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 [...]

June 2012

8th Grade Memories

June 7th, 2012|

Each spring, our graduating 8th grade students compose stories of their special memories of and feelings about their time at Hill to share with parents and younger students. Their knowledge of themselves, and wisdom about what is important, is always moving. Often, they express the school's priorities and values as well as anyone. Here is the [...]

Outstanding Achievement in Latin

June 5th, 2012|

Thirteen-year-old Philomont resident Lindsay Woods, a student at The Hill School in Middleburg, has earned first place in one of several nationwide contests sponsored by the Ancient Coins for Education (ACE) Organization.  Her score was the highest in the country (Junior Division: 13 and under) for one of three ACE Image Competitions. Image Contests require [...]

March 2012

Hill School Top Reducer in Green Cup Challenge

March 19th, 2012|

Students from 116 schools in 22 states collectively prevented 1,567,562 pounds of global warming carbon dioxide (CO2) from being released into the atmospher in just four weeks, during the 2012 national Green Cup Challenge. Top reducing schools for this years GCC included The Hill School in Middleburg, Virginia (-23.4%) which came in 3rd in the [...]