The Pembroke Hill School
- Top Ranked MO School
- Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
- Students: 1,156 students
- Yearly Tuition: $26,620
- Average class size: 16 students
- Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
Academics and Faculty
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
Lower School Chess Club, Lower School Math Club, Lower School Recycling, Lower School Safety Patrol, Middle School Chinese Club, Middle School French Club, Middle School Math Club, Middle School Raider Club, Middle School Recycling, Middle School Sicence Olympiad, Middle School Spanish Club, Middle School Student Council, Upper School Asian Club, Upper School AWARE, Upper School Book Club, Upper School Campus Guides, Upper School Chess Club, Upper School Common Ground, Upper School Community Service Board, Upper School Cooking Club, Upper School Cum Laude, Upper School Environmental Club, Upper School Envirothon Team, Upper School India Club, Upper School International Club, Upper School Italian Club, Upper School L'Alliance Francaise, Upper School Latin Club, Upper School Leadership Advisory Board, Upper School Learning It Together, Upper School Link Crew, Upper School Math Team, Upper School National Forensics League, Upper School Peer Helpers, Upper School Pep Club, Upper School Robotics, Upper School Science Bowl, Upper School Science Olympiad, Upper School Social Media Committee, Upper School Spanish Club, Upper School Student Government, Upper School Youth In Government
Arts and Music Programs:
Lower School Chorus (51st Street Singers), Lower School Private Music Lessons, Middle School Art Club, Middle School Chamber Music, Middle School Collage - Fine Arts Magazine, Middle School Creative Writing Club, Middle School Foreign Language Film Festival Club, Upper School Art Club, Upper School Choral Groups, Upper School Garret - Fine Arts Magazine, Upper School Photo/Film Club, Upper School Pinnacle - Yearbook, Upper School Voice - Newspaper, Upper School Writers Club
Recreational Athletic Programs:
Lower School Field Hockey, Lower School Sports Teams, Lower School Track Club, Upper School Frisbee Club
- Pembroke Hill was created in 1984 through the merger of the all-girls Sunset Hill School (founded in 1913) and the all-boys Pembroke-Country Day School (founded in 1910).
- Nearly 1,200 students, age 2 years through 12th grade, are enrolled each year. Our students learn in an environment where expectations are high and excellence is expected. At PHS, all students work hard and find supportive peers in their academic and extracurricular endeavors.
- Students from seven surrounding counties and 78 different zip codes, in both Kansas and Missouri, travel to Pembroke Hill each day. These students represent a variety of socioeconomic, religious, ethnic and racial backgrounds; students of color represent 30 percent of the school population. Over 100 of our current students have at least one parent who was born outside of the United States.
- In the 2021-22 school year, $3 million in need-based financial aid was awarded to approximately 25 percent of the student body.
- Essentially 100 percent of PHS seniors go on to a four-year college. Last year, 104 students graduated from Pembroke Hill.
- They matriculated to 70 different colleges and universities.
- The school has 121 faculty members; 72 have master`s degrees and eight hold doctorates. The average Pembroke Hill faculty member has 17 years of teaching experience.
- The student-faculty ratio is 11:1 in the Lower School and 15:1 in the Middle and Upper School.
- Pembroke Hill has a strong commitment to community service, from our youngest students through upper school. Sixty hours of service during upper school are required for graduation. A large majority exceed this requirement. Despite Covid restrictions, 63 percent of the Class of 2021 exceeded the sixty-hour requirement, and the entire class amassed a total of 11,331 community service hours.
- Our extracurricular program offers extensive opportunities for students beginning in kindergarten. Students may participate in chess, publications, community service, student government, interscholastic athletics (starting in middle school) and special interest clubs. Nearly 80 percent of our upper school students are involved in an extracurricular activity; 75 percent are part of an athletic team.
- Our parent community is an integral part of PHS. The Parents Association provides tremendous support through volunteers, fundraising and input on school issues.
- Pembroke Hill is operated by a Board of Trustees whose 23 members include parents, alumni and city leaders.
- Pembroke Hill is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
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