Hill House International Junior School
17 Hans Place, Chelsea, London, SW1X 0EP
020 7584 1331
|Principals||Richard, Janet, William & Edmund Townend|
|Co-ed Age Range||4-13|
|Number of pupils||740|
|Number of boys||420|
|Number of girls||320|
|Day fees per annum||£13,200 - £17,400|
|Average Class Size||12-14|
'A child's mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.'
Hill House was founded in Switzerland in 1949 moving to La Tour-de-Peilz in 1951 when the building in Hans Place, London was opened. We hold fast to the guiding vision set by the founders that the modern child must be educated for a world community. He or she must be taught to understand that all nations depend on one another; learn to live with children of other nationalities; respect that which is unknown and often very foreign to them, and thus open the doors to a world which each day becomes smaller. Hill House became the first school to teach in two different countries at the same time with the same children. The purpose built house in Glion, 2,500 feet above Lac Leman, hosts specialist courses throughout the year for selected pupils from London, providing experience of a boarding school environment in the setting of a mountain village in the French speaking canton of Vaud.
Hill House is the oldest London school in which every aspect of the daily administration of the school remains in the care and control of the founding family. It is a school that enables children from all over the world to have the opportunity to follow an English curriculum while learning that every nation is equal but different and that peaceful co-existence comes from mutual respect, understanding and consideration for others from diverse backgrounds. A full academic programme, enriched by outstanding teaching in small classes, leads to pupils consistently going on to the leading day and boarding secondary schools of their choice with many scholarships awarded each year. We passionately believe in supporting and stretching all our pupils to seek the highest levels of academic achievement. There is a particular emphasis on Art, Drama, Music and Sport all of which are taught by over thirty specialist teachers. Throughout the year there are over seventy concerts, recitals and drama evenings in Founders' Hall where pupils can showcase their artistic talents and the school year ends with a celebratory Field Day culminating in the famous Gun Run.
Children can enter Hill House at any age between four and eleven years old if places are available. There is no formal entry examination. Parents are invited to visit Hans Place any Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday during term time at 8.30am for a tour of the school. There is no need for an appointment - please just come when it is convenient for you. After the tour, if you wish, you may complete the simple entry application form. All entry forms must be completed by the parents, in person, at Hans Place. We will not send forms by post.
Mrs Janet Townend (Director of Admissions), Miss Beryl Lang (Registrar)
Tel: 020 7584 1331, firstname.lastname@example.org