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The White Mountain School

Call: 603-444-2928
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At a glance

Location Bethlehem, NH
Tuition $52,000
Grades 9-12, PG Students Receiving Aid 42%
Student Body Coed Total Aid Awarded $562,554
Student/Faculty Ratio 5:1 Endowment $1,600,000
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 40%

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 110

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 10

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 37*
Average SAT Score (Math) 590
Average SAT Score (Verbal) 500
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs 7
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?


Region Manchester NH Area
Program Emphasis Boarding School
College Prep
Day School
Small Boarding School
All Grades 9-12, PG
Boarding Grades 9-PG
Grade Divisions Post Graduate
Religious Affiliation Episcopal
Student Body Coed
Established 1886
Dress Code Casual
School Setting Small Town
Campus Size (Acres) 250
Head of School Timothy Breen
Endowment $1,600,000


Set among the beautiful mountains of northern New Hampshire, The White Mountain School is a college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and PG. Since our founding in 1886, we have remained true to the original focus of New England boarding schools: the development of mind, body and spirit. We develop the mind through our college preparatory curriculum and through a campus-wide ethos of curiosity and engagement in learning. We develop the body through sports and other physical activities, making full use of our spectacular natural setting. We develop the spirit through reflection, exploration of meaning and purpose, and service in our community and the world. At The White Mountain School, our teachers treat each student as an individual and nourish individual talents and passions. Students graduate with a solid college preparatory foundation and with a strong sense of themselves.


Full Time Faculty 17
Part Time Faculty 9
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 63%
Faculty with doctorate 1
Faculty with masters 15
Student/Faculty ratio 5:1
Average Class Size 10
Special Academic Support Programs
Learning Differences
A Sampling of Courses Offered
American History
American Literature
Creative Writing
English as a Second Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
European History
Studio Art
World History
Zen Buddhism
A.P. Courses Offered
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
English Literature
Environmental Science
French Language
Human Geography
Spanish Language

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 110
Boys 60
Girls 50
% Boys/Girls 55%/45%
Boarding Students 88
Day Students 22
United States
Dist. of Columbia
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Rhode Island
Majority of students come from Northeast
% of Students of Color 18%
% of International Students 20%


Web Address
Director of Admission Brad D'Arco
Admission Application Apply to The White Mountain School
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount 50
Application Deadline(s) Feb
Financial Aid Deadline(s) January 31
Financial Aid Awarded $562,554
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 42%
Acceptance Rate 40%
Admissions Selectivity Selective
Admissions Yield 75%
Admission Tests Accepted
Other (TOEFL Junior)
Day Student Tuition $24,950
Boarding Student Tuition $52,000
International Student Tuition $53,000

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 590
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) 500
Average SAT I Scores (Writing) 510
Average ACT Score 23
Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations Universities of Chicago, Connecticut, Indiana, Richmond, New Hampshire, Vermont, Virginia; Wesleyan, Wheaton, Worcester Polytechnic, Smith, Skidmore, School of Visual Arts, Saint Michael's, St. Lawrence, Ohio Wesleyan, Notre Dame, Occidental, Mount Holyoke, Lewis & Clark, Lafayette, Kenyon, Hunter, Howard, Hamilton, Hampshire, Goucher, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Earlham, Duke, Denison, Cornell, Connecticut College, College of the Atlantic, Colgate, Clark, Champlain, Boston University, Bennington, Bard, American, Wesleyan.
% of Graduates Who Attend College 100%

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

cross-country skiing
independent competitive sports
skiing (downhill)
Recreational Sports
mountain biking
other (hiking/backpacking)
outdoor club/skills
rock climbing
weight lifting
Extra-Curricular Activities
A Capella
Astronomy Club
Community Service Program
Computer Club
Dorm Proctors
Gay/Straight Alliance
Habitat for Humanity
Judiciary Board
Literary Magazine
National Honor Society
Photography Club
Student Government
Student Jobs Program
Tour Guides


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  • Apr 25, 2014
    Alumnus/Year Graduated: 2012

    Please share a few thoughts about your experiences with The White Mountain School: During my years at The White Mountain School I was able to grow as a person through the different opportunities they offered. I arrived at WMS as a shy person who was not particularly fond of the great outdoors, and was more of a city person. Three years later I found myself student assisting a backpacking trip and involved in the mountain biking as a sport. Through WMS strong outdoor program, emphasize on community, challenging (yet supportive) academics, and on environmental consciousness I was able to expand my knowledge of our planet, and how our actions directly influence the world we live in. The support system I was able to get at WMS is unlike any other I have experienced. My professors pushed every one of their students to become the best student they can be, and believed in their potential. My peers encouraged me to try new things and to step out of my comfort zone because of their unconditional support. I was able to try new things such as backpacking, mountain biking, and learn different skills while camping during our Field Courses, which are week long trips based on the student's interest in order to not only try something new, but to apply what they have learned into action by having an academic component to it. The White Mountain School seeks to produce conscientious people who value and respect the sense of community. Without realizing it WMS has given me the skills to succeed in anything I decide to pursue in life, and has helped shape me into a person that I am proud of. It has also helped me discover what I might want to do with my life which is to become an environmental lawyer. The White Mountain School helps students realize the greatness of the world through the new experiences they offer, and through the academic challenging courses they offer which concentrates a lot on hands-on-work in order to teach the students how to further their learning by knowing how to apply it directly to the world around them. The White Mountain School provides an environment that everyone should experience at some point in their life in order to learn more about the world around them, to challenge them academically with a support system unlike any other, and to discover who they are as well as their role in this ever changing world.

  • Apr 27, 2014
    Alumnus/Year Graduated: 2013

    Please share a few thoughts about your experiences with The White Mountain School: Going to the White Mountain School is more than just an academic pathway to college and your future beyond. It is where you learn to build relationships and community, and life skills that you will carry with you forever. The White Mountain school taught me to take chances and try new experiences as they come. The academics kept you feeling challenged, yet comfortable enough to ask for help whenever you needed it. The teachers and faculty are always available and more than willing to help, they all want to see you succeed. Outside of academics the White Mountain school provides you with a new experience every weekend, between winter ice climbing trips, and spring mountain bike rides on the local trails, you won’t be bored. There are lots of leadership positions available as well, and as long as you have the motivation to pursue those positions than you will be very successful at doing so. I had the privilege to be a Proctor in the dorms for 3 years as well as Student Body Judge my senior year. After graduating from the White Mountain School you will take away life lessons and academic knowledge that you never knew was possible, and build friendships that will last a lifetime. Finally and most importantly, once you leave that campus with your red rose from graduation and various awards you’ve received, you’ll look back at the wooden sign on the hill, stare for a minute, and see home.


Contact Info

Phone 603-444-2928
Address 371 West Farm Road - Bethlehem, NH 03574 USA
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