At Hill School, we provide an environment where learning is valued, differences are appreciated, and individual strengths are recognized. We want our students to build positive self-esteem and develop confidence through competence. There are several Upper School traditions that celebrate the individual student and recognize each student’s gift.
Sophomore Portfolio Evening
In the spring, the sophomore class will exhibit their reading and writing portfolios and read their “Me” paper.
Junior Recognition Ceremony
Early in the spring semester, juniors are presented with a class ring or another token of their status as upper classmen. Each junior will ask someone to present him or her with this token, and the presenter introduces the student with a personal reminiscence or acknowledgement of this milestone.
In the spring, the seniors create a display to represent their unique selves. Some seniors choose to read an essay or piece they have written.
Senior Robing Ceremony
Hill School celebrates seniors with a Robing Ceremony the evening before graduation. Academic accomplishments are celebrated as they receive their graduation robes and other regalia. Each senior invites a Hill School faculty or staff member to present them with their robe.