Application Process

The Admission Office looks for evidence of academic preparation in addition to considering the following among applicants:
  • Student profile
  • Transcript
  • Testing
  • Student essay
  • Parent statement
  • Recommendations
  • Interview
Ready to apply? Follow the steps below:

1. Request Information

Please begin by filling out our inquiry form so we can learn a little about you. 

2. Interview

We strongly recommend that applicants (and potential applicants) visit campus for a tour and interview. Our beautiful campus and diverse community is best experienced in person; however, we also offer virtual visits and interviews on Zoom.

Please click here to connect with us about scheduling a visit or to set up a Zoom interview. Alternately, you can reach out to our Admission Office at 603.444.2928 x226, or email

3. Testing

Anchored in an unwavering commitment to a holistic admission policy, our committee considers all components of a student’s application in determining admission to The White Mountain School. Recently, White Mountain has been fortunate to see a sharp increase in the number of mission-appropriate applications, providing us with robust data from which we can draw confidence in our holistic approach to identifying future White Mountain students. It has become increasingly apparent to our committee that our holistic approach, rather than focusing on an isolated standardized score, continues to provide us with the greatest indicator of a student’s ability to contribute meaningfully and engage authentically with our community. In addition, we know that standardized tests are often overwhelmingly fraught with inequities, and, in light of the global pandemic, access to standardized testing contributes to an additional layer of challenge. For these reasons, standardized test scores are optional in completing your application to The White Mountain School for the 2021-2022 school year. We recognize that for some, standardized tests represent a strength in the application process, and for those students we welcome (but we will not require) the submission of standardized test results in the form of the SSAT. Our SSAT school code is: 8194.

For students for whom English is not their first language, we will continue to require an English language proficiency test. In recognition of the potential challenge in accessing certain tests during the global pandemic, we are pleased to share that we will now accept the Duolingo test in addition to the TOEFL. Students may choose either option.

4. Submit Application

Lastly, please complete the Standard Application Online. All standardized test scores and application materials are due by January 31. We will accept applications after that date; however, we cannot guarantee an admission decision by March 10 for late applicants.
WMS is committed to an admission policy that does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, color, national or ethnic origin, religion or disability. We seek to provide opportunities and experience for all students on an equal basis.

Important Dates

List of 5 items.

  • January 31

    All application materials due to WMS; PFS due to SSS by NAIS
  • March 1

    Financial aid materials due to SSS by NAIS
  • March 10

    WMS sends admission and financial aid decisions by mail and email
  • April 6

    2021 Accepted Student Program (Virtual)
  • April 10

    Last day to notify WMS of admission decision


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.

Specific questions regarding Title IX should be directed to the School's Title IX coordinator at Specific questions regarding Section 504 should be addressed to the School's Section 504 coordinator at