Hampshire Country School

28 Patey Circle
Rindge, NH 03461-0346
Tel: (603)899-3325
Grades: 3-12 | 25 students
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Hampshire Country School is a small, friendly boarding school for 20 to 25 boys, most of middle-school age.
It is especially suitable for boys of very high intellectual ability who have had difficulty functioning in large, socially complex schools, including boys with ADHD, NVLD, and Asperger's.
Traditional elementary and secondary courses are taught in very small classes. Recreation-level sports and activities are designed for fun and learning.
The rustic 1700 acre campus includes forests, lakes, streams, and a small farm.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Other school association(s)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Grades Offered Grades 3-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Difficulties related to superior ability, NVLD, ADHD, Asperger
Year Founded 1948

Student Body

Total Students 25 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 14%
Students by Grade Hampshire Country School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
30%
Average Class Size 4 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Collared shirts for classes. Jackets and ties for formal occasions.)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes All-inclusive tuition includes room, board, most activities, laundry, and most school supplies.The school does not offer financial aid.
Admissions Director William Dickerman

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. art, board games, strategy games, and role playing games, canoeing, care of farm animals, climbing wall, drama, hiking and camping, music lessons (piano, brass, singing), recreational sports (tennis, soccer, floor hockey, etc.) art, canoeing, climbing wall, drama, board games, strategy games, and role playing games,
care of farm animals,
hiking and camping,
music lessons (piano, brass, singing),
recreational sports (tennis, soccer, floor hockey, etc.),

School Notes

  • Can be a good choice for certain high ability boys with Asperger's syndrome, nonverbal learning disabilities, executive function difficulties, or ADHD.
  • Best entering ages: 8- to 12-years-old
  • Typical class size: 3 to 6 students Typical dorm-group size: 5 to 8 students
  • All students are boarding students. Most faculty live on campus.
  • Students typically come from more than a dozen states, including all parts of the U.S.A., plus American students living abroad.

Profile last updated: 08/17/2015

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The average acceptance rate in Cheshire County, NH is 74% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).