the paying customers left behind. A child inspects each apple. “Would I eat this [...]

Hugh’s Playground

September 7th, 2012|

The playground was redesigned and rebuilt, through the generosity and vision of The Wiley Family and their many friends, in the summer of 2012 in memory of Hugh Wiley, class of 2018. During the dedication ceremony, Erica and Carter Wiley, Hugh’s parents, and Treavor Lord, Head of Hill School, welcomed guests and spoke about the [...]