Linden Hall’s mission is to provide excellence in the education of young women in a diverse community, on or off campus. LH Virtual Academy explores how we bring this mission to life online and demonstrates our commitment to academic excellence in a virtual environment. LH Virtual Academy will continue to meet our mission of educating and empowering young women through our online experience, providing a robust virtual learning experience outside of the classroom.
Linden Hall continues to follow our normal class schedule as much as possible, including community event times, such as all-school assemblies and chapel and our coveted student speeches, which are a part of our curriculum to graduate.
On Mondays and Fridays, students join in live for virtual all-school assemblies. Students give graded speeches during this time and important announcements are shared.
On Tuesdays, advisories are still held. Advisors meet with their small group of advisees virtually and talk about subjects like digital citizenship, mindfulness, and well-being, or they take the time to relax and play games, like virtual scategories or have virtual show and tells.
Wednesdays, the beloved Linden Hall tradition of Chapel is still held virtually. Senior speeches are given and birthdays are all still celebrated virtually.
On Thursday, every class congregates online for class meeting. Classmates get a chance to reuninte and talk about important things like fundraising, prom, and class trips.
Our choir continues to meet weekly during our music block throughout distance learning. We have shifted to music history and vocal pedagogy in our synchronous class time. Our girls have been turning in weekly music checks and singing logs to continue our pursuit of musical growth. We have developed our aural skills by studying different musical genres and analyzing the characteristics that are specific to each.
Private applied lessons have continued during the shift to distance learning. Our teachers have been meeting through multiple platforms to best work one on one (virtually) with our girls. We have seen strong growth in aural skills among those studying voice and strength in technical skill in our instrumental studies. Though teaching music online has presented challenges, our teachers and students have continued to raise the bar and excel at their stud
Health & Wellness classes still continue to meet. Now more than ever, health & wellness are important components of our students daily lives. In classes, students discuss the importance of managing stress and anxiety and practicing mindfulness. Our middle school students also continue to complete physical education requirements by exercising at home. Whether it be by doing yoga, riding their bikes, playing soccer, or playing hockey.
We may not be able to celebrate on campus, but Linden Hall continues to celebrate our seniors and their success! Congratulations Class of 2020 yard signs now decorate local seniors yards, as well as the Linden Hall campus, and the streets of downtown Lititz.
Linden Hall's teachers are known for their amazing teaching skills, but many of them also have many other talents!
Spanish Teacher Senorita Davis is known for her love of sewing and knitting. She can often be seen on campus relaxing while knitting a special gift for someone. She decided to put her skills to use to help out Linden Hall staff members as well as members of the local Lititz community. She diligently hand-sewn several face masks for both our dining and maintenance staff. The extra masks will be donated to delivery drivers and members of the Linden Hall community.
The Linden Hall dining staff are always well-loved by students on our campus. Chef Maggie and Chef Becky and their team always go above and beyond to bring our students delicious meals, snacks, and treats. During these difficult times, the dining staff has continued to go above and beyond for our boarding students who had to remain on campus.
Those students thoughtfully wrote our wonderful dining team thank you notes and then decorated the dining hall bulletin board to surprise them! We are so grateful to all of our on-campus Staff for their efforts to go above and beyond during this unusual time.
Chef Maggie and Chef Becky kept a Linden Hall tradition alive to celebrate our Linden Hall seniors who remained on campus. They prepared a special meal and decorated the dining hall to hold a senior dinner for our senior boarding students who weren't' able to travel home. We are sad we can’t be with all of our Seniors to celebrate their amazing accomplishments, but we are so proud of all of you!
A few furry friends from Linden Hall’s barn joined faculty & staff virtual tea time! Our faculty & staff were happy to be joined by our school goat, Oliver, and one of our horses, Edward, or as Ms. Dennis, Director of Enrollment Management, calls him her “noble steed.” Linden Hall barn animals are beloved members of our community!