Field Courses

Is the classroom the only place in which to learn? We don’t think so. Field Courses at The White Mountain School demonstrate our commitment to learning outside the classroom. Students at White Mountain immerse themselves in a week-long, off-campus Field Course each semester. These unique experiences allow in-depth, academic exploration of a specific topic in an authentic setting. Each Field Course provides an incomparable opportunity for students to explore and develop interests and passions beyond the walls of the traditional classroom.

Recent Field Courses

The Map is Not the Territoty:
Geography of New England and Old School Land Navigation

Hydropower: Where Recreation, Sustainability, and Energy Demands Meet

Geology of the Sierra Nevada Mountains

Place Based Writing: The White Mountains
New Hampshire

Farm to Table: Understanding the Importance and Benefits of Local Agriculture
New Hampshire

Mainely Art and Music: A Cultural Exploration Around Acadia National Park

Poverty, Homelessness and Hunger: Meeting People's Basic Needs
Education and Equality
New Hampshire

Marine Biology, Ecology and Island Culture

Land Conservation and Recreation
New Hampshire and Vermont


My field course leadership experiences allowed me to explore my academic and athletic interests deeply and made me a more responsible student. 

– Victoria ’11


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.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students
The White Mountain School admits students of any race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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