"New Hampton School Blog"
It has been over a year since I last visited New Hampton School’s campus. The school’s new science center is up and running. Its absolutely beautiful- the labs are fabulous with lots of natural light throughout the building. Teachers and students are all happy, healthy and very involved in the task at hand. This is [...]Read More
Ten posts over the past two years, tell me (at least anecdotally) that the International Baccalaureate (IB) is making schools and their academic officers think. It’s easy to understand the IB philosophy and curriculum appealing to and meshing with boarding and private schools- with their commitments to worldliness, broad thinking and connections, diversity, and tolerance. [...]Read More
With the school’s offering of the International Baccalaureate (IB), New Hampton will award four $5,000 merit scholarships to local day students whose prospects and achievements qualify them as “candidates to take IB classes or enroll in the school’s two-year, IB Diploma Program in their junior and senior years.” (New Hampton School Announces Ninth Grade Day [...]Read More
Here’s a little bit more about New Hampton School‘s renewable energy commitment mentioned in the previous post about TABS’s collection of boarding school Earth Day stories and initiatives. New Hampton, working with Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative (PAREI) modeled the solar installation on the school’s Veazey dormitory on a New England Barn raising. Student and [...]Read More
New Hampton School announced this morning that it has become the first New England Boarding School to gain accreditation to award the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. Founded in 1968 the International Baccalaureate, requires a rigorous interconnected curriculum with high levels of student engagement. Students earning an IB diploma hold an internationally recognized level of achievement. [...]Read More
Broadening student afternoon pursuits from the traditional athletics (and, sometimes, performing arts) as school sanctioned, required afternoon activities, New Hampton School offers Musicians Workshop. The Workshop gives students the opportunity to pursue their musical and songwriting talents under the structured guidance of faculty member, Mr. Mathison. Participating requires a seriousness on the part of students. [...]Read More
Just learned about this on Twitter via Travis Warren (@traviswarren) & Hans Munhdahl (@hmundahl). At 9:30 AM ET, students at New Hampton School will broadcast their first webcast via Ustream. You can check it out by visiting www.newhampton.org/tv or watch it below. Update: Broadcast just concluded. I’ll update the blog with the recorded episode as [...]Read More