|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.
|Campus Size (Acres)||125|
|Director of Admission||Patricia Meissner|
|Admission Application||Apply to High Mowing School|
|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|
|Majority of students come from||Northeast|
|% of International Students||19|
|Full Time Faculty||25|
|Average Class Size||10|
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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
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