Being a boarding school in New Hampshire has its advantages! The fact that we’re set in the breathtaking White Mountains allows our Outdoor Education Department to further the mission of our School by enhancing students’ relationships with the natural, human, physical and spiritual environments that surround them.
Utilizing experiential methods, we equip students with the knowledge, skills and sensitivity required for the facilitation of safe and enjoyable outdoor experiences in a variety of topographic settings. Through Field Courses and extended outdoors trips, students are aided in nurturing a love for the outdoors, developing a lasting concern for the earth’s ecosystem and personal self-discovery.
We help students achieve proficiency in “leave no trace” practices, various modes of wilderness travel, first aid and other backcountry skills. A focus on small-group dynamics and healthy student interactions also plays a key role in this process. With our instructional programs we provide a venue for each student to participate in outdoor sports at an ability-appropriate level. Our Outdoor Education department also provides students with the opportunity to seek out a leadership role by becoming a student assistant or a student leader within our Field Courses and sports programs.