Oldest Private Schools in New Hampshire

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  • The average private school in New Hampshire was founded around 1967 (2018-19).
  • The oldest private schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).
  • The oldest private school in New Hampshire is Phillips Exeter Academy, founded in 1781.

Oldest Private Schools in New Hampshire (2018-19)

  • School Founding Date Grades Location
  • Rank: #11. Founding Date: 1781
    Grades: 9-1220 Main St
    Exeter, NH 03833

  • Rank: #22.
    Kimball Union Academy
    Kimball Union Academy Photo - On the Playing Fields
    Founding Date: 1813
    Grades: 9-127 Campus Center Drive
    Meriden, NH 03770

  • Rank: #33.
    Brewster Academy
    Brewster Academy Photo - Brewster Academy is located on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire's largest lake.
    Founding Date: 1820
    Grades: 9-1280 Academy Drive
    Wolfeboro, NH 03894

  • Rank: #44.
    New Hampton School
    New Hampton School Photo - Rigorous academics in a beautiful setting
    Founding Date: 1821
    Grades: 9-1270 Main Street
    New Hampton, NH 03256

  • Rank: #55.
    Tilton School
    Tilton School Photo
    Founding Date: 1845
    Grades: 9-1230 School Street
    Tilton, NH 03276

  • Rank: #66.
    Proctor Academy
    Proctor Academy Photo - Proctor operates its own private ski area, with lighting and snow making from top to bottom. We host prep school, collegiate and USSA/FIS races!
    Founding Date: 1848
    Grades: 9-12204 Main Street
    Andover, NH 03216

  • Rank: #77.
    St. Paul's School
    St. Paul's School Photo
    Founding Date: 1856
    Grades: 9-12325 Pleasant Street
    Concord, NH 03301

  • Rank: #88.
    Mt St Mary Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1858
    Grades: PK-82291 Elm Street
    Manchester, NH 03104

  • Rank: #99.
    Saint Patrick Academy
    Saint Patrick Academy Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1868
    Grades: NS-8315 Banfield Road
    Portsmouth, NH 03801

  • Rank: #1010.
    Holderness School
    Holderness School Photo
    Founding Date: 1879
    Grades: 9-1233 Chapel Lane
    Plymouth, NH 03264

  • Rank: #1111.
    The White Mountain School
    The White Mountain School Photo - Is the classroom the only place in which to learn? We don't think so. WMS Students immerse themselves in a week-long, off-campus Field Course each semester. These unique experiences allow in-depth, academic exploration of a specific topic in an authentic setting. Each Course provides an incomparable opportunity for students to explore and develop interests and passions beyond the classroom.
    Founding Date: 1886
    Grades: 9-12371 West Farm Road
    Bethlehem, NH 03574

  • Rank: #1212.
    St John Regional School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1888
    Grades: PK-861 S State St
    Concord, NH 03301

  • Rank: #1313.
    St Anthony School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1904
    Grades: NS-6148 Belmont St
    Manchester, NH 03103

  • Rank: #1414.
    Infant Jesus School
    Infant Jesus School Photo - Beautiful gardens at the entrance to Infant Jesus School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1909
    Grades: PK-63 Crown St
    Nashua, NH 03060

  • Rank: #1515.
    Wolfeboro Camp School
    Wolfeboro Camp School Photo
    Special Program Emphasis
    Founding Date: 1910
    Grades: 6-1293 Camp School Road
    Wolfeboro, NH 03894

  • Rank: #1616.
    St Joseph Regional Jr High School
    St Joseph Regional Jr High School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1924
    Grades: 7-8148 Belmont St.
    Manchester, NH 03103

  • Rank: #1717.
    Presentation Of Mary Academy
    Presentation Of Mary Academy Photo - Presentation of Mary Choir Preparing for Performance at Carnegie Hall.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1926
    Grades: PK-8182 Lowell Rd
    Hudson, NH 03051

  • Rank: #1818.
    Dublin School
    Dublin School Photo
    Founding Date: 1935
    Grades: 9-1218 Lehmann Way
    Dublin, NH 03444

  • Rank: #1919.
    High Mowing School
    High Mowing School Photo - The only International Waldorf boarding & day school in North America, High Mowing welcomes students from across the globe. Explore our 300-acre classroom. Become a citizen of the world, a steward of the land with a global perspective. Join us, get connected.
    Special Program Emphasis
    Founding Date: 1942
    Grades: 9-12222 Isaac Frye Hwy
    Wilton, NH 03086

  • Rank: #2020.
    Cardigan Mountain School
    Cardigan Mountain School Photo - An autumn aerial view of the Cardigan campus with its mountain namesake in the distance.
    All-boys (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1945
    Grades: 6-962 Alumni Drive
    Canaan, NH 03741

  • Rank: #2121.
    Hampshire Country School
    Hampshire Country School Photo - Island Pond is regularly used for canoeing and fishing.
    Founding Date: 1948
    Grades: 3-1028 Patey Circle
    Rindge, NH 03461

  • Rank: #2222.
    St. Christopher School
    St. Christopher School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1952
    Grades: PK-620 Cushing Ave
    Nashua, NH 03064

  • Rank: #2323.
    Crotched Mountain School
    Crotched Mountain School Photo - Accessible recreation is a huge part of the Crotched Mountain School experience!
    Special Education School
    Founding Date: 1953
    Grades: 1-12One Verney Drive
    Greenfield, NH 03047

  • Rank: #2424.
    Trinity Christian School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1955
    Grades: PK-8100 Maple Ave
    Keene, NH 03431

  • Rank: #25-2625.-26.
    St. Joseph Regional Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1959
    Grades: PK-840 Main St
    Salem, NH 03079

  • Rank: #25-2625.-26.
    White Wing School
    White Wing School Photo - Front of school
    Daycare / Preschool
    Founding Date: 1959
    Grades: PK-K58 Lowell St
    Nashua, NH 03064

  • Rank: #2727.
    Pioneer Junior Academy
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Founding Date: 1961
    Grades: 1-813 Mount Gilboa Rd
    Westmoreland, NH 03467

  • Rank: #28-2928.-29.
    Bishop Brady High School
    Bishop Brady High School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1963
    Grades: 9-1225 Columbus Ave
    Concord, NH 03301

  • Rank: #28-2928.-29.
    Bishop Guertin High School
    Bishop Guertin High School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1963
    Grades: 9-12194 Lund Road
    Nashua, NH 03060

  • Rank: #30-3130.-31.
    The Derryfield School
    Founding Date: 1964
    Grades: 6-122108 River Road
    Manchester, NH 03104

  • Rank: #30-3130.-31.
    Dublin Christian Academy
    Dublin Christian Academy Photo - Mt. Monadnock is located just minutes away.
    Founding Date: 1964
    Grades: PK-12106 Page Rd
    Dublin, NH 03444

  • Rank: #3232.
    Windham Cooperative Kindergarten & Nursery
    Daycare / Preschool
    Founding Date: 1966
    Grades: K12 Industrial Dr
    Windham, NH 03087

  • Rank: #3333.
    The Well School
    The Well School Photo - Pond hockey is a blast!
    Alternative School
    Founding Date: 1967
    Grades: PK-836 Well School Road
    Peterborough, NH 03458

  • Rank: #34-3534.-35.
    Dover Children's Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    Founding Date: 1968
    Grades: K43 Back River Rd
    Dover, NH 03820

  • Rank: #34-3534.-35.
    Merri-Loo Community Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool
    Founding Date: 1968
    Grades: NS-PK86 Center St
    Goffstown, NH 03045

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