It is a privilege to lead The White Mountain School as Interim Head of School. I am deeply drawn to the School because of the intentionality with which we address key components of a learning community: people, programming, and place, within a culture of inquiry and engagement.
Students and families choose a White Mountain education because we are a school of curious and engaged students and teachers; we are a school of inquiry and engagement. We know, both intiutively and from research, that to build engagement requires connections between teacher and student and student and material. Connections are best built when teacher and student determine questions and direction together, forging for the student a sense of ownership and responsibility for one’s learning. No matter what subject, no matter what level, we are deeply and purposefully committed to those principles. The result? Deeper understanding, greater retention of knowledge, and increased curiosity -- the foundation for lifelong learning and success.
The White Mountain School motto is Levavi oculos in montes -- I have lifted up my eyes to the hills. Our motto captures our place and the contagious spirit of the School; we seek to be uplifting and open to what lies ahead and all its possibilities and challenges. Our website will provide you with an introduction to the School, which I hope will eventually lead you to visit our campus -- the most effective way to get sense of place, an understanding of program, and a feel for the people of the White Mountain School.
Thomas J. Reid
Interim Head of School