Oliverian School is a coeducational high school committed to students who have struggled at home and/or in more traditional school settings.
We take a unique approach to learning by striking a balance between structure and flexibility, support and challenge, and individual and community.
Our faculty and staff guide each student toward intellectual and personal self-exploration and growth.
We provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills, confidence, responsibility, and independence they need to transition successfully to college and life.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 36 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
36 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
Oliverian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling


Total Sports Offered
2 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Art, basketball, Board Games Club, Cooking, Music

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Hiking, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Soccer

School Notes

  • The Oliverian School is a non-profit, independent, alternative, coeducational, college preparatory, boarding school located in Pike, New Hampshire, serving students from 9th to 12th grade. The campus is situated in the White Mountains along the Oliverian Brook. Founded in 2003, Oliverian operates as a small school designed for students who have not felt at home or thrived in traditional school settings.  Oliverian maintains a 1.3-to-1 ratio between students and faculty and over 90% of graduates matriculate directly to college or university.
  • The school's typical enrollment size is 45 students, roughly equally split between boys and girls who are housed in 6 single-sex converted-farmhouse dormitories located on the main and East areas of the campus. Each dorm residence is supervised by a designated dormitory parent. Day-to-day operations are led by the head of school, who is appointed by a board of trustees. Matters relating to student life both in and outside of the classroom are overseen by deans and supporting faculty.
  • Counseling
  • Oliverian has three full-time masters level or above therapists/counselors. Every student is assigned a therapist to work on the psychological/emotional issues that are challenging them, and led to their decision to attend Oliverian. Each therapist meets with their students for a minimum of once per week. Oftentimes, as needed, a student will see their therapist more than once a week. Additionally, a therapist may decide to involve the family in the counseling process. 
  • Academic Support
  • Every student is assigned an advisor. Each student will meet with their advisor daily to attend to any learning and/or social needs that are challenging them. The post-lunch meeting is to map out and address ongoing learning support for that student. The end-of-day check-in is to determine where they stand in preparation for support during their evening study hall. The advisor is also responsible for communicating directly with that student`s family once a week (every week). 
  • Summer Session
  • Oliverian's seven-week program provides both credit recovery and academic enhancement, live and in person, on our beautiful campus.  Classrooms extend out into the fields, forests, streams, and mountains of the surrounding landscape.  Oliverian's brilliant, warm, and engaging faculty nurture and guide students in rekindling their love of learning through both interdisciplinary and focused study of English, Social Studies, Math, Science, as well as our Pillars of Art, Adventure, and Stewardship.  Skilled and experienced counselors and dorm parents support and challenge students to grow emotionally and socially.  This is a holistic and relational experience of academic and personal growth in a beautiful little corner of New Hampshire. 
Profile last updated: 08/19/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
My daughter had severe social anxiety and dropped out of school in 10th grade. After trying online schooling and other interventions with no real success, she did some research and found Oliverian and went to summer session as a trial run. From the first day I could see what a very different type of school it was. The staff were so caring and compassionate, and the sustained effort to help her was clear. There were many days when she couldn't make it to all her classes but would gravitate towards the staff. They ensured that she stayed involved in the ways that she found possible. She had a bumpy ride but felt safe and accepted. No one could work at a school like this and not give their best. There is no one size fits all here. It's also not a school for all kids but if it fits your child, it`s a place for them to get help in finding acceptance of who they are, what they want, and to start working on their place in the world.
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Our (then) teenage daughter found this school and persuaded us that it was for her - she was right. It was difficult at first as we do not live in the USA but her two years at Oliverian were formative experienced for her and she graduated with excellent results and was able to go on to university and graduate with a top class degree. Oliverian was central to this in many ways and the time and individual effort given to our daughter was the most important element of all.
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This is honestly where I began to find my place. The schools is very supportive school and has some of the most caring and kind faculty I have come across. Everyone is committed to helping students both academically and personally and meeting students where they are at. The community feeling is a rare find and something that a deeply valued. The curriculum is often fun and the teachers are ready and willing to work with all students to overcome academic challenges and prepare them for next steps. When I graduated, I felt more ready to take on next steps. I have also stayed in touch with a few of the faculty, who remain an important part of my life.
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This school is located in a beautiful country, The teacher-student ratio is impressive, the family atmosphere makes it feel comfortable and inviting for everyone. The staff is knowledgeable and caring. A great place. A five star school !!
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 36 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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