Spotlight Blog

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Alumni Marketplace

December 8th, 2012|

On Saturday, December 8th 2012, the Alumni Board sponsored its first “Hill Holiday Marketplace.” Alumni coordinator, Haley Walsh, ably assisted by Elisabeth Troye Plaskitt ’74, Lisa Hubbard Patterson ’85, and Hill parent Lisa White, organized this event which was held in the theater and the adjacent courtyard, reception area, and dance studio. Thirty vendors, including [...]

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 [...]

Alumni Golf Tournament

October 19th, 2012|

This year’s outing was again held at the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club on a spectacular October afternoon. Tournament Director Haley Walsh and her team of volunteers organized another outstanding event. Each year proceeds provide funding for the Alumni Association to support Hill’s Auction as well as other special projects for the school and the Middleburg [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]