270 Years of Excellence in education
Founded in 1746, Linden Hall is the oldest independent boarding and day school for girls in continuous operation in the United States. Linden Hall empowers girls to excel academically and to thrive and grow in bold ways. With a diverse student body from 32 foreign countries and 16 states, Linden Hall fosters curious and independent leaders who are prepared to contribute as compassionate global citizens.
The solid foundation of a Linden Hall education nurtures its students for success in the next phase of their lives and readies them to become the leaders of their generation. They graduate well-prepared for their chosen colleges and for the lives and careers that await them.
Educating young women is in our DNA. In the United States, the education and empowerment of young women began and continues with Linden Hall.
The Moravian tradition of educating young women was based on the principles of "The Father of Modern Education," John Amos Comenius. His revolutionary ideas included education for rich and poor, boys AND girls.
Comenius believed that education is an instrument to train individuals to seek the truth and recognize it when found. Today, we continue to apply these principles to provide an unparalleled educational experience for young women.
Many of our traditions are deeply rooted in our Moravian history. Our campus borders the historic Moravian Church Square (the site of the original Moravian community in Lititz, Pennsylvania), and weekly chapel service as well as special events such as Convocation take place in the Moravian Church.
We are proud to say that the sisterhood established in 1746 continues to flourish nearly three centuries later.