Crotched Mountain School

Tel: (603)547-3311
Grades: PK-12 | 95 students
Where friendships are formed and memories are made.
Children make friends and excel at Crotched Mountain School.
They experience an environment of complete acceptance, respect and dignity from our staff and from their peers.
Students who have been overlooked in other school settings blossom here.
Our teaching approach focuses on effective communication skills.
This offers students the ability to connect with their teachers, therapists, families and each other in a meaningful and productive manner.
With these skills, a strong sense of belonging and camaraderie is cultivated through rich learning experiences and plentiful student activities, such as sports, school plays, science fairs, field trips and the simple pleasure of hanging out with friends.
Each school day is engaging and provides ample opportunities for students to shine and enjoy school life.
Children at Crotched Mountain School have varied emotional, behavioral, developmental and physical disabilities, including Autism spectrum disorders, emotional and behavioral disorders, trauma disorders, intellectual disabilities, acquired brain injuries, and rare complex disorders.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1953

Student Body

Total Students 95 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 15%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 95 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 1:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 7 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Approve BY NHDOE and NY State DOE and a MA 766 School
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Melissa Lambert


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Artist in Residence, Dance Troupe, Drumming Dance Troupe, Drumming, Artist in Residence,

School Notes:

  • As a learning community, Crotched Mountain School offers individualized education programs and enriching educational experiences for students with disabilities at learning levels pre-K-12. Student-centered education programs Crotched Mountain School is a NH-approved special education school, with students who perform on a wide range of learning levels. Their individualized educational program may include everything from basic communication skills and activities of daily living, to functional academics or course work leading to a high school diploma. Our experienced staff and low staff-to-student ratios allow us to accommodate many learning levels and learning styles. We create small, personalized learning environments with six to eight students in a typical classroom. Within our 13 homeroom classrooms, children are closely matched based on their age and developmental levels. This creates an individualized learning environment where students can succeed.Enriched curriculum expands horizons Our curriculum follows the New Hampshire frameworks. We customize and refine our teaching methods to ensure that all children can access required topics at their own level in areas including language arts, history, math and science. Students who meet state standards are awarded an accredited high school diploma at Crotched Mountain School.

Profile last updated: 08/17/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Antrim Girls Shelter (5.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Happy Valley School (4.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Well School (5.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Peterborough
    Happy Valley School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: K | 19 students
    4.2 miles
    132 Gulf Rd
    Peterborough, NH 03458
  • Antrim
    Antrim Girls Shelter
    All-girls  | Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: 8-12 | 8 students
    5.2 miles
    Po Box 531
    Antrim, NH 03440
  • Peterborough
    Grades: PK-8 | 135 students
    5.9 miles
    360 Middle Hancock Rd
    Peterborough, NH 03458
  • Hillsborough
    Hillsboro Christian School
    Alternative School (Christian)
    Grades: PK-12 | 29 students
    8.9 miles
    337 Second New Hampshire Tpke
    Hillsborough, NH 03244
  • Dublin
    Cobb Meadow School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-KG | 14 students
    9.3 miles
    Po Box 352
    Dublin, NH 03444

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