The White Mountain School

371 West Farm Road
Bethlehem, NH 03574-0357
     Tel: (603)444-2928
        
   
Grades: 9 - 12 | 124 students
We are a school of inquiry and engagement, valuing curiosity and dedicated passion in our students.
We believe in open dialogue between students and teachers to foster authentic relationships and enthusiasm for intellectual discourse.
We offer a variety of alternative outdoor sports such as rock climbing, skiing, and whitewater kayaking.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Religious Affiliation Episcopal
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported We serve mild to moderate learning differences including ADHD and Executive Functioning deficits, academic anxiety, and diagnosed Learning Disabilities (e.g. reading disorder, math disorder).
Year Founded 1886

Student Body

Total Students 124 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 19%
State avg.: 14%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 67%
Average Class Size 10 students
Number of AP Courses 10 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP French Language, AP Human Geography, AP Spanish Language, AP Studio Art 2D Design, AP Studio Art 3D Design, AP Studio Art Drawing/Painting, 
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost $54,900
% on Financial Aid 40%
Average Financial Aid Grant $34,000
Acceptance Rate 47%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Brad D'Arco
Admissions Associate Sarah Catlin

Sports

Total Sports Offered 14 sports
Sports Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Cycling, Dance, Freestyle Skiing, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, SoccerBasketballClimbing,
Cross CountryCycling,
DanceFreestyle Skiing,
KayakingLacrosse,
Mountain BikingNordic Skiing,
Rock ClimbingSki Jumping,
SnowboardingSoccer,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 29 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. ACappella, Art, Astronomy, Chess, CitizensOfTheWorld, Citizenship, CommunityService, DigitalArtAndGraphicDesign, Electronics, Environmental, FarmAndForest, HikingAndFitness, IndoorSoccer, InkAndPaper(LiteraryMagazine), International, Multi-Cultural, NHS, Photography, Robotics, Running, Social, SpectrumAlliance, Step, StudentCouncil, Sustainability, Theater, Ultimate, Yearbook, Yoga ACappella, Art, Astronomy, Chess, Citizenship, Electronics, Environmental, FarmAndForest, IndoorSoccer, International, Multi-Cultural, NHS, Photography, Robotics, Running, Social, Step, StudentCouncil, Sustainability, Theater, Ultimate, Yearbook, Yoga, CitizensOfTheWorld,
CommunityService,
DigitalArtAndGraphicDesign,
HikingAndFitness,
InkAndPaper(LiteraryMagazine),
SpectrumAlliance,

School Notes:

We are a school of inquiry and engagement. Grounded in our Episcopal heritage, we prepare and inspire students to lead lives of curiosity, courage and compassion.

HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY 
Set among the beautiful mountains of northern New Hampshire, The White Mountain School is a college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12. Since our founding in 1886, we have remained true to the original focus of New England boarding schools: the development of mind, body and spirit. We develop the mind through our college preparatory curriculum and through a campus-wide ethos of inquiry and engagement in learning. We develop the body through sports and other physical activities, making full use of our spectacular natural setting. We develop the spirit through reflection, exploration of meaning and purpose, and service in the broader world. In the context of a traditional liberal arts curriculum, we engage students in authentic inquiry– asking and pursuing questions that matter to them. This inquiry process not only leads to enduring learning, it helps students develop the skills and habits essential for academic success. Our students learn how to frame a question, how to find and evaluate research resources, how to synthesize information, and how to formulate an argument. They develop habits of curiosity, collaboration, and persistence. In short, they become great learners.

Profile last updated: 04/08/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Bethlehem Christian School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Woodland Community School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Children S House (1.4 miles away)
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School Reviews

6 months ago
Small size allows the diverse and international community a chance to appreciate various perspectives- excellent leadership and faculty take advantage of the spectacular mountain setting with sports and art courses inspired by the schools close ties with the natural environment. A college prep program, the school supports academically driven students with learning differences, and helps students find their passions through field courses and the senior L.ASR project. Great science and arts facilities. Classes emphasize discussions and critical thinking- the small size facilitates the student''s active participation. Great small school.
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