Peter Wickman

Hometown: Haddonfield, NJ
Education: BS Gettysburg College, MA Villanova University
My primary roles at White Mountain: Director of Admission and Financial Aid
Why White Mountain? Small boarding schools are truly amazing places to work and live. In particular, White Mountain has students and faculty members that bring an amazingly eclectic array of passions that bring palpable energy to the School community. I find it incredibly refreshing to work at a school that empowers students to take ownership of their learning process, and, though it may seem like a small thing, the fact that teachers and students are called by their first name creates place where I believe students feel valued and included. Bethlehem, NH is also a pretty great place to ride a bike, run, ski, and play outside.

Not many people know that: I played football in high school and have intercepted a pass from a Super Bowl MVP quarterback

When not in my office I can be found:
Outside, usually. I love running, cycling, and backcountry skiing, but any other adventure with my wife, friends, or students really fills my cup.

Favorite place on campus?
Odd as it may sound, it's West Farm Road. In suburban New Jersey, there aren't a lot of dirt roads. Its simplicity and beauty are refreshing. It's also how I walk to work or head out on bike rides or runs many mornings. There are incredible views of our campus buildings, the farm, and as you pass the athletic fields, it opens up to views of Mt. Washington and the Presidential Range. On certain parts of the road, the trees overlap above the stone walls to create a serene natural tunnel, and in the summer it is lined with patches of lupines. Lastly, after a long recruitment trip, nothing feels better than turning onto West Farm Road because it means I'm home.

Favorite tradition at WMS?
Community weekend and the 400 ft slip 'n slide down Hoods Hill.


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.