The White Mountain School is a school built on relationships. Research shows that students who have strong relationships with their teachers are more likely to succeed. With 130 students, we value the teacher and student relationships through absolute numbers rather than ratios; our students are known, and known well. Teachers and students intersect throughout the day in multiple dimensions, from dorm life to work jobs and from the extra-curricular programs to the classroom. In so many ways, The White Mountain School  has created a student culture that is healthy and joyful, curious and kind. This cultural piece matters; when students feel safe and known, and when they are grounded and feel joyful, they are better poised to think and learn with creativity, clarity, and confidence.

We are also a school that asks questions. We embrace student-driven inquiry as the driving philosophy behind our approach to teaching and learning. We know, both from our experience and from research, that students learn best when they are invested and find purpose in what they are studying and when their work has an authentic audience. We encourage students to boldly pursue new and interesting lines of thinking, pushing  and inspiring them to live and grow into their creative and intellectual potential.

I look forward to getting to know you, to exploring and asking questions with you; I look forward to celebrating the beauty of our campus with you; and, I look forward to enjoying the kindness and openness of the White Mountain community with you.

Michael Peller
Assistant Head of School for Teaching and Learning

“One of the most valuable lessons I've learned

is that we, as individuals, are responsible for enacting the change in which we believe. You are never too small, too inexperienced, or too young to champion a cause. If you have convictions about the environment, social movements, equal rights, or global injustice, follow those beliefs. As a member of The White Mountain School community, I am proud to say that those principles were fostered and encouraged by my experience as a WMS student.” — Kelly Cornell '04


371 West Farm Road  •  Bethlehem, New Hampshire 03574  •  603.444.2928
Founded in 1886 and set in the beautiful White Mountains of northern New Hampshire,
The White Mountain School is a coeducational college-preparatory boarding and day
school for students grades 9-12/PG.