Crotched Mountain School

  • Crotched Mountain School provides high-quality special education to day and residential students age 4-21 and specializes in autism, communication disorders, and challenging behaviors.
  • We offer a full complement of related services (PT/OT/SLP/TR), year-round accessible recreation, hands-on vocational programming, and BCBA supports.
  • Our primary mission is to help students achieve maximum independence and live a great life in the community.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 1-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1953
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
Average Class Size6 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesApproved 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 DirectorDavid Etlinger


Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBasketball, Bowling, Climbing, Dance, Indoor Soccer, Kayaking, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, SoftballBasketballBowling,
Indoor SoccerKayaking,
Nordic SkiingSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Farm School

Arts and Music Programs:
Fiber Arts, Music class

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Accessible Recreation (Skiing, Kayaking, Cycling, Hiking), Special Olympics, Yoga

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 world-class special education, full-time residential living, year-round accessible recreation, and a comprehensive suite of therapeutic supports. 

For over 50 years, Crotched Mountain School has provided an unforgettable residential special education experience surrounded by the natural beauty of New Hampshire. We equip our students with the skills to succeed in the community and to live a life of maximum independence.

A fully accredited pre-K to 12+ residential and day school located less than two hours from Boston and 45 minutes from Manchester, NH, Crotched Mountain School serves students with complex diagnoses including autism, emotional disorders, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, and mental health needs.

Crotched Mountain School is approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education as a private special education school and a non-public school. We are approved to serve all 13 educational codings for students age 4 through 21.

Crotched Mountain School Quick Facts
  • Full complement of related services
  • Integrated BCBA supports
  • Specializing in autism, communication disorders, and challenging behaviors
  • 24-hour nursing support
  • Diverse therapeutic recreation offerings like skiing, cycling, and kayaking
  • Structured vocational experiences
  • Art and music classes
  • Year-round, hands-on farm school agricultural program
  • Full gymnasium and aquatics center
  • Accessible hiking trails
  • Online parent communication platform
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