|Cultural Event: Odds Bodkin Performs The Odyssey|
A free theatrical performance featuring master storyteller Odds Bodkin, a "consummate storyteller" who carries a large repertoire of folk tales from cultures around the world, an extensive collection of Greek Myths, American and New England folklore, ghost stories and teaching fables, all performed with live original music, character voices, vocal effects and narration.
|Interim Sports 2013|
Between the Fall and Winter sports seasons, students take a break from the ordinary.
|WMS Mourns The Rt. Rev. Douglas E. Theuner. P '88, former trustee|
The Rt. Rev Douglas E. Theuner, former president of the WMS Board of Trustees, former Bishop of New Hampshire, and parent of Nicholas Theuner '88, passed away on Friday morning. Bishop Theuner was a long-time supporter of our School and its mission - he will be deeply missed.
|WMS Does The Hour of Power|
WMS joins 7,300 athletes across the nation in the eighth annual Hour of Power for sarcoma research and awareness.
The new Robotics Club at WMS entered their first robotics competition this weekend!
|Fall Climbing Comp!|
On October 26th, The White Mountain School will host our 12th annual American Bouldering Series (ABS) competition!
|LightHawk Remembers Kitty Houghton|
Jonathan Milne and Bev Gabe of non-profit volunteer pilot organization LightHawk remembered alumna, trustee, and friend Kitty Houghton at the dedication of the Catherine Houghton Arts Center this weekend.
|In the Classroom: French II|
Campbell Ainsworth's French II class embarks on a student-directed exploration of French historical figures.
|Family and Alumnae/i Weekend!|
The White Mountain School welcomes current parents and former students to campus for our combination Family and Alumnae/i Weekend!
|Alumnus in the Spotlight: Christopher Watson '92|
Christopher Watson '92 was an avid cyclist in his time at WMS. Now, he runs Fitness Journal, an online fitness tracker that allows athletes, coaches, personal trainers, and businesses to track physical wellness
|Community Weekend 2013|
Light Blue vs. Dark Blue kicked off with an explosion of enthusiasm from students and faculty alike! Read the line-up of events and find out which side emerged from this weekend in the lead.
The students of WMS set off on their Orientation trips today!
A progress update on the construction of the Catherine Houghton Arts Center!
|WMS and Self-Directed Learning|
Academic Dean Shane MacElhiney discusses the future of the LASR project at WMS and shines a spotlight on some of the self-directed projects our students have created.
|WMS By The Numbers|
Brad D'Arco, Director of Admission, crunches the numbers and brings you a picture of WMS in statistics.
|WMS Summer Wrap-Up 2013|
Ben Mirkin Ph.D., our Director of Summer Programs, reflects on yet another wonderful summer at the White Mountain School.
|Students in the Summer: Katherine Desimine '15|
Katherine Desimine '15 has been spending her summer lending her considerable writing talent to the Hudson Reporter, where she's written several articles on behalf of her local community, including one about her WMS experience.
|WMS Sustainability Report 2013|
We've made some amazing strides in the field of sustainability this year and have a lot more planned for the year to come!
|WMS Hosts 2013 Poetry Conference|
The White Mountain School and The Frost Place continue their partnership as we host their 34th annual Conference on Poetry and Poetry Seminar
|Welcome, Brad and Linda!|
Brad and Linda D'Arco will soon be joining us as Director and Associate Director of Admission.
Read the speeches of this year's wonderful Baccalaureate speakers!
|Return of The Telemark!|
You voted and WMS/SMS's long-running school newspaper, The Telemark, is returning in the form of our monthly e-newsletter. Learn the history of our School's first student newspaper ever!
|WMS Cycles to Victory|
Assistant Head of School and Athletic Director Nate Snow talks about WMS's Cycling Team's exciting season so far!
|WMS Runs for Boston|
Paul Hayes of The Caledonian Record writes about our recent run in support of Boston.
|WMS Observes Day of Silence|
WMS participated in GLSEN's annual day of action to draw attention to the bullying, harrassment, and silencing of LGBT teens.
|Alumnus in the Spotlight: Sol Diamond '93|
WMS alumnus Solomon Diamond '93 is making great strides in the fields of engineering and neuroscience, creating a cap that monitors the inner workings of the brain to detect risk of stroke and Alzheimer's.
|Last Show of the Season|
Our Winter Sports season is coming to an end, but there's still enough time to catch one more performance by our dance and theater students this Friday!
