A learning experience like no other, Crotched Mountain School offers a flexible learning environment where students build relationships, discover skills and talents, and attain their highest level of independence.

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Crotched Mountain School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Hampshire for:

School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 20%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
Average Class Size
6 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education as a private special education school and a non-public school. Approved to serve all 13 educational codings for students age 4 through 21.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Delphine Lenoir

School Notes

  • In the heart of New Hampshire, perched on an idyllic 1,400-acre campus overlooking the Contoocook River Valley, Crotched Mountain School offers a unique combination of innovative day and residential special education, year-round accessible recreation, award-winning arts and music programming, community and campus-based vocational experiences, and a comprehensive suite of therapeutic supports.
  • For over 50 years, Crotched Mountain School has provided an unforgettable day and residential special education experience surrounded by the natural beauty of New Hampshire. We help our students gain the skills to succeed in the community and to live a life of maximum independence.
  • A fully accredited Kindergarten through 12+ residential and day school located less than two hours from Boston and 45 minutes from Manchester, NH, Crotched Mountain School specializes in autism, communication needs, and addressing challenging behaviors. 
  • Our comprehensive educational and treatment approaches are complemented by 24-hour nursing support.
  • Crotched Mountain School is approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education as a private special education school. We are licensed for all recognized IEP classifications.
Profile last updated: 04/14/2021

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The average private school tuition in Hillsborough County, NH is $8,912 for elementary schools and $15,236 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Hillsborough County, NH is 79% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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