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Posted October 3, 2013

Great decision to send our daughter here, the non pretentious atmosphere of this great institution makes The Hill truly a Family School . Academics, arts, social events, nurturing environment, school enthusiasm and personal attention afforded by the word class staff make this a true hidden gem among the top boarding schools. Their ambitious new headmaster is building upon solid foundation to make this a top choice among US boarding schools.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 13, 2010

I attended The Hill School graduating in 1989, returned to the school post-college to work in the Alumni Office for seven years, and now serve as Preident of the Alumni Executive Committee. I have chosen to stay deeply involved in The Hill School me based on my extremely positive educational experience as a student and the institiution's ongoing commitment to educating students in a formal and loving atmoshpere. The institution originally described itself as the "family boading school"-- this remains true today, with the faculty and staff members living in the dorms, coaching, teaching, and sharing every type of experience. Faculty members are experts in their respective fields, but are so much more than classroom educators. I encourage you to visit The Hill and see for yourself. Best regards, Hans

Posted September 28, 2009

As a former student, I can proudly say that The Hill School has been the foundation for me in all walks of life. I cherish every moment, intellectually and spiritually, spent there. I can only wait for my children to experience the same joy and nurturing at The Hill.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 8, 2009

As a former student here, i must say the academics are top notch. The school is a definite success for some, but for me, i saw its cut throat competition and judgemental conservatism from david doughrety (headmaster) as reasons why i would not, if i could, repeat my time there. However, i must admit its amazing academics truly made college something of a breeze. I went to syracuse university and must say my time in northenr new york was made less stressful by my time at the hill. Ultimate bootcamp for college!
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 26, 2007

Great school... No more needed to say!!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 26, 2006

I am where I am today because of the Hill School. It is an amazing place--so friendly and nurturing. I cannot wait to send my own children there.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted March 31, 2006

Great academics, the small environment fosters great intellectual drive. The sports teams are extremely competative and the faculty is superb.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted February 25, 2004

My son has attended all four years. The Hill, besides giving a great education, really enforces moral quality and holds students to high standards. They really polish off students with the dress codes and seated meals and students learn exellent manners and disipline. It's very structured but very very good. The Dougthery's (headmaster) are warm and provide excellent leadership.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 24, 2003

I enrolled my daughter last year as a 5th former(junior) at The Hill School, and I am enrolling my younger daughter there this year. The Hill School is not only a quality school academically, but an island of moral fortitude in a world where there is no longer any. We looked at a number of prep schools and the headmaster, Mr. David Doughterty, is a man of much integrity; I know other headmasters that profess character,but Mr. Doughterty lives it. The Hill School is not as well known as some of its counterparts, but is truly a diamond waiting to be found!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 19, 2003

I went to The Hill School from 1990, to 1994. I'm still struggling to make something of myself, but one thing is for certain: I am who I am because of the unique ingredients that existed there when I was a student. Your experience may be different, perhaps worse, perhaps better. I love The Hill School of 1990-1994. I can't say much about The Hill School of today, it's up to you to experience and get something from. It may be like it was for me, a horrible place at times, an amazingly wonderful place at other times. In either case, as a whole, the school is first class. Parents, if you can afford the roughly $20,000 a year tuition, send your kid here. I came out all messed up in some ways, but you know, there's a distinct possibility you'll be giving your kid a chance to make a dent in the universe.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted August 19, 2003

I attended The Hill as did my father before me. I count it as one of the most memorable experiences of my life. I entered as a second former(8th grader) and emerged after my senior year extremely well rounded and superbly prepared for most of what the world had to offer. Besides the obvious academics, the school engendered in me an excellent sense of self-reliance and duty which is sorely lacking today.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted August 11, 2003

I attended The Hill 1973-77 and count it as one of the most joyful experiences of my life because I was provided with not only the traditional education, but with a practical education outside the classroom as well. This was not a place where learning stopped at 3 PM. The Hill took a young boy and I emerged as a young gentleman four years later. To this day I hold high the ideals on which The Hill is founded in the steadfast belief that my education provided me with those tools necessary to exist in a world that will consistently improve as a result of our collective efforts to be true to oneself. 'Whatsoever things are true'. Without my Hill experience, I would not still be the gentleman I have been recognized to be, even after 25 years!
—Submitted by a former student

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