WMS celebrates its 13th annual International Night this evening! Read our amazing line-up.
|Climbing Through the Seasons|
Ted Teegarden, Director of Outdoor Education, writes about climbing at WMS throughout the North Country's varied seasons.
|Alumnae/i Ski Weekend 2013|
This Saturday marked the return of WMS's 2nd annual revival of the Alumnae/i Ski Weekend at Cannon Mountain!
|WMS Celebrates Martin Luther King Day|
The White Mountain School observes this national holiday in a unique way: by actively engaging with the diversity of its own community in a day of sharing and discussion.
|WMS Theater Program Presents|
Our Theater Program graced us with two hilarious performances this weekend: Excerpts from "Oy" and "Less Said, The Better."
|LASR: The Future of WMS|
Head of School Tim Breen addressed the school earlier this week to talk about LASR, the new independent project requirement.
|More College Essays of WMS|
Seniors Danny Hierro, Sam Conant, and JJ Berkun read their college essays aloud at Morning Meeting on Monday!
|Family Newsletter - 1/11/13|
Assistant Head of School Nate Snow wishes WMS families a Happy New Year and fills them in about our Winter Festival Weekend!
|In Memoriam: Sam Robinson II|
WMS pays its respects to Sam Robinson II, Head of School from 1988 to 1993, who died on Sunday, January 6th.
|Living Life with Passion|
Written for our Alumnae/i Magazine, Echoes, this article by Head of School Tim Breen explores dreams and ambitions, and how the WMS experience can help students to realize them.
|Caroline and the Romanian Butterfly|
Caroline Ruhl '09 spent her time at WMS looking for ways to provide improved healthcare to international children with life-threatening illnesses. Now, at the age of 21, she's raising one.
|College Essays of WMS|
Last week, four brave seniors were generous enough to share their college essays with us. Their stories were by turns funny, sweet, and heartfelt, and we'd like to share them with you too.
|Thank You, WMS Host Parents|
International Student Coordinator Anitra Lahiri gives a big thank you to our wonderful and dedicated host parents!
|WMS Fall Sports Round-up 2012|
Assistant Head of School and Athletic Director Nate Snow reflects on the exciting White Mountain School fall sports season!
|WMS By The Numbers|
Director of Admission Allison Kimmerle crunches the numbers and gives us a rundown of the incredible diversity that WMS has to offer.
|Spirit Week is Truly Spirited|
Last week, The White Mountain School community gathered together to enjoy a week of fun, creativity, and school spirit, culminating in a fun Halloween party, with Spirit Week.
|Fall Climbing Competition!|
Ted Teegarden, Director of Outdoor Education, talks about upcoming events for the WMS rock climbing program!
|John Foss '04 Discusses Peace Corps Service in Costa Rica|
John Foss '04 has spent the last year and ten months in the district of Chiripo, Turrialba in Costa Rica, working with other Peace Corps volunteers as well as locals to establish the Coopeduchi R.L., which they believe will revitalize the community.
|Fall Field Courses!|
The White Mountain School presents its list of challenging and exciting fall field courses!
|WMS Orientation Trips 2012|
WMS students spent their first days back to school outdoors, exploring the great mountains, lakes, and forests of New Hampshire. Here are their journeys.
Head of School, Tim Breen introduces the WMS motto, “Levavi Oculos in Montes.”
|An Olympic Moment|
Director of Admission Allison Kimmerle welcomes students, new and returning, back to The White Mountain School for another fantastic year.
|WMS Alumnus Awarded Fulbright Grant|
Austin Walker '08 was recently awarded a Fulbright grant to Kenya, where he will continue his research on Kenyan youth and their role in the country's development.
|WMS Summer 2012 Wrap-Up|
Director of Summer Programs Ben Mirkin reflects on an active White Mountain summer. Climbers, poets and runners all came together to make this one unforgettable summer.
|WMS Announces Partnership with USA Climbing|
The White Mountain School is proud to announce that we will be partnering with USA Climbing, the governing body for competitive bouldering, sport climbing and speed climbing in the United States.
|Barbara McFadden Sirna Takes Helm of WMS Board|
“I’m looking forward to the challenge.” Sirna said that she wishes to ensure that WMS “keeps its basic belief and mission.” She believes that there is “definitely a need for small schools” like her alma mater.
|WMS Announces New Board Chair|
Barbara McFadden Sirna '63, incoming Board Chair states, "The White Mountain School continues to send well-rounded and inquiring students into the world better qualified to deal with life’s challenges and with the confidence to make positive contributions to the world in whatever way they choose."
|Alumnae/i Weekend 2012|
"The crowning event at dusk on Sunday night was a fantastic fireworks display viewed from Hood's Hill."
|WMS's 125th Anniversary Draws to a Close|
"This is a place where students “lift their eyes” not only toward the mountains, but also to a broader vision of themselves and the difference they can make in the world."
