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Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation
High Mowing, (named for the mowing of the high hay fields that surround the campus), is located on Abbot Hill, elevation 1000 feet above sea level, in the Town of Wilton, in southern New Hampshire. Despite the pastoral setting, we are just a one hour drive from Boston and 30 minutes from Manchester. Here you will find a rich educational and social community that, over the last seven decades, has developed, changed and adjusted to meet the needs of the students, offering teenagers a unique combination of Waldorf education and community living. We are a small, friendly community of students and faculty living and learning together in an inspiring and comfortable setting. Each student, day and boarder, and each teacher is an active part of this community.
High Mowing School has talented, specially trained and experienced teachers who draw on the wisdom of Waldorf education, and nurture the interests of today’s young people. We utilize an approach to learning that is based on an understanding of the developing adolescent with body, soul and spirit, as well as on the changing times and environment.
We provide a complete program of humanities, math, science, world languages, fine, practical and performing arts, diverse movement education and individual interest electives -- all immersed in and surrounded by nature.
As a community, we share the following values: - Imagination and creativity - Learning through multiple intelligences - Joy, freedom and self-direction - Meaningful work that challenges and inspires - Balance in work, play and life - Excellence in academics - Mastery through practice - Innovation and tradition - Social justice, environmental sustainability - Healthy, local and organically grown food - A safe welcoming and diverse school community - A friendly and supportive social environment - Celebration of the uniqueness in each individual - Deep, authentic and lasting relationships - Individual and collective responsibility - Kindness and compassion
222 Isaac Frye Highway, Wilton, New Hampshire, USA
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Admissions Phone:603-654-2391 ext.109Fax:603-654-6588
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Summary: High Mowing offers a rigorous program of study that provides a solid foundation for future academic work. The liberal arts curriculum is presented in a way that promotes engaged and active learning. The curriculum provides a solid base of knowledge while developing the capacities of the whole person. High Mowing seeks to create self-motivated learners who display creativity, insight, and empathy. High Mowing utilizes a Waldorf based curriculum, and is the only Waldorf Boarding School in North America.
Department Director: Robert Sim
Average Class Size: 10
Full Time Teachers: 20
Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 50.00%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 4:1
Summary: Student life at High Mowing is an exciting mixture of classroom learning and enriching experiences outside the classroom. Life flourishes in the dining room, in the dormitories, on the lawn, on the sports fields, and in the far-flung destinations of Projects Blocks and exchange schools abroad. The richness of High Mowing lies in the relations between people. These relations are nourished in myriad ways each day. People are real with each other, accepting of differences, and encouraging of growth. Healthy ways of living are modeled and encouraged. Delicious organic food is eaten and civic involvement is embraced.
Department Director: Dale Dintaman
Number of Dorms: 2
Average Students Per Dorm: 30
No. of Girls Dorms: 1
No. of Boys Dorms: 1
Fireplaces, Piano, Kitchen
Dress Code: Casual
Summary: High Mowing offers students many ways to be engaged, enriched, and challenged. The mixture of day and boarding students means everyone has a chance to meet and work with people from across the country and from many lands abroad, but also that they can get to know the local area and all that it has to offer. School traditions such as Coffee House are sparked by student initiative and celebrate each person’s gifts.
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Summary: Like all subjects offered at High Mowing, the performing arts belong to the curriculum as a way of assisting the harmonious development of the whole student.The practice of art is an integral part of the school program, and an essential component in a complete Waldorf curriculum. Students engage in
Athletics Department Director: Keith Badger
Summary: Graduates of High Mowing think for themselves and approach problems creatively. They understand themselves and empathize with other people. They trust in their capacity to learn and to grow. They find useful work and they have satisfying friendships. They find success and fulfillment in a wide range of fields.
You will leave High Mowing with confidence and self-assurance. If you are like most High Mowing graduates, you will consider yourself a citizen of the world, and will find ways to contribute to the betterment of others. You will know yourself well enough to blaze your path through college and beyond.
Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 90.00%
Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:
Middle Percentile of SAT Scores
The Naturalist Program is a natural science elective in which natural history study is interwoven with woodcraft, wilderness survival skills, rite-of-passage experiences, and place-based education. The Naturalist Program is a life-changing experience for many students. It takes maximum advantage of
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