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How to Apply

Important Dates

Throughout your admissions journey with us, please keep in mind some of the following dates, which generally remain the same from year-to-year.

January 31

March 1

Financial aid materials due to SSS.

March 10

Admission and financial aid decisions released by postal mail and email. Delivery of postal mail may vary and is subject to shipping conditions.

Early April

Admitted students and their families are welcome to attend White Mountain’s Accepted Student Program (ASP).

April 10

Last day for admitted students and their families to notify White Mountain of their admission decision.

Application Process

Application Materials

The Office of Admission looks for evidence of academic preparation in addition to considering the following among applicants:

  • Student Profile

  • Academic Transcript

  • Testing

  • Student Essay

  • Parent Statement

  • Recommendations

  • Interview

How to Apply

Ready to apply? Follow the steps below.

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

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 use Calendly to connect with us about scheduling a visit or to set up a Zoom interview. Alternately, you can reach out to the Office of Admission at 603.444.2928 x226 or email

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. Additionally, 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. For those students, we welcome (but we will not require) the submission of standardized test results in the form of the Secondary School Admission Test (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 English Test test in addition to the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Students may choose either option.


Lastly, please complete the Standard Application Online. As mentioned previously, 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.

The White Mountain School is committed to an admission policy that does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, or physical ability or disability status. We seek to provide opportunities and experience for all students on an equal basis.