|Graduation 2012 Welcome Speech|
"...our School has been shaped by your curiosity, your love of adventure, your concern for the world and your care for each other. Thank you for making this School a better place."
|Commencement Address 2012|
"...what are we free to do because it fulfills our personal goals, and what are we obligated to do as human beings living alongside billions and billions of other living beings?"
|Author Visits Campus|
...a wonderful afternoon for avid readers and aspiring novelists alike!
|WMS Welcomes New NHS Members|
Eleven students were inducted into The White Mountain School chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) on May 11th, 2012.
|Latin America Comes to WMS|
On April 27, Rosi and Brian Amador of the group Sol Y Canto bring Latin American Music to The White Mountain School.
|“Why Does this Matter?” |
I decided to look to the things I saw my students using everyday to answer this question.
|The French Connection|
''How do you say 'give me five'?''. He quickly learned that it was much more culturally appropriate among his new friends to 'faire la bise'.
On Friday, Febuary 17th, WMS celebrates the diversity of our community with food, music and art.
|Alumnae/i Ski Weekend at Cannon Mt.|
On February 11th, WMS is poised to welcome back over 30 alumnae/i and their families for a heart-racing weekend of skiing and fun at Cannon Mountain!
|The Turn Toward Action|
It highlighted for me the importance of both empowering our students and helping them see the role they play in building our community and our world.
|Merit Scholarships Continued|
We are pleased to announce that two recently introduced merit scholarships have been continued for the 2012-2013 academic year.
|MLK Day at WMS|
At The White Mountain School we are not only holding King’s principles close to our hearts, we are, I believe, living his dream.
|AMGA Accreditation Renewed!|
WMS was the first secondary school to be accredited by the American Mountain Guides Association. On December 12, 2011, our re-accreditation was approved.
|Passionate About Photography|
Elliot Murphy '14 is passionate about photography and the study of art. And his work is good...very good.
|Fall Community Service at WMS|
Already this year, over 70 of our students have taken advantage of an opportunity to serve their community for a total of about 700 hours volunteered.
|World-renowned Climbers Presenting at WMS|
Join us for an exciting multi-media presentation by alpinists Freddie Wilkinson and Janet Bergman–Karakoram Frontiers: A Season of First Ascents in the Himalayas’ Last Refuge.
|Performance Coming to WMS|
Randy Armstrong & Genevieve Aichele perform "World Tales- A Mosaic of Stories and Music from Around the World".
|Climbing this Fall at WMS|
On the first day of the sports season, some students put on a harness for the very first time while, for others, the harness is as familiar as a favorite pair of pants.
|Community Service at WMS Today|
Performing community service seems to bring out the best in our students. They bring great energy to every project and take pride in the good work that they do.
|Threads of History|
This is not the time to rest. Rather, this is an historic opportunity to build on our current strength, and ensure the future of our School.
|Lifetime Service Award|
Muffin Bacall Hester '39 received the Lifetime Service Award during Alumnae/i Weekend.
|Six Lessons I Learned from The Junkman |
1. Not everything has been done before. Even in our seasoned postmodern age, there exist creative endeavors that have yet to be discovered or tried.
|125th Birthday Party at WMS |
Shouts of recognition, hugs and handshakes were shared among returning alumnae/i, former faculty/staff, former trustees, current trustees and current local parents.
|Pursuing Talents |
So get out there, and as one of my cousins likes to say, go out there and carpe yourselves some diem. The world awaits your greatness.
|Math Meets Art |
What does a teacher do with 11 freshman and sophomore geometry students and a 3 ½ hour class on a sunny Saturday morning?
|WMS Summer Reading|
All faculty and students will be reading a common book this summer.
|What Inspires You?|
Students are asked to list things that inspire them at WMS. Take a look to see what they said!
|Community Service at WMS |
Amy Snow, Community Service Coordinator, describes the importance of serving your community and the many ways to do so.
WMS students will be spending the week of March 7-11 on Spring Field Courses and as usual, they had many amazing opportunities to choose from.
|Day Students at WMS|
WMS day students comment on community life, teachers, and much more.
|Fall Open House|
WMS is hosting a Fall Open House on November 13th from 1-3pm. We look forward to seeing on campus!
|Commission on Independent Schools Gathering|
For two days earlier this summer, Brian Morgan, WMS President, participated in the thrice-yearly gathering of the Commission on Independent Schools, one of the six Commissions of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
Radio Interview on November 28, 2012
Click above to hear an interview with Becky Beno,
Cultural Events Coordinator, on WLTN radio.