High Mowing School
High Mowing School Photo #2 - Learn through a meaningful curriculum relevant for our time. Learn how to learn. Immersed in challenging courses, students are encouraged to witness, explore, create, and engage deeply in developing and synthesizing their learning. They question and deepen their understanding. They experience the power of persistence.
High Mowing School Photo #3 - At High Mowing we recognize and nurture your unique potential. Our school community is a place for you to discover who you are, to keenly venture into your passion, and to persevere. Our students develop the capacities they need to live fully into their unfolding future. A future you'll be prepared to meet with enthusiasm and grit.
High Mowing School Photo #4 - High Mowing School`s students are guided by gifted and committed faculty who recognize each individual`s potential. Mentors lead students in the development of their intellectual, social, artistic, and physical capacities to become resourceful and resilient world citizens. High Mowing offers an experiential program within a friendly school community, where young people and adults form authentic and meaningful relationships.
High Mowing School Photo #5 - Community is one of High Mowing School`s strongest attributes. At High Mowing, students find profoundly meaningful friendships which last a lifetime.
High Mowing School Photo #6 - Science classes encourage students to observe natural phenomena and form their own hypotheses of natural laws.
High Mowing School Photo #7 - At High Mowing we recognize and nurture each student`s unique potential. Our school community is a place for students to discover who they are, to keenly venture into their passion, and to persevere. Students develop the capacities they need to live fully into their unfolding future. A future you are prepared to meet with enthusiasm and grit.
High Mowing School Photo #8 - In the residential community, much more than academics is on our mind. We learn how to care for ourselves and others; we learn the value of becoming a solid member of a community; and we experience how little things make a difference.
High Mowing School Photo #9 - Much of the High Mowing campus is conserved land. The conservation easements encourage sustainable agriculture practices, and we have partnered with our neighbors at Temple-Wilton Community Farm, the longest-operating CSA in the country, to actively farm the land following biodynamic principles. Our forest is also managed sustainably and certified as an American Tree Farm.
- High Mowing School is a Waldorf boarding and day school with up to 120 students from the United States and abroad.
- Developing rigorous, imaginative thinking is at the core of the High Mowing math, science and humanities courses.
- In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in a wide selection of studio and performing arts, digital arts, naturalist courses, sports and other engaging activities.
- Our goal is to help young adults go out into the world possessed of a certain surety, an inner balance and confidence, along with academic knowledge and practical skills to meet life and its infinite possibilities.
- Inspired by a love and respect for the highest potential in each human being, High Mowing School awakens capacities of creativity, intellect, compassion, and the will to make life choices with integrity and responsibility. Working from the ideals of Waldorf education, adapted to the needs of the American soul and spirit, we deeply value our natural environment and New England campus; beauty and simplicity; the uniqueness of each individual; the truth, beauty, and goodness of knowledge; the artistry and creativity that harmonizes all that we experience; finishing each task we begin; and passion for all that lives.
|School Type||School with Special Program Emphasis|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Association of Waldorf Schools of North America|
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Mild Learning Differences, evaluated on an individual basis|
|Total Students||115 students|
|Student Body Type||n/a|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 15%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||25 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||5:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||10 students|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Feb. 1 / rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$35,400|
|Tuition Notes||Add $19,800 for room and boarding|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Admissions Director||Liane Odom|
|Admissions Associate||Liz McSweeney|
|Endowment Size||$1 million|
|Total Sports Offered||14 sports|
|Sports||Alpine Skiing, Archery, Basketball, Cross Country, Cycling, Equestrian, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Paddle Tennis, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballAlpine Skiing, Archery,|
Basketball, Cross Country,
Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing,
Paddle Tennis, Rock Climbing,
Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||19 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Model United Nations|
Club or Organization:
Anime Club, French Club, Literary Journal, The Peace & Social Justice Cabin
Arts and Music Programs:
A Capella Choir, Chamber Music, Open Studio, Poetry Out Loud
Recreational Athletic Programs:
Archery, Biking, Circus Arts, Cross Country Skiing, Downhill Skiing, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball
- Rigorous Academics
- Studio Arts: Drawing, Painting, Pottery, Stained Glass, Fiber Arts, Silk Screening,Jewelry Making, Metalworking, Sculpting, Batik...
- Outdoor Programs: Horticulture & Gardening, Naturalist, Sustainability, Ecology, Forestry.
- Theater: Class Play Each Year & All-School Musical in Spring
- Organic, Local Chef-Prepared Meals
- Supportive, Responsive Faculty
- Beautiful Rural New England Campus
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Manchester Grades: 6-12 | 386 students
2108 River Road
Manchester, NH 03104
(603)669-4524 21.2 6-12
- Ashburnham Grades: 9-12 | 400 students
39 School Street
Ashburnham, MA 01430
(978)827-7000 14.2 9-12
- Meriden Grades: 9-12 | 340 students
64 Main Street
Meriden, NH 03770
(603)469-2100 56.3 9-12
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