Hampshire Country School

28 Patey Circle
Rindge, NH 03461-0346
Tel: (603)899-3325
Grades: 3-12 | 25 students
Island Pond is regularly used for canoeing and fishing.
Island Pond is regularly used for canoeing and fishing.
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
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
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


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

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Cushing Academy (4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Heritage Christian School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Our Redeemer Preschool (4.4 miles away)
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  • Rindge
    Grades: K-8 | 50 students
    1.5 miles
    13 North Street
    Rindge, NH 03461
  • Ashburnham
    Grades: 9-12 | 400 students
    4 miles
    PO Box 8000, 39 School Street
    Ashburnham, MA 01430
  • New Ipswich
    Our Redeemer Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK | 12 students
    4.4 miles
    PO Box 387
    New Ipswich, NH 03071
  • Winchendon
    Grades: 9-12 | 236 students
    6.7 miles
    172 Ash Street
    Winchendon, MA 01475
  • Jaffrey
    Victory High School
    Alternative School
    Grades: 10-12 | 34 students
    6.7 miles
    7 Knight St Ste 2 Ste 3
    Jaffrey, NH 03452

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