Rowland Hall At A Glance
Rowland Hall is Utah’s oldest coeducational college-preparatory school, founded in 1867.
School-wide, our student-teacher ratio is 10:1; the average class size is 16 students.
We occupy two urban campuses and serve 1,000 students from preschool (age 2) through grade 12.
Four divisions make up our school: Beginning School (2PreK-K), Lower School (grades 1-5), Middle School (grades 6-8), and Upper School (grades 9-12).
We offer a liberal arts curriculum plus art, music, drama, dance, service learning, debate, technology, physical education, and interfaith chapel.
Our academic calendar operates on a trimester system, with the first trimester ending at Thanksgiving, the second trimester ending in mid-March, and the third trimester ending in early June.
We are Utah’s only one-to-one Apple laptop high school.
Our fifth grade uses a one-to-one Apple iPad program, and this program is expanding up and down grade levels according to a five-year technology plan.
Advanced Placement classes are offered in 17 test areas.
One-hundred percent of seniors and 62 percent of juniors took AP exams in 2010, as we typically counsel only juniors and seniors to take the AP curriculum. In 2011, every senior, 83 percent of juniors, and one sophomore took the AP exams.
Honors courses are offered in nine subject areas.
- Class of 2010 Median combined SAT score: 1940
- Critical reading - 640, Math - 650, Writing – 650
- Class of 2011 Median combined (Class of 2011) SAT score: 1830
- Critical reading - 620, Math - 620, Writing – 610
- Median ACT score for Class of 2010: 28
- Median ACT score for Class of 2011: 27
Traditionally, our senior class has the largest percentage of National Merit Semifinalists of any Utah school.
Over half of the senior class of 2010 received offers of merit scholarships to college.
Two-thirds of our Upper School students participate in 17 sports through the Middle School and Upper School’s athletic program. Competing in the UHSAA’s 2A classification in 17 sports, our teams compete in and often earned Region and State Championships. Rowland Hall fans are frequently recognized by the UHSAA with honors for sportsmanship.
Rowmark Ski Academy, a department of the Upper School, facilitates elite ski race training and competition for approximately 25 Rowland Hall athletes.
Ethnic and racial diversity is represented by 20% of our student body.
Our annual financial aid budget of $1.8 million supports 18 percent of the student body.
We are Utah’s only Malone Family Foundation Scholarship School, funding educational opportunities for students who show enthusiasm and motivation for academic excellence and whose family demonstrates financial need.
The Annual Fund, in which parent, grandparent, and alumni communities participate, is a critical component of our annual operating budget, and raises approximately $850,000 each year.
Rowland Hall is a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of approximately 25 school parents, alumni, and friends.
Every parent is a member of the school’s parent-teacher association, known as Home and School, which provides a vital volunteer and communication link between the school and its parent body.
We are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools, the Utah State Office of Education, and the Northwest Accreditation Commission.
We are members of the National Association of Independent Schools, the National Association of Episcopal Schools, and the Utah High School Activities Association.
Our school mascot is a Winged Lion named Roary.
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION: Rowland Hall does not discriminate on the basis of physical ability, race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in its admission, financial aid, or employment policies or in the administration of educational, athletic, or other school programs.