New Hampton School

New Hampton School is a learning environment where happiness matters.
Our community celebrates students as individuals and independent thinkers, game-changers and global citizens, athletes, artists, and entrepreneurs. Here, they feel wholly welcomed, creatively inspired, motivated by empathy, and empowered by choice. Peers from 30 countries engage with, encourage, and honor one another.
With distinctive opportunities such as the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, Project Week, Apple Distinguished School resources, experiential learning, exceptional athletics, stunning geography, and a challenging, individualized curriculum, students and faculty connect in an inclusive and innovative educational experience. At New Hampton School, a healthy, balanced and confident student body is at the heart of an excellent education.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NH School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 347 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $71,000
  • Acceptance rate: 45%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / Apr. 10 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

New Hampton School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Hampshire for:

Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Language-Based and Executive Functioning Learning Differences
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
347 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
70 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
11 students
Number of AP Courses
4 courses
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / Apr. 10 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Day students: $42,500
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Will McCulloch
Endowment Size
$28.5 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
23 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Debate Club, Film Club, Future Business Leaders of America, Greenhouse Club, Health and Wellness, Math Club, Model UN, Recruitment Ambassadors, Robotics, Student Activities Council, Sustainability Council, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Husky TV, Literary Magazine, Theatre Tech

Recreational Athletic Programs:
3v3 Basketball, Dance Club, Fitness Club, Instructional Tennis, Outdoor Adventure, Recreational Golf, Skiing and Snowboarding, Yoga

School Notes

  • New Hampton School Mission: New Hampton School cultivates lifelong learners who will serve as active global citizens. We enhance the potential of students and promote academic success and development of caring community members. Our students are talented artists, athletes, and leaders who often learn best through hands-on experiences.
  • New Hampton was the first New England boarding school to be approved to offer the International Baccalaureate Program.
  • In 2010, The School introduced an iPad Pilot Program and became a 1:1 iPad Program in 2012. NHS was named an Apple Distinguished School in 2013.
  • We honor and validate the diversity of all learnersin our school community and its programs, initiatives, and distinctive culture. We promote and engage students in purposeful self-exploration that models and encourages healthy risk-taking in the context of personal growth. Our school community commits itself to social equality and personal respect among all members of our school and extended community.
  • Our school community celebrates a genuine approach to campus living where we respect individuals for who they are and what they contribute to our school and extended community.
  • Our school reflects an on-going examination and refinement of our programs to place the school as a nationally recognized innovator among independent schools.
  • We expect all members of our school community to be forthright and honest, to maintain personal integrity in all relationships, and to embrace our core values of respect and responsibility.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Cayla Barnes '17 - Member of the United States Women's Hockey Team and Olympic Gold Medalist at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
    • Dempsey Arsenault '15 - Member of Brave, one of the three teams associated with the Women's Professional Lacrosse League.
    • Ed Cooley '88 - Head coach of Mens basketball at Georgetown University.
    • Wes Miller '01 - Head coach of Mens basketball at the University of Cincinnati.
    • Rich Ryan '83 - Deputy Project Manager for NASA, James Webb Telescope Project.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does New Hampton School cost?
New Hampton School's tuition is approximately $71,000 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of New Hampton School?
The acceptance rate of New Hampton School is 45%, which is lower than the national average of 74%. New Hampton School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in New Hampshire with low acceptance rates.
Who are famous alumni from New Hampton School?
New Hampton School famous alumni include: Cayla Barnes '17, Dempsey Arsenault '15, Ed Cooley '88, Wes Miller '01 and Rich Ryan '83.
What sports does New Hampton School offer?
New Hampton School offers 19 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Football, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball and Tennis. New Hampton School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in New Hampshire for most sports offered.
What is New Hampton School's ranking?
New Hampton School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Hampshire for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for New Hampton School?
The application deadline for New Hampton School is Feb. 1 / Apr. 10 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 1 / Apr. 10 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NH School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 347 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $71,000
  • Acceptance rate: 45%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / Apr. 10 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in New Hampshire is $13,515 for elementary schools and $31,153 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New Hampshire is 74% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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