Linden Hall

  • Founded in 1746 and acclaimed as the oldest girls' boarding and day school in the United States, Linden Hall has been providing a singularly unique and multi-faceted education for nearly 300 years.
  • The campus is located in the historic town of Lititz, PA and within a few hours of Washington D.C. and New York City. Lititz is 2013's Coolest Small Town in America!
  • As a college preparatory school for grades 6-12 and a post graduate year, Linden Hall is dedicated to excellence in the education of young women.
  • By the careful blending of unparalleled tradition and inspired innovation, rigorous academics and enriching co-curriculars, Linden Hall offers the finest in learning and living experiences, as it prepares young women to be the leaders of their generation.
  • Linden Hall's 220 students come from more than 15 states and represent more than 40 countries.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Year Founded1746

Student Body

Total Students173 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
46%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Linden Hall Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size10 students
Number of AP Courses18 courses
Advanced CoursesArt History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, French Literature, Government, Photography, Physics B, Physics C, Spanish Language, Statistics, Studio Art: 2-D Design, US History
Average SAT score1400
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(uniform (plaid skirt or khaki pants and blue or white polo shirt))

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$23,900
Tuition NotesNeed-based financial aid and merit scholarships available. Day School: $23,900. 5-Day Boarding: $49,700. 7-Day Boarding: $57,650.
% on Financial Aid
60%
Admissions DirectorLauren Dennis
Admissions AssociateAnna Kreitzer

Sports

Total Sports Offered17 sports
SportsArchery, Ballet, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballArcheryBallet,
BasketballBowling,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceEquestrian,
Field HockeyGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Drama Competition Team, Global Council

Club or Organization:
Echo Literary Magazine, Film/Photography, Go Green - environmental initiatives, Hallmarks, International Night, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Photography, Student government, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Dance, Drama, Handbells

School Notes

  • Founded in 1746; the oldest girls' boarding/day school in the United States
  • Enrollment: 220 students from 16 States and 41 Nations
  • 49-acre campus two blocks from the square of Lititz, a safe and charming historic town between Harrisburg and Philadelphia
  • Close proximity to urban centers. Day trips are arranged for students to explore the history and culture of New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.
  • For students interested in traveling, Fall and Spring break trips are offered to U.S. destinations and to Europe
  • Faculty advisor assigned to each student to act as her mentor. Sister Program provides each student with additional peer support
  • Comprehensive and supportive College Counseling Program. One-on-one guidance aids students in identifying colleges best matched to their academic potential and personal interests. Direct oversight and preparation for SAT and ACT tests is provided, and Linden Hall's college counseling results in 100% acceptance to some of the nation's finest schools.
  • Championship riding program; competitive IEA dressage and hunt seat teams for both Middle School and Upper School, cross country course, travel for shows and recreational riding
  • Aviation program for Upper School girls to earn their private pilot's license

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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I go to linden hall and I love it there. There academic program is great and anyone who goes there could tell you they wouldn't want to be anywhere else!
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My daughter started at Linden Hall in 6th grade and graduated 2 years ago. It was an amazing experience for her. She took advanced classes that weren't even offered at her public school. The teachers were well supportive, knowledgeable, and caring. I do not feel that my daughter would have had the same great experience at any other local school.
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