270 Years of Excellence in education
Founded in 1746, Linden Hall is the nation's oldest independent boarding and day school for girls in continuous operation. At Linden Hall, girls thrive and grow in bold ways. With a diverse student body currently representing 26 foreign countries and 13 states, Linden Hall provides an academically rigorous community where girls are valued and known. A Linden Hall experience fosters curious and independent leaders who are prepared to contribute as compassionate global citizens.
Surrounded by peers and teachers who challenge and support her, a Linden Hall girl is empowered to follow her passions and become a leader in her own generation. The solid foundation of a Linden Hall experience launches girls into the next phase of their life – well prepared not only for their chosen college, but for the careers that await them beyond.
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Educating young women is in our DNA. In the United States, the education and empowerment of young women begins 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 excellent educational experience for young women.
Many of our traditions are deeply rooted in our Moravian history. Our campus shares the historic Moravian Church Square (the site of the original Moravian community in Lititz, PA). We are proud to say that the sisterhood established in 1746 continues to flourish nearly three centuries later.