Many things have changed throughout the 125-year history of our School, yet as we listen to alumnae/i and friends talk of their time at St. Mary's or The White Mountain School, their stories sounded surprisingly familiar.  We decided to gather memories about their time at school and how WMS/SMS influenced their lives. We hope you enjoy reading about their experiences. You can contribute your own memory here or contact Ethan Kuhn, Associate Director of Alumnae/i Relations, at 603.444.2928 x249
 
Photo Gallery- Selected pictures throughout the School’s History 

Hear our School Song, “Lift Thine Eyes” sung on Alumane/i Weekend 2008 at All Saints' Church in Littleton, NH.

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  • Muffin Bacall Hester '39

    "Aunt Dot was very much a part of everything at SMS and one of the reasons for my Father's decision to send me there was that he fell in love with her beautiful plaid cape!"
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  • Townley Brooks Graney '41, P '79

    "I had a habit of sneaking out of my room at night to walk the trails, alone or with one or more of the other girls. I loved the woods at night, particularly moonlit nights."
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  • Dine Webster Dellenback ‘53, P '84, former trustee

    St. Mary’s School Song 1953
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  • Eleanor Commo McLaughlin '53

    "What was similar, between the tiny SMS with a class of 20 and...Wellesley graduating close to 350...was the memory of powerfully influential teachers and the still thriving and effective institutions of learning rooted in Tradition and Vision."
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  • Pauli Wauters Muir '53

    "So the small Episcopal girls’ school moved north. Mrs. McLane was going to use that beautiful mountain site to good advantage. Not only would St. Mary’s have wonderful academics, not only would the school provide a religious foundation for the girls, but Mrs. McLane, known fondly as Aunt Dot, was going to USE the outdoors."
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  • Martha Ritzman Johnson ‘63, former trustee

    "As a girl with only brothers, by the time I left SMS for college, I had acquired eighty sisters. I cried all the way through graduation because I knew I’d never have an experience like St. Mary’s."
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  • Carol MacEwan Powers '69

    "At the end of the evening, and perhaps the highlight for me, was the singing of O Holy Night by a member of the senior class."
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  • Stefanie B. Valar ‘72

    "Special St. Mary’s memories include jubilation when our all-female soccer team played Holderness’s JV all-male team… and won; tearing around Cannon’s slopes on Mountain Day; wonderful visits with Mr. and Mrs. S. at their home deep in the woods near campus..."
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  • Marilyn White Sowles '75

    "I still take walks in the woods and try to name the spring wildflowers I learned from Mr. Steele. He was truly a walking field guide..."
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  • Lisa Santeusanio Patey '77, former trustee

    "The teachers who challenged us to learn - Mrs. Logsdon’s English class, Mr. Whitten’s Russian History class and what could be better than the outdoor classroom of endless trails with Fred Steele educating us on every leaf and wildflower?"
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  • Caryl Taylor Quinn '78

    "The play was held on the nature trail at the school. The audience followed Alice along the trail as she stopped at different scenes."
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  • Jonathon Pool '89

    "Great Dorm, great people, great school."
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  • Dave Iseri '80

    "I went from an environment where I did not fit in to an environment where “in” had no definition. All students were encouraged to explore who they were and construct their lives around the resulting discoveries."
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  • Heather Davis Powers '84

    "For the first 15 years of my life, I lived and breathed The White Mountain School. My mom was an alumna and director of development. We moved to live on campus when I was just three years old."
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  • Carolyn Manley Bradley '86

    "...most importantly, WMS offered a safe environment where I was able to come out of my shell and learn to express myself. This is where I found the confidence to be me."
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  • Beth Kingman '90

    "Never in my wildest dreams did I see myself breaking out of my shell and becoming such a large part of the campus community."
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  • Jesus Cruz '92

    "Yes, I was so home sick but after that day I loved every moment of my stay there."
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  • Luis Andrade '94

    "I’m grateful that my parents’ enthusiasm to provide the best for their children sent me on this life changing experience. They knew the vital role that education plays in a person's life. But it wasn’t just formal education at WMS that played a big part in who I am today."
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  • Promise Partner '99

    "For this is the truth: that we are all connected."
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  • Maurice McCarthy ’03, Campaign Officer

    "I found a job posting at WMS to help with the planning of the 125th Anniversary Capital Campaign. I jumped at the opportunity to return to the School that had given me so much."
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  • Yannic Steffan '06

    "Being unconventional means looking at the ‘taken-for-granted-beliefs’ we encounter every day and questioning them. The resulting behaviour is not rejection, but reflection."
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  • Yannina Marin '11.

    "The White Mountain School is a place that I not only value but I have realized in my first semester in college how unique WMS truly is."
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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.