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Linden Hall

Private Boarding School – Lititz , Pennsylvania

Established in 1746, Linden Hall is the oldest girls’ boarding school in the United States. The school is located in the historic town of Lititz, Pa and within a few hours of Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and New York City.

As an independent college-preparatory day and boarding school for girls in grades 6-12 and a post graduate year, Linden Hall has been committed to excellence in the education of young women for over 260 years. Linden Hall has recently redesigned its curriculum and increased its academic rigor to provide a challenging and multifaceted learning experience. Here, each student is nurtured and inspired to reach her highest potential. We are a diverse community of life-long learners, set in a structured, family centered environment.

Our community values scholarly achievement, character development, cultural awareness, and physical wellness, as it strives to prepare young women to assume the leadership roles of their generation.

Linden Hall’s student/faculty ratio is 1:6, with an average class size of 12 students. Both Honors level and AP courses are offered in English, History, Math, Science, and Art. Students may also participate in Linden Hall’s Advanced Scholars’ Program (ASP), which is a curriculum designed for talented and motivated Upper School students (grades 9-12) who wish to challenge themselves with advanced study at the honors and college levels while in secondary school. A strong college counseling program ensures that all Linden Hall graduates continue their education at the college level.

Concentrated Studies Program
At Linden Hall, they recognize that each student has her own talents and interests. They seek to nurture those qualities and, to that end, have created a Concentrated Studies Program. Beginning in eleventh grade, students focus their remain- ing elective credit hours in one of four programs: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM); Humanities and the Arts (HATA); International Studies (IS); and Arts and Sciences—a general distribution of electives (AS). The Concentrated Studies Program allows students to explore their own interests in-depth, while still assuring the breadth that comes with our comprehensive core program.

Academic and Sport Facilities
Stengel Hall, Steinman Art Center, Tsuzuki Science Center, Anne Brossman Sweigart Sports and Fitness Center (including a contemporary dance studio); state-of-the-art riding facilities, including a 20-stall stable and indoor and outdoor riding rings; 2 soccer fields; 6 tennis courts.

Dormitories and School Residences
Doubles dorm rooms; Internet connection available in each room. Single rooms are available to qualifying students. Each dorm contains a student lounge and laundry facilities.

Starting Dates:
February 1st is the deadline for first-round application review.
First day of school is August 24th.

Other Services Offered:

  • Academic progress reports
  • Airport transfer service
  • Assistance in acquiring books and material
  • Help with holiday accommodation
  • Help with travels during holidays
  • Orientation upon arrival

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All Girls School

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48 Acres

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  • AP Studio Art
  • AP Studio Photography
  • Chorus
  • Drama
  • Hand Bell Choir
  • Instrumental
  • Piano Keyboarding
  • Vocal Music

AP Courses

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Language and Culture
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • European History
  • French Language and Culture
  • Microeconomics
  • Physics
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art 2D
  • US History


  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Equestrian
  • Field Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Aerobics
  • Art
  • Choir
  • Community Service
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Literary Magazine
  • National Honor Society
  • Photography
  • Pilates
  • Student Council
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga

School Location

Partial List of College and University Acceptances

Bard College, Boston University, Brandeis University, Bryn Mawr College Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, Colgate University, The College of William and Mary, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Dickinson College, Emory University, Franklin and Marshall College George Washington University Georgia Institute of Technology, Hamilton College, Haverford College, Johns Hopkins University, Kenyon College, Lawrence University, Lehigh University, McGill University (Canada), Mount Holyoke College, New York University, Pennsylvania State University, Pomona College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Sarah Lawrence College, Skidmore College, Smith College, Swarthmore College, Trinity College, Tufts University, UCLA, University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Notre Dame, University of Pennsylvania, University of Richmond, University of Rochester, University of Southern California, University of Virginia, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Vanderbilt University, Villanova University, Wake Forest University, Washington University in Saint Louis, Wesleyan University, Williams College

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Closest International and Local Airports: Harrisburg (HIA), Philadelphia (PHL), Newark (EWR), John F. Kennedy (JFK), LaGuardia (LGA), Baltimore-Washington (BWI)
For Details Visit Website: Linden Hall

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