Welcome from the Head of School

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to Linden Hall. I invite you to explore and discover what it means to be a Linden Hall girl!

When describing our school, I often say that we are a place where girls are valued and known. Every member of our community — faculty, staff, parents, alumna, board members, and friends — believes in the value of an all-girls education.

From the moment I stepped foot onto Linden Hall's picturesque campus, I knew I was part of something special. As the nation's oldest independent girls' boarding school, we take pride in our storied history and the profound influence we have on our students. With a compelling history of innovation in the education and empowerment of young women, Linden Hall prepares girls to assume leadership roles and to thrive and grow in bold ways. Our students are bright, inquisitive, articulate, self-confident, and caring.

The benefits of attending an all-girls school are well established – increased academic engagement, ample opportunities to assume leadership roles, and fewer social pressures than those found in co-ed schools. However, what distinguishes Linden Hall is that we offer our girls so much more. In addition to an exemplary academic program, our girls are able to participate in our signature programs – aviation, equestrian, and visual arts. They are also part of a welcoming, tight-knit, and supportive community that encourages girls to take academic risks and to reach beyond their comfort zone.

Our Promise Statement, which captures the essence of our Mission Statement, continues to guide all that we do at Linden Hall.

As an academically rigorous community where girls are valued and known, we promise to provide an environment that fosters curious and independent leaders who are prepared to contribute as compassionate global citizens.


  • being in a small school where everyone is known,
  • forging strong relationships with your teachers and classmates,
  • having opportunities to follow your passions,
  • attending a school where academics are a top priority and, like you, your classmates are conscientious and want to be successful,
  • knowing that your school values the arts, athletics, and extracurricular activities,
  • attending a school that provides a nurturing environment and stresses character education and service to others, and
  • being part of a school where learning is fun.
We invite you to visit and to experience firsthand what it means to be a Linden Hall girl.

Sincerely yours,

Michael E. Waylett
Head of School