The Hill School

130 South Madison St
Middleburg, VA 20117-0221
Tel: (540)687-5897
Grades: PK-8 | 246 students
The goal of a Hill School education is to build character, self confidence, and scholarship through academic and co-curricular excellence, individualized attention, and a strong sense of community.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Religious Affiliation Other
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1926

Student Body

Total Students 246 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade The Hill School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
37%
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notes Junior Kindergarten - $9,500 Kindergarten - $14,800 1st - 3rd Grade - $19,800 4th - 8th Grade - $21,800
% on Financial Aid
30%
Admissions Director Kelly Johnson

Sports

Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, SoccerBasketballCross Country,
Field HockeyGymnastics,
LacrosseSoccer,

School Notes

  • The school’s goal is to help children grow strong and happy. In doing so we prize certain abilities: the abilities to think, to demonstrate essential academic skills, to be curious and resourceful, to communicate with oneself and with others, to trust, to be grateful, to wonder. And we prize certain qualities: honesty, humility, empathy, and compassion.
  • To preserve or achieve these attributes, we believe that one must possess a sense of worth and a sense of belonging – a child who feels alienated or unsure will be neither a good citizen nor an efficient learner. Therefore the school’s first concern is to be a family, so that students may be secure enough to be able to appraise their own strengths and weaknesses, to risk succeeding and failing.
  • We believe that confidence derives partly from experience, therefore that students should have opportunities to participate in many and varied activities – academic, artistic, social, athletic – intimately and realistically. A class overnight camping trip is as integral to the curriculum as is long division, care of a salamander in the science lab as germane as learning how to study for a test. Students need not only to read and discuss plays, but write and act them; not only to listen to symphonies, but play instruments; not only to participate in sports, but compete in them. There should be time to practice as well as study democracy; time to teach, as well as be taught.
  • Students also need opportunities to make choices: simple choices – whether or not to attend carefully to today’s test review; and complex choices – whether or not to show disapproval of an irresponsible act by an important friend. They need freedom, often encouragement, to make such choices. Mistakes need to have as realistic consequences as possible, yet if adult intervention is required, it should be forth-right, but also sympathetic and optimistic. Similarly, responsible conduct should be rewarded as naturally as possible, but when necessary, with adult confirmation.
  • Finally, we recognize that the most sensible and ambitious philosophy is achieved only by parents and teachers who maintain high expectations of themselves and their children, who are patient, and who are not discouraged by failure, or afraid to love.

Profile last updated: 01/08/2015

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School Reviews

As a parent of two recent graduates from The Hill School, I couldn't be happier with the overall experience at the school. Our children were challenged academically, learned to support their classmates, had opportunities to engage in sports, chorus, drama performances, and in mentoring lower school students. The program is designed to build confident students that love to learn and that is exactly what we see in our children. Both are recognized leaders in their out of school activities and received academic merit based scholarships to leading private secondary schools in the Mid-Atlantic Region. The Hill School invites parents to partner in their child's education experience. Participation in field trips, assistance with major school projects, holiday activities, annual cultural study programs and sporting events allowed us to get to know all of their fellow students and many of the other parents. The faculty was highly responsive to our requests for challenging but age appropriate book recommendations and often provided personal copies for our children to enjoy. The caring atmosphere at The Hill School made this a fantastic experience for our children.
- Posted by Parent, 05/17/16
Kids are allowed to be kids....period. Test scores are important, but more important is the "kid experience". Climbing trees, while learning math or, cleaning the pond area in driving rain, while learning the sciences of such, are what THE Hill School is all about. And, the educators are on board 100%. My kids LOVE it!....so do I.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15

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