Flint Hill School

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Flint Hill School
Address

3320 Jermantown Rd (Upper School campus)

10409 Academic Drive (Lower and Middle School campus)
Oakton, Virginia 22124
United States
Coordinates

38°52′12″N 77°19′10″W / 38.87000°N 77.31944°W / 38.87000; -77.31944Coordinates: 38°52′12″N 77°19′10″W / 38.87000°N 77.31944°W / 38.87000; -77.31944 (Upper School campus)

38°52′44″N 77°18′24″W / 38.87889°N 77.30667°W / 38.87889; -77.30667 (Lower and Middle School campus)
Information
School type Private Independent, day, college-preparatory
Established 1956
Founder Don Niklason
Headmaster John Thomas
Faculty 250
Grades Junior Kindergarten-12
Gender Co-educational
Enrollment 1,097 (2017)
Color(s) Green & Blue          
Athletics conference MAC, ISL
Mascot Husky
Newspaper The Flint Hill View
Yearbook Iditarod
Website

Flint Hill School, founded in 1956, is a private, co-educational, college preparatory school, in Oakton, Virginia, in the United States. Serving grades K–12, the school currently has 1097 students. Its campus is located in Fairfax County, approximately 20 miles from Washington, D.C.

History[edit]

Flint Hill Lower and Middle School Campus (left) and the Miller House administration building (right).

Originally a summer camp in 1955, Flint Hill School was founded in 1956 by Don Niklason as Flint Hill Preparatory School, a co-educational day school with 18 students in grades K-8.[1] Students attended classes in the Miller House, an estate home belonging to the Francis Pickens Miller Family. That location is now at the junction of Route 66 and Chain Bridge Road, and serves as an administrative facility.

In 1986, Flint Hill purchased 13 acres of property several blocks away at the corner of Chain Bridge and Jermantown Roads. In 1990, a new ownership group acquired the school and reorganized it as Flint Hill School, a nonprofit educational organization. The 1990-1991 academic year began on the new campus with 65 faculty members and an enrollment of 425 students in grades K-12.

By the late 1990s, with more than 700 students, the school identified a need to expand its facilities once again, and acquired an additional 30 acres of land. In the summer of 2000, Flint Hill broke ground on its Upper School Campus. Within 12 months from breaking ground, classes began at the new facility on September 10, 2001.

In 2010, Flint Hill introduced the 1:1 technology program; providing all students with Apple Inc. computers and tablets for use in classes and other activities.[2] Flint Hill says that they are "one of the first independent schools in the nation" to enact such a program. In 2011, Flint Hill was named as an 'Apple Virginia Site School.' In 2013 and 2015,[3] Flint Hill was recognized as an 'Apple Distinguished School;' an award Apple gives to schools "that demonstrate Apple’s vision for learning with technology."[4]

As of 2017, Flint Hill has two campuses with more than 1,000[5] students and over 200[6] faculty and staff members.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

The Upper School has three continually published, on-campus student publications: The Flint Hill View (news, arts, sports, opinion, and editorial newspaper),[7] The Rough Draft (literary and arts magazine),[8] and The Iditarod (yearbook). Middle School and Upper School students can partake in class government by getting involved in the Student Council Association (SCA).[9][10]

Athletics[edit]

The school participates in the ISL (Independent School League) for girls sports and the MAC (Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference) for boys sports.[11] There are 22 different sports, with 32 Middle School and 35 Upper School teams.[6]

In the past 7 years (2007-2017) Flinthill has produced 165 College athletes with 83 of them going division 1

Flinthills Volleyball team has been ranked #1 in the country 3 times and went on a span of 44 wins before losing a match

Flinthills Basketball team was ranked #1 in the country 1 time in 1987 in former NBA player Denis Scotts senior season

Team History

Men's BASKETBALL

VISAA Division I State Champions 1995

VISAA Division I State Semi-finalist 2005

MAC Champions 1995, 1997, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011

MAC Tournament Champions 2008, 2009, 2010

FH Tip-Off Tournament Champions 2004, 2007, 2011, 2013 Football

VISAA Division I State Finalist 2008

VISAA Division I State Semi-finalist 2006, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016

MAC Champions 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015

Men's Lacrosse


VISAA Division II State Semi-finalist 2007

VISAA Division I State Semi-finalist 2009

MAC Champions 2007, 2008, 2009, 2009, 2010

MAC Tournament Champions 2008, 2010, 2014

Ice Hockey

Dominion Cup Champions 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015


Men's SOCCER

VISAA Division I State Semi-finalist 2005, 2006, 2007

VISAA Divison I State Finalist 2014

MAC Champions 1994, 2007, 2015, 2016

MAC Tournament Champions 2014, 2015, 2016

Men's Tennis

VISAA Division I State Champions 2006, 2007, 2008

MAC Champions 2006, 2008

MAC Tournament Champions 2006, 2008

GOLF

MAC Champions

1997, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016


BASEBALL

MAC Champions

2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

MAC Tournament Champions

2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014

VISAA Division I State Semi-finalist

2013, 2014, 2016


Volleyball'

VISAA Division I State Champions 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

VISAA Division I State Finalist

2016

VISAA State Semi-finalist

2005

ISL “A” Champions 2005

ISL “AA” Champions 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

ISL “AA” Tournament Champions 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

DC Metro City Champions 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

FH Invitational Tournament Champions 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016

Washington Post #1 Ranking 2009, 2010, 2014


Rivalry Between Flint Hill and The Potomac School[edit]

Flint Hill has a sports rivalry with The Potomac School; an independent K-12 college preparatory school located in McLean, Virginia.[12] The rivalry goes back to 1992 when both schools played at George Mason University for the first time ever where Flint Hill defeated Potomac in an overtime basketball victory.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our History | Flint Hill School". www.flinthill.org. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  2. ^ "Technology | Flint Hill School". www.flinthill.org. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  3. ^ "Flint Hill Receives Second Apple Distinguished School Recognition". www.flinthill.org. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  4. ^ "Education - Apple Distinguished Schools". Apple. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  5. ^ "Explore Flint Hill School". Niche. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  6. ^ a b "At a Glance | Flint Hill School". www.flinthill.org. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  7. ^ "The View". The View. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
  8. ^ "Literary Magazine's "Rough Draft" Polished for Publication". Flint Hill School. 2012-05-10. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
  9. ^ "Student Life | Flint Hill School". www.flinthill.org. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  10. ^ "Student Life | Flint Hill School". www.flinthill.org. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  11. ^ "Team Championships". www.flinthill.org. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  12. ^ "Flint Hill and Potomac: A Rivalry Decades in the Making". Oakton, VA Patch. 2012-12-09. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  13. ^ "General John R. Allen - Retired". United States Marine Corps. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  14. ^ "Justin Bonomo, Class of 2004 - Flint Hill School - Classmates". www.classmates.com. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  15. ^ a b c d "Notable Alumni". www.flinthill.org. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  16. ^ Denlinger, Ken; Denlinger, Ken (1992-04-09). "VETTER STILL NO MEMBER OF THE 'CLUB'". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  17. ^ "Her Excellency Lorena Castillo de Varela, First Lady of the Republic of Panama & UNAIDS Special Ambassador for AIDS in Latin America – Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation". laureatesandleaders.org. Retrieved 2017-02-25.