Category Archives: Academics

The underrated gift of curiosity

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'Schools are missing what matters about learning.' The Atlantic writes an interesting article on how curiosity is continually being underemphasized in the classroom. At White Mountain, we understand the power of student-driven inquiry. Students harness the power of their curiosity while Read More
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Summer plans: Lawrence Alexander

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In our latest summer series post, Director of College Counseling Lawrence Alexander discusses his summer plans as the Program Director for the College Admissions Program at Columbia University in New York City. Be sure to follow our blog this summer to learn what other students and faculty Read More
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Ted Radio Hour: From Curiosity to Discovery

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At The White Mountain School we believe that true education should do more than inform; it should inspire. We understand the power of student-driven inquiry and harnessing curiosity. Our culture of inquiry and small class sizes help students develop the skills and habits for success and Read More
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Summer Plans: Wenyi Guo ’18

As the summer season begins, students and faculty embark on a whole new set of adventures outside of White Mountain. Senior Wenyi Guo talks about her summer plans to attend an intensive mathematics program below. Earlier this year Wenyi was one of only 500 students in the US to qualify Read More
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LASR Highlight

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Leadership, Arts, Service and Research. Much like a laser (which actually stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation), our LASR project asks juniors and seniors to focus in on a topic of their choosing related to either Leadership, Arts, Service or Research and Read More
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Upcoming LASR Symposium

Leadership, Arts, Service and Research. Much like a laser (which actually stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation), our LASR project asks juniors and seniors to focus in on a topic of their choosing related to either Leadership, Arts, Service or Research and Read More
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After the AP: English and Calculus

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When asked, What are you curious about? What do you want to learn these last few weeks?, students in Shane's AP Calculus class responded with a barrage of answers: How has calculus influenced the human condition? How does math relate to issues of sustainability, leadership, philosophy and Read More
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WMS Game Development

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Written in Python3 using a PyGame game engine, students in Nathan Carlson's Game Development class created a variety of computer video games. Check out each of the games and see if you can set a high score here and via the below link. Currently students are building their own version of Read More
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New Faculty at WMS

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We recently had the chance to sit down with the new Director of the Learning Center, Rebecca Dickinson. Currently the Director of the Learning Commons at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, Rebecca has presented at both national and regional independent school conferences and has served on Read More
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Owning the College Essay

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We want students to own the process of preparing for college. -Barbara Buckley, English Teacher At the end of every school year, juniors are given a chance to reflect upon their life and define -- in 650 words or less -- who they are. They are given a chance to discuss an accomplishment or Read More
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