High Mowing School

222 Isaac Frye Hwy
Wilton, NH 03086-0308
Tel: (603)654-9408
Grades: 9-12 | 110 students
North America's Oldest Waldorf Boarding and Day High School, Founded in 1942.
Progressive, Innovative... the Original 21st Century Education!
North America's Oldest Waldorf Boarding and Day High School, Founded in 1942.
Progressive, Innovative... the Original 21st Century Education!
High Mowing School is a Waldorf boarding and day school with up to 120 students from the United States and abroad.
Developing rigorous, imaginative thinking is at the core of the High Mowing math, science and humanities courses.
In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in a wide selection of studio and performing arts, digital arts, naturalist courses, sports and other engaging activities.
Our goal is to help young adults go out into the world possessed of a certain surety, an inner balance and confidence, along with academic knowledge and practical skills to meet life and its infinite possibilities.
Inspired by a love and respect for the highest potential in each human being, High Mowing School awakens capacities of creativity, intellect, compassion, and the will to make life choices with integrity and responsibility. Working from the ideals of Waldorf education, adapted to the needs of the American soul and spirit, we deeply value our natural environment and New England campus; beauty and simplicity; the uniqueness of each individual; the truth, beauty, and goodness of knowledge; the artistry and creativity that harmonizes all that we experience; finishing each task we begin; and passion for all that lives.

School Overview

School Type Waldorf School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences, evaluated on an individual basis
Year Founded 1942

Student Body

Total Students 110 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 14%
Students by Grade High Mowing School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 10 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $52,400
Tuition Notes Day tuition is $32900
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $15,000
Admissions Director Molly Reeve
Admissions Associate Liz McSweeney


Total Sports Offered 14 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Archery, Basketball, Cross Country, Cycling, Equestrian, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Paddle Tennis, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballAlpine SkiingArchery,
BasketballCross Country,
LacrosseNordic Skiing,
Paddle TennisRock Climbing,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 18 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. A Capella Choir, Anime Club, Archery, Biking, Chamber Music, Circus Arts, Cross Country Skiing, Downhill Skiing, French Club, Hiking, Literary Journal, Model United Nations, Open Studio, Rock Climbing, Tennis, The Peace & Social Justice Cabin, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball Anime Club, Archery, Biking, Chamber Music, Circus Arts, French Club, Hiking, Open Studio, Rock Climbing, Tennis, Volleyball, A Capella Choir,
Cross Country Skiing,
Downhill Skiing,
Literary Journal,
Model United Nations,
The Peace & Social Justice Cabin,
Ultimate Frisbee,

School Notes

  • Rigorous Academics
  • Studio Arts: Drawing, Painting, Pottery, Stained Glass, Fiber Arts, Silk Screening,Jewelry Making, Metalworking, Sculpting, Batik...
  • Outdoor Programs: Horticulture & Gardening, Naturalist, Sustainability, Ecology, Forestry.
  • Theater: Class Play Each Year & All-School Musical in Spring
  • Organic, Local Chef-Prepared Meals
  • Supportive, Responsive Faculty
  • Beautiful Rural New England Campus
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