The Pembroke Hill School
- Pembroke Hill is a community of learners - students, faculty/staff, parents and alumni.
- We are dedicated to helping our students achieve educational excellence while guiding them to become individuals of character who believe that they can and do make a difference in our school community and the community beyond Pembroke Hill.
The Pembroke Hill School places among the top 20% of private schools in Missouri for:
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)|
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
|Grades Offered||Grades Nursery/Preschool-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Mild Learning Differences|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Summer Program Cost Notes||Varies by weeks enrolled|
|Summer Program Details||Link to Summer Program Details|
|Total Students||1172 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 15%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||154 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||8:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||16 students|
|Number of AP Courses||20 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Advanced Courses||Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Chinese, Economics (Micro & Macro), English Literature, Environmental Science, French Language, Latin, Physics 1, Physics 2, Physics C, Psychology, Spanish Languate, Statistics, Studio Art (2-D, 3-D and Drawing), U.S. Government & Politics, U.S. History|
|Average SAT score||1400|
|Average ACT score||30|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Jan. 15 / rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$24,960|
|Tuition Notes||Upper school tuition listed.|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Admissions Director||Laura Linn|
|Admissions Associate||Samantha Piper|
|Total Sports Offered||17 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Drill Team, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseball, Basketball,|
Cheering, Cross Country,
Drill Team, Field Hockey,
Track and Field, Volleyball,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||60 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
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
- Our History
- 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).
- Our Students
- 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 2018-19 school year, $3.4 million in need-based financial aid was awarded to approximately 25 percent of the student body.
- Class of 2019 Profile
- Essentially 100 percent of PHS seniors go on to a four-year college. Last year, 104 students graduated from Pembroke Hill.
- They matriculated to 72 different colleges and universities.
- Our Faculty
- The school has 154 faculty members; 76 have master`s degrees and seven 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.
- School Life
- 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. In 2018-19, forty-nine students earned the Presidential Community Service Award (over 100 hours of community service in a single school year).
- 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 24 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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- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Kansas City Grades: PK-6 | 113 students
30 West 51st Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
(816)531-2192 0.2 PK-6
- Kansas City Grades: PK-3 | 99 students
707 W 47th St
Kansas City, MO 64112
(816)561-4533 0.5 PK-3