High Mowing School

 
222 Isaac Frye Highway - Wilton, NH 03086 USA (603) 654-9408 Ext 109 http://www.highmowing.org
Day School | Boarding School | Small Boarding School

History

For more than 65 years, High Mowing School has been a place where high school students learn and grow. Nestled in the Monadnock region of Southern New Hampshire, our campus was once the family home of Beulah Hepburn Emmet, our founder. Both the school and our name are rooted to this singular place—a hilltop farm in Wilton, NH.

Inspired by the writings and educational theories of Rudolf Steiner, Mrs. Emmet opened the school in 1942. It is the first Waldorf high school to have been founded in North America. Since that time, the warmth and casual comfort of the old farm site have welcomed teenagers from around the globe. Here, students experience a rich Waldorf curriculum, as they live and work in close proximity to their teachers and classmates. High Mowing is the only Waldorf high school on this continent to offer a boarding program as well as a day school.

Our name, High Mowing, has its roots in New England’s colonial past. The practice of cutting or mowing hayfields to feed farm animals was a long-standing tradition here. According to European custom, these hayfields were often called “mowings” by the early settlers. A “high mowing” referred to a hilltop field — the perfect name for a school with high ambitions for its students. It is also the ideal setting for young adults to grow intellectually, artistically and socially, while living and learning with students from across town and around the world.

Overview

Region
Manchester NH Area
Program Emphasis
Boarding School
Day School
Small Boarding School
All Grades 9-12
Boarding Grades 9-12
Grade Divisions
Secondary
Student Body Coed
Dress Code Casual
School Setting Rural
Campus Size (Acres) 125
Endowment $1,432,562

Admission

E-mail
Web Address http://www.highmowing.org
Director of Admission Patricia Meissner
Admission Application Apply to High Mowing School
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount $50
Application Deadline(s) February 15 / Rolling
Financial Aid Deadline(s) February 1
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 37.25%
Day Student Tuition $29,500.00
Boarding Student Tuition $47,000.00
International Student Tuition $47,000.00

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 110
% Boys/Girls 50/50
Boarding Students 55
Day Students 55
International
Canada
China
Germany
Indonesia
Korea
Mexico
Other (Israel)
Spain
Switzerland
United States
California
Connecticut
Florida
Hawaii
Illinois
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
Rhode Island
Vermont
Washington
Majority of students come from Northeast
% of International Students 19

Academics

Full Time Faculty 25
Student/Faculty ratio 1:5
Average Class Size 10
Special Academic Support Programs
ESL
Learning Differences
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
Art
Art History
Biology
Botany
Calculus
Ceramics
Chemistry
Chorus
Community Service
Computer Graphics
Creative Writing
Dance
Drama
Driver Education
Earth Science
Ecology
Economics
Electives
English
English as a Second Language
Field Ecology
Film
Fine Arts
French
Geology
Geometry
Health
History
Humanities
Music
Outdoor Education
Photography
Physics
Physiology
Pre-calculus
Science
Social Science
Social Studies
Spanish
Studio Art
Study Skills
Trigonometry
World History
World Literature

College Placement Office

Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations Auburn University, Bard College,
Brandeis University, Chapman University, Clark University, Concordia University, Emerson College, Fordham University, Franklin Pierce University, Hampshire College, Prescott College, Quinnipiac University, Rhode Island School of Design, Suffolk University, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Tulane University, University of California/Santa Barbara, University of Massachusetts/Boston, University of New Hampshire, University of Tampa (FL), Warren Wilson College (NC), Colby-Sawyer College,
College of the Atlantic, Eckerd College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Emmanuel College, Green Mountain College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Mercyhurst College,
Montana State University, Bozeman, Northern Arizona University, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Paul Smith’s College, Pratt Institute, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Savannah College of Art and Design, Smith College, The New England Institute of Art, University of California at Santa Barbara, University of New Mexico, University of Rhode Island, University of South Carolina, Aiken Vet Tech, University of Vermont, Wellesley College
% of Graduates Who Attend College 97%

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
baseball
basketball
cross-country
lacrosse
soccer
Recreational Sports
other (circus arts)
rock climbing
skiing
ultimate frisbee
yoga

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  • Financial Aid Deadline(s): February 1
  • % of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 37.25%

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