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White Mountain School

White Mountain School is a coeducational private Episcopal boarding traditional school for students in grades 9 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Rural


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White Mountain School says

Set among the beautiful mountains of northern New Hampshire, The White Mountain School is a college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12. Since our founding in 1886, we have remained true to the original focus of New England boarding schools: the development of mind, body and spirit. We develop the mind through our college preparatory curriculum and through a campus-wide ethos of curiosity and engagement in learning. We develop the body through sports and other physical activities, making full use of our spectacular natural setting. We develop the spirit through reflection, exploration of meaning and purpose, and service in the broader world. The White Mountain School is intentionally small because only in a small school can we treat each student as an individual and nourish individual talents and passions. Students graduate with a solid college preparatory foundation and with a strong sense of themselves. White Mountain School Our website ( is the best way to really get a sense of our School, its programs – both academic and extracurricular, and our School philosophy. To summarize, we describe the important and unique aspects of our School and its programs as “defining characteristics.” Here are our four “defining characteristics.” COLLEGE PREPARATION As a college preparatory school, we follow a structured and traditional liberal arts curriculum. We believe that a broad approach to human understanding of our world and its interconnections is essential for success in college and life. We strive to engage each student by encouraging them to find their voice and to share their insights and opinions. AP courses and opportunities for independent research offer particular challenge for juniors and seniors. Our Field Courses are terrific academic experiences (domestic and international) conducted outside of the classroom: they are offered twice each year and last for five days each. WMS graduates are prepared for college because they know how to think, how to make connections and how to communicate their ideas. INTENTIOnullLLY SMALL We are intentionally small because we know that only in a small school can we treat each student as an individual. Teachers get to know their students well; students realize that their teachers are easily accessible. In a community of our size students can explore their interests, pursue their passions, initiate activities and develop friendships with their teachers and with students across the grades. At WMS no one is lost in “the shuffle.” Everyone matters. Everyone. EPISCOPAL HERITAGE As an Episcopal school, we honor and celebrate the unique worth of each individual. We welcome students of all faiths and encourage them to grow in their own understanding their faith or of their spirituality. Our Episcopal heritage inspires our commitment to community service (local and international), it informs our relationship to the natural world and it is why we have always been a school that respects each student as an individual with unique talents and passions. MOUNTAIN SETTING Seventy-five years ago, our visionary headmistress “Aunt Dot” McLane moved the School to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. In these mountains we are “surrounded by things greater than ourselves.” We connect with a purpose beyond ourselves. Our mountain setting inspires us to explore more broadly, to think more deeply and to experience the fullness of life. Our mountain setting also allows our students to explore and excel in unique outdoor sports offerings. COME SEE FOR YOURSELF! We will happily arrange a visit so you can experience WMS in action. Meanwhile, visit us online and be sure to contact us with questions. We look forward to hearing from you.





Grades Cost Term
High School $46,900 Annual

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  (603) 444-2928



Test Scores

1610 25th percentile score for the SAT Composite

1970 75th percentile score for the SAT Composite

1680 Average score for the SAT Composite

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 112
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 20
10 22
11 38
12 32

White Mountain 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 White Mountain School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 5 : 1
Average Class Size 10
Gender 54% Male / 46% Female
Dress Code Casual
Percent Boarding 80%
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 59%
Multi-racial 2%
Hispanic/Latino 8%
Black or African American 7%
Asian 26%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%


  • Ceramics
  • Community Service
  • Dance
  • Environmental Club/ Environmental Awareness Association
  • Gay Straight Alliance
  • Hiking
  • Photography
  • Snowboarding
  • Student Council
  • Theater
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Yearbook

Associations & Memberships

The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)

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