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High Mowing School

High Mowing School is a coeducational private alternative boarding special program emphasis school for students in grades 9 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Rural


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High Mowing School says

"Established in 1942, High Mowing is the oldest Waldorf high school in North America and the only one to offer a boarding program. The school couples challenging academics with arts, music and theater. While students come to High Mowing from Waldorf schools all over the world, one does not have to have former Waldorf school experience. About 40% of the students at High Mowing are new to Waldorf education." High Mowing is the oldest Waldorf high school in North America and the only one to offer a boarding program. In 1942, Mrs. Beulah Emmet, inspired by the work and thought of Rudolf Steiner, converted her family country home into a Waldorf high school. The old and charming hilltop farm ideally suited the warm, home-like atmosphere she sought for her students, and it even suggested the schools name (mowing is an old New England term for "hayfield"). Since that time, High Mowing has offered teenagers the unique combination of Waldorf education and community living (9th to 12th Grade).In the 1970s, the school formed a partnership with Pine Hill Waldorf School (an elementary Waldorf school now located just across the road) to offer a complete K-12 Waldorf program in Wilton, New Hampshire.





Grades Cost Term
High School $42,100 Annual

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  (603) 654-2391
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Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 97
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 17
10 32
11 28
12 20

High Mowing School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing High Mowing School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 5 : 1
Average Class Size 12
Gender 55% Male / 45% Female
Dress Code Casual
Percent Boarding 50%
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 88%
Multi-racial 58%
Hispanic/Latino 5%
Black or African American 1%
Asian 6%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%


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Other school associations

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

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