Hampshire Country School

Hampshire Country School Photo #1 - Island Pond is regularly used for canoeing and fishing.
Hampshire Country School is a small, friendly boarding school for about 20 boys of elementary and middle-school age.
It is a place of wholesome laughter and play, where boys who may have been isolated and lonely elsewhere will fit, thrive, and learn the fun of life and learning.
It is especially suitable for boys of high intellectual ability who have had serious difficulty meeting behavior expectations in large, socially complex schools, including boys with ADHD, NVLD, and Asperger's.
Traditional elementary and secondary courses are taught in classes of about 4 students.
Recreation-level sports and activities are designed for fun and learning.
The rustic 1700 acre campus includes forests, lakes, streams, and a small farm.

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Hampshire Country School places among the top 20% of private schools in New Hampshire for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.State or regional independent school association
Other school association(s)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 3-10
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDifficulties related to superior ability, NVLD, ADHD, Asperger
Year Founded1948
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$5,000
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students21 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
Students by Grade Hampshire Country School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size4 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Collared shirts for classes. Jackets and ties for formal occasions.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$61,500
Tuition NotesAll-inclusive tuition includes room, board, most activities, laundry, and most school supplies.The school does not offer financial aid.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorWilliam Dickerman
Endowment Size$1 million


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
board games, care of farm animals, strategy games

Arts and Music Programs:
music lessons (piano, brass, singing)

Recreational Athletic Programs:
canoeing, hiking, Recreational sports and outdoor games, skiing

School Notes

  • Can be a good choice for certain high ability boys who might also have  ADHD, autism spectrum issues, nonverbal learning disabilities, or executive function difficulties,
  • Best entering ages: 8- to 11-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 come from all regions of the U.S.A., plus American students living abroad.
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The average private school tuition in New Hampshire is $8,536 for elementary schools and $27,885 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New Hampshire is 75% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).