Welcome

It is a privilege to lead The White Mountain School as Interim Head of School. I am deeply drawn to the School because of the intentionality with which we address key components of a learning community: people, programming, and place, within a culture of inquiry and engagement.

Students and families choose a White Mountain education because we are a school of curious and engaged students and teachers; we are a school of inquiry and engagement. We know, both intiutively and from research, that to build engagement requires connections between teacher and student and student and material. Connections are best built when teacher and student determine questions and direction together, forging for the student a sense of ownership and responsibility for one’s learning. No matter what subject, no matter what level, we are deeply and purposefully committed to those principles. The result? Deeper understanding, greater retention of knowledge, and increased curiosity -- the foundation for lifelong learning and success.

The White Mountain School motto is Levavi oculos in montes -- I have lifted up my eyes to the hills. Our motto captures our place and the contagious spirit of the School; we seek to be uplifting and open to what lies ahead and all its possibilities and challenges. Our website will provide you with an introduction to the School, which I hope will eventually lead you to visit our campus -- the most effective way to get sense of place, an understanding of program, and a feel for the people of the White Mountain School.

Thomas J. Reid
Interim Head of School
 
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
- W.B. Yeats

About the Head of School

Thomas Reid was appointed Interim Head of School on July 1, 2018. Tom brings to The White Mountain School a vast experience in independent school leadership, most recently serving as Interim Head of School at Charleston Day School in South Carolina. Early in his career he worked at Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia, PA and Pomfret School in Pomfret, CT. He then went on to serve as Head of School at both Buckley Country Day School in Roslyn, NY and St. Paul’s School in Baltimore, MD.

Tom lives on campus with his wife, Ann Reid, who is an experienced and talented educator as well. She began her career teaching at Chestnut Hill Academy and while she and Tom were at Pomfret, she helped to run a large boys’ dorm, taught a class on human sexuality and relationships, and worked in the development office. At both Buckley and St. Paul’s she worked in admission.


THE WHITE MOUNTAIN SCHOOL

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.