What to bring to campus

Dorm rooms are furnished with the following for each student: a bed, a dresser (or drawers below the bed), a wardrobe with hanging space and three drawers or a closet, a desk and desk chair.

In light of COVID-19, we are requesting that all boarding students limit the amount of things they bring to campus for the 2020-2021 school year.

You can view a downloadable version of our packing list here.

School Supplies:
Because students will remain on campus during the Fall 2020 semester, it may be difficult for them to purchase school supplies. We will be stocking basic supplies in our campus store, but recommend that students bring the items they like to use with them (or have them shipped). Teachers are very flexible about what students use in their classes. If an individual teacher wants students to have something specific for the classes, it will be ordered by the school. Students will, however, definitely need something to write on, something to write with and a notebook or several folders to store important papers in. These will be important even if your student relies primarily on a computer. In the meantime, the one essential item (other than a computer) will be a graphing calculator of the TI-84 variety.  Students will use this throughout their career at White Mountain.
Here’s what you should plan to bring to campus:
  • Pillow(s)
  • Twin x-long sheets, and blankets/bedspread
  • Desk lamp (no halogen bulbs please)
  • Power strip with surge protector, chargers
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Shower caddy, and shower shoes/flip-flops
  • Toiletries
  • Laundry supplies*
  • Laundry basket/bag, detergent, fabric
  • softener/dryer sheets, stain remover
  • Umbrella and/or Raincoat
  • Clothes and footwear
  • Outdoor apparel and equipment
  • Clothes hangers
  • Backpack
  • Laptop computer with the operating system of
  • your choice
*Every dorm has a laundry facility. Use of the washing machines and dryers is free of charge. Professional laundry services are also available from our partners at E&R Cleaners.
Nice, but not necessary:
  • Rug
  • Refrigerator
  • Mattress pad
  • Bulletin board or dry-erase board
  • Decorations, photographs, and posters
  • String lights
  • Alarm clock
  • Removable adhesive (ex. Command Strips)
  • Hanging closet organizer
  • Travel mug, microwave-safe dishes, utensils
  • Dish soap
  • Paper towels
  • Fan
  • Hair dryer
  • Printer**, ink cartridges, paper
  • Skis, snowboard, bike, or other personal sports equipment and outdoor gear
**The use of printers in the academic buildings is free for all students.
 The following items are PROHIBITED on campus and in the dorms:
  • Air purifiers, air-conditioners, or space heaters
  • Televisions of any size, or computer monitors over 32”
  • Personal cooking appliances that generate heat, such as microwaves, electric coffee-makers or tea kettles, toasters, toaster ovens, hot plates, rice cookers, stoves, etc.
  • Candles, lighters, matches, or any other item that produces a flame
  • Pets and animals, with the exception of service animals for those with a documented disability
  • Any items, including decorations and clothing, that reference alcohol, drugs, tobacco, violence or sexual themes
  • Weapons, firearms, ballastic and explosive devices, knives, etc.


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.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students
The White Mountain School admits students of any race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Specific questions regarding Title IX should be directed to the School's Title IX coordinator at TitleIX@whitemountain.org. Specific questions regarding Section 504 should be addressed to the School's Section 504 coordinator at Section504@whitemountain.org.