White Mountain School

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  • A rural community nestled among the majestic White Mountains of northern New Hampshire, 150 miles (241 km) from Boston
  • 125 students; average class size 12 students; student/faculty ratio 5:1
  • Special, innovative programs include Outdoor Learning Expeditions, Field Studies , LASR (Leadership, Arts, Service & Research) and Sustainability Studies
  • University placements include Pennsylvania State University, Tufts University, among others
  • ESL Program

What's special?

Field courses dedicated to learning outside the classroom | LASR Research program | Robotics and Computer programming | Sustainability Department

100% including: Bates College, Mt. Holyoke College, Pennsylvania State University, Tufts University, University of California-Berkeley

Fast facts

4 seasons, snow in winter
Coed 125 (9-12) students
18% international students
12, Student/faculty ratio: 5:1
28 , 70% with advanced degrees
Boston, MA (BOS) or Manchester, NH (MHT)


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Advanced placement courses:

Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Computer Science Principles, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, Human Geography, Spanish Language and Culture, Studio Art: 2-D Design, Studio Art: 3-D Design, Studio Art: Drawing

Honors courses:

AP 11 Honors all core courses

Marking system & graduation requirements add

Marking System:

WMS utilizes the standard grading system: A=90-100; B=80-89; C=70-79; D=60-69; grades below 60 indicate failure and no credit is granted. Grades are issued at the Fall, Winter, and Spring semesters and at their midpoints.

Graduation Requirements:

The minimum graduation requirements for grades 9 through 12 are as follows:

  • English - 4 credits
  • Social Studies/History - 2.5 credits (Modern World History, American History)
  • Mathematics - 3 credits (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)
  • Science - 3 credits ( Biology and Chemistry or Physics)
  • World Languages - 2 credits (One language)
  • Visual and Performing Arts - 1 credits
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies - 0.5 credits
  • Sustainability Studies - 0.5 credits
  • Field Courses - successful completion of 2 per year
  • Independent Project - successful completion of requirements
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Special Programs

LASR - Leadership, Arts, Service and Research. LASR projects are designed to add value to the world in some form:WMS student work to make a positive contribution to society through reseach, time management and communication by research papers and school presentations. Field Courses: Students immerse themselves in a week-long, off campus Field Course each semester. This in-depth, academic exploration on a specific topic in an authentic setting allowing student to explore and develop interests and passions beyond the walls of the traditonal classroom.Sustainability Studies emphasizes relationships between well-being, social equity, the environment and economics. Sustainability Studies involves: Cradle-to-grave thinking; systems studies; seventh generation thinking; sustainability studies is both academic and action-based. Outdoor Learning Expeditions: Utilizing experiential methods,WMS equip students with the knowledge skills and sensitivity required for facilitation of safe and enjoyable outdoor experiences in a variety of topographic settings.

ACT Scores

Average ACT score: 27

SAT Scores

Average SAT score: 1150 (Reading and Math)


White Mountain School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges

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Studio Arts, Art History, Ceramics, Dance, Music, Music Theory, Photography, Theater, Vocal
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  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rockclimbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer

Campus features

The WMS is located on 250 acres (101 hectares) within a trriving community of artists, musicians, actors and filmmakers. Features include: Academic Buildings, Science Center, Arts Center, Black Box Theater, 4 Dormitories, Gym Climbing Wall, Playing Fields, Dining Hall, Formal Garden, Farm, Sugar Shack, Recycling Center.

Extracurricular activities

  • A Cappella
  • Art Club
  • Astronomy Club
  • Chess Club
  • China Care
  • Citizens of the World
  • Citizenship Committee
  • Electronics Club
  • Indoor Soccer Club
  • Ink and Paper (Literary & Arts Magazine)
  • International Student Mentors and Translators
  • Multi-Cultural Diversity Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Photography Club
  • Robotics Club
  • Running Club
  • Social Committee
  • Spectrum Alliance
  • Step Club
  • Student Council
  • Sustainability Club
  • Theater Club
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Yearbook
French, Spanish

Admissions Requirements


gr. 9: 55 iBT gr. 10: 65 iBT gr. 11: 80 iBT gr. 12: 90 iBT

Not required


Jan. 31 Rolling

ETS 1944

Estimated Costs


$7,775 ESL
$750 Boarding Student Service Fee
$1,100 International Student Fee & Orientation
$1,795 Health Insurance
$1,500 Student Account
$200 Room Deposit
$1,000 Annual Donation Fund (optional)
$2,726 Tuition Refund Insurance (optional)

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