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 Scott Hunt, Director of Development and Alumnae/i Relations, at 603.444.2928 x249
"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."
"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."
"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..."
"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?"
"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."
"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."
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.