The Hill School Celebrates Diversity Week — Every Week

The Hill School, in Pottstown, Pa., is a very diverse place. Our 500 boarding and day students are drawn from 29 states and 25 foreign countries. Students of color make up 37 percent of our students, and 19 percent of our young men and young women are international.

Recently our students were invited to help create an “Animoto” video that both celebrates our diversity and helps to educate others regarding stereotypical assumptions concerning race, gender, religion, and other issues. Here is the link to the resulting story and video on our website:

Our backdrop is the colorful “Thousand Hands Wall” in our field house, which was created using handprints of Hill students, teachers, staff members, alumni, and other community members. The Hill School song is called “A Thousand Hands,” of course!

Enjoy our short, fun video ( in which our community members express their distinctive views on diversity. This project helped our students explore and express their beliefs and learn more about other Hill family members from around the world.

Does your school do something similar?

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