Hampshire Country School

Hampshire Country School Photo #1 - Island Pond is regularly used for canoeing and fishing.
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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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.State or regional independent school association
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
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 of Color
State avg.: 15%
Students by GradeHampshire 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$60,000
Tuition NotesAll-inclusive tuition includes room, board, most activities, laundry, and most school supplies.The school does not offer financial aid.
Admissions DirectorWilliam Dickerman
Endowment Size$1 million


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
board games, care of farm animals, climbing wall, 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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