First-year student Bo "Eric" Yan '24 recently represented The White Mountain School in the finals of the 2020 World Robot Contest (WRC), where he and a teammate won the VEX Robotics Competition Championship.
While schools around the country and world are exploring the opportunities and implementation of competency learning, we embrace competency learning because it provides a method to truly unlock student-driven inquiry.
I invite you, whatever your tradition or your beliefs, to consider how hope, peace, joy, and love continue to show up in your lives. Light a candle or two, remember, imagine, and celebrate the promise of warmth and light that the longer days bring.
by Mike Peller, Assistant Head of School for Teaching and Learning The world needs healing. The world needs healers. Fires continue to burn throughout the west, and more frequent and dangerous hurricanes hammer the southeast; our country is more politically divided than ever before; the Read More
Oliver Scholars, a New York-based access program, chose White Mountain for going "above and beyond to welcome and engage our scholars and their families" and the School's "efforts to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive school community."
The new program—piloted in the 2019-2020 academic year—aims to offer an empowering, engaging, and affirming environment and programming for BIPOC identifying students from low-income backgrounds in the U.S., starting in grades 9 and 10.
Two new programs at the School are helping BIPOC alumnae/i connect with current BIPOC students, as well as strategically contribute to the future of the School.
St. Mary’s and White Mountain alumnae/i representing the Class of 1954 through to the Class of 2020—a span of 60 years—joined in the first Virtual Alumnae/i Weekend on October 23 and 24.
"Our community leads with being gracious, and I believe that this is a more gentle high school experience in terms of judgment and rigid student cliques that exclude others."
"It is my enduring hope and intention that students see no separation between doing 'work' for school and doing 'work' for justice ... They will know it is about their duty and desire to be curious, courageous, and compassionate, both for themselves and for the humanity of all."