Lisa Santeusanio Patey '77, former trustee

"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?"
On a recent visit to The White Mountain School while driving down West Farm Road toward campus, I laughed out loud at seeing the red barn looking the same as it did so long ago. It’s been thirty-five years and the memories came flooding back like it was yesterday. Sneaking out of Carter dorm late at night, catching the sunrise on picnic hill, skinny dipping at the pond, Saturday night movies and Saturday night dances, hanging out in the Great Hall, formal dinners and the infamous work job list where we hoped to not be assigned to the Hobart dishwasher, but inevitably, we all were!
 
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?  The mountain hikes, the canoe trips, skiing and best of all… Mountain Days… the rumors would fly the night before, “Mountain Day tomorrow!” So you took the chance and didn’t do the assignment that was due. How great to play hooky with the entire school to hike or ski!
Whenever I get together with fellow alums, the years melt away as we share our favorite stories. What a special place the White Mountain School is! It prepared each of us to venture out in the world with a strong sense of community, a love of the outdoors and long lasting friendships!
 
- Lisa Santeusanio Patey '77, former trustee
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THE WHITE MOUNTAIN SCHOOL

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.