28 Chester County Life / CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM TOWER HILL SCHOOL BY JULIA KRUMENACKER In the early 1920s at Tower Hill School, girls and boys learned carpentry skills as they built a cabin on campus. They were ed- ucated on Greek history and art while con- structing a model of the Parthenon. Students became adept at cooking, learned gardening skills, participated in debate societies, and managed a campus store. At the time, these experiences were large departures from tra- ditional education, and the beginning of a national movement to reinvent teaching and learning. A passion for innovation was the blueprint of the curriculum. One hundred years later, the world has definitely changed. Yet, much at Tower Hill has remained. Students engage in projects that promote real-life experiences and self- expression, such as building websites, learn- ing camping strategies, writing articles, and studying photography. During a new Tower Term mini-semester, students can be found practicing post-apocalyptic survival skills, applying math concepts to solve a murder case, or utilizing science lessons to build an escape room. The earliest Tower Hill School leaders were dedicated to creating a model school that would be a leader in education. Their mission of educating the whole child by blending academic rigor with hands-on life skills has placed Tower Hill School at the national forefront in education for 100 years. This school year marks a two-year cen- tennial celebration, as Tower Hill’s reputable history and tradition of excellence boldly continues. Consistently providing an inno- vative educational experience, Tower Hill equips students with intellectual aptitude, moral fortitude, leadership, and citizenship. Celebrating 100 Years as a National Leader in Education Tower Hill School Burton Fowler, one of Tower Hill School’s earliest leaders