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    Linden Hall ::: Lititz, Pennsylvania (girls only) ::: Northeast U.S.

    Linden Hall 

    • Founded in 1746, Linden Hall is the oldest girls' boarding school in the USA
    • Located in a safe and charming village with easy access to Philadelphia, Washington and New York City
    • 180 students; 40% international; average class size 11 students; student/faculty ratio 6:1
    • Girls only boarding school with no religious affiliation
    • Extensive and challenging programs in the fine arts, music and drama; qualified students may take courses at nearby Franklin & Marshall College for academic credit
    • Offering innovative programs such as Aviation, Junior Boarding and the Equestrian Academic Program
    • Linden Hall's philosophy is to custom fit a match between a student and her university.  Some recent "matches" include Harvard University, Carnegie Mellon University, among others
    • ESL Program

    Founded

    1746

    Climate

    Four seasons, moderate snow in winter

    Student Body

    Girls only; 180 students (grades 7-12); 40% international

    Average Class Size

    11 students

    Faculty

    32 faculty; 56% with advanced degrees

    Student/Faculty Ratio

    6:1

    College Placement

    100% university placement including Berklee College of Music, Carnegie Mellon University, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania among others

    Honors & AP

    Advanced Placement:  Biology, Calculus AB & BC, Chemistry, Chinese Language & Culture, Computer Science, 3D Design, Differential Equations, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Environmental Science, European History, French Language & Culture, Mandarin, Microeconomics, Physics, Psychology, Spanish Languge & Culture, Statistics, Studio Art, US History, World History

    Honors: Algebra, Biology, Chemistry, English, French, Humanities, Mandarin, Physics, Pre-calculus, Spanish, US History

    Marking System

    Linden Hall utilizes the standard grading system: A=90-100; B=80-89; C=70-79; D=60-69; F=0-59.  Grades are issued on a quarterly basis with parents receiving formal grade reports at the end of each quarter.

    Programs of Study

    The minimum requirements for grades 9-12 are as follows:

    English - 4 credits
      (1 year of English beyond ESL programming)
    Mathematics - 4 credits
      (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)
    Science - 3 credits
      (Chemisty, Biology)
    History/Social Studies - 3 credits
      (US History)
    World Languages - 2 credits
    Physical Education - 2 credits
    Arts - 2 credit

    World Languages offered: French, Mandarin, Spanish

    SAT/ACT Score: Average SAT score = 1856; Average ACT score = 27

    Accreditation

    Linden Hall is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

    Athletics

    Sports:Badminton, Ballet, Basketball, Cross-country, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Marksmanship, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball

    Arts

    Studio Art, Art History, Ceramics, Chamber Choir, Dance, 2D & 3D Design, Independent Study, Orchestra, Photography, Theater

    Extracurricular Activities

    Activities and Club: Aerobics, Choir, Cyberchicks, Dance Club, Drama Club, Equestrian Club, Hand Bell Choir, Kick Boxing, Literary Magazine, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Student Council, Yearbook, Yoga

    Facilities

    Art Studios, Arts and Science Building, 2 Athletic Fields, Center for Academic Excellence, Chapel, Dance Studio, Dining Hall, Gymnasium, Lecture hall, Library, Music Studio, 2 Residence Halls, riding Rings (indoor & outdoor), Sports & Fitness Center, Stable, Tennis Courts

    ESL

    Intermediate and advanced ESL courses, preparation for TOEFL and SAT test.  To graduate an international student must be in regular English class by senior year.

    Complete Profile

    Linden Hall Profile 2017