Why boarding schools in New England?

An inspiring setting and a place to find your passions

New England is well known for its charm and going to a boarding school in New Hampshire is as inspiring as it gets. With an inspirational setting that includes mountain views, fresh streams, clear lakes and incredible people, students at The White Mountain School have an opportunity to focus on finding their passions and excelling academically without the distractions of urban life.

Why The White Mountain School?

Find out why WMS was recently named one of eight superb small boarding schools! We’re proud of our defining characteristics, such as our:
  • Close-knit community for deeper learning
  • A highly individualized college counseling curriculum
  • Episcopal heritage
  • Mountain setting

Our Defining Programs

Interested in learning more? Schedule a call with an admissions counselor or visit our beautiful campus.


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  • Beginnings

    One of the joys of working in schools is that we have new beginnings each year. Few professions allow for this. In schools we have a chance to start fresh each September. And while the school culture remains largely the same, new teachers and new students join us to add their perspectives, their ideas, their energy and their enthusiasm.

    Today was our first day of full team in-service meetings. We began the day by sharing our mission:

    We are a school of inquiry and engagement. Grounded in our Episcopal heritage, we prepare and inspire students to lead lives of curiosity, courage, and compassion.

    As part of reflecting on the mission, I shared the work of a group of teachers and students who developed a list of “practices” to complement the mission statement. As a school, our ultimate aim is to help students (indeed, everyone in the community) become more curious, more courageous, and more compassionate. Our list of practices guides us as we hope to live into these values.

    We start with questions.
    We seek truth and beauty.
    We venture beyond.

    We speak our truths.
    We fail forward.
    We stand up to be counted.

    We are fully present.
    We honor our stories.
    We give of ourselves.

    Thinking together about these practices is a great way to begin the year. I truly believe that as we try to live into these values and follow these practices, we will sustain our wonderful community and continue to help each other develop intellectually and grow as members of our local and global communities.

    Let the new year begin!

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371 West Farm Road  .  Bethlehem, New Hampshire 03574  . 
p. 603.444.2928  .  f. 603.444.1258
Founded in 1886 and set in the beautiful White Mountains of Northern New Hampshire, The White Mountain School is a coeducational New England college preparatory boarding and day school for grades 9-PG.