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 [...]

May 2012

Em Sharp Reception

May 11th, 2012|

On Friday, May 11, 2012 The Hill School Alumni Association hosted a spring reception in honor of Emily Sharp, beloved Art teacher and Faculty Emeritus. From 1961-1971 and 1978-1983, Em taught at Hill School inspiring and instilling a love of art. She influenced the lives of countless students, and it was this passion for Hill [...]

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 [...]

Alumni Shoot

March 3rd, 2012|

The first annual Hill School Alumni Shoot held on March 3, 2012 was a huge success. There were over 60 participants in attendance (26 alumni ranging from the classes of 1947 to 2009) on a chilly Saturday morning, but as the clouds parted and teams formed, healthy competition ensued. Prizes were given to the top [...]