Category Archives: Admission Blog

Faculty Profile: Gabe Boisseau

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Science teacher Gabe Boisseau talks about his educational philosophy and incorporating inquiry into his classroom in our most recent faculty profile. Read more below. Background I grew up in St. Johnsbury, Vermont and became active in the outdoors at a young age. In high school at St. Read More
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Student Ambassadors: Julia Crocker ’18

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At White Mountain, we care deeply about showcasing the accomplishments of our students here on campus. We believe the best way for potential families to learn about a school is to have access to the student experience. A few times a month we include some words from our Student Ambassadors Read More
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Podcast: Our School’s Location Identity

The White Mountain School’s location helps define it as one of the top of private schools in New Hampshire by providing unique opportunities for learning and student-driven inquiry. Learn more in this podcast with Director of Student Inquiry and Research Sara Kelley-Mudie. Click here Read More
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6 months, 6 years and 60 years

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March 10th has come and gone, and many families are now working through accept offers and waitlist decisions. It can be a very stressful time if several options are still on the table. As someone who has helped families through the decision process countless times in the past, I would like Read More
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Podcast: Private School Athletics at White Mountain

We offer a wide variety of unique athletics for students to participate in, such as ice climbing, dance and more. Learn more about athletics at White Mountain from student Sarah Abbott in this podcast. Sarah discusses choosing a sport and the importance of athletics at a private school. Read More
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#Education beyond the classroom

Social justice in the Dominican Republic, multimedia journalism in New Hampshire, sustainability in Montreal, the community of the North Country. This year students at White Mountain studied subjects in places across the world. At White Mountain, we don't think the classroom is the only Read More
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A Focus on Student-Driven Inquiry

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At White Mountain, we understand the power of a student-driven approach to inquiry. In a learning environment, it is important to assume an inquiry mindset. Research has also shown that students learn best when they are engaged—when they are passionate about what they are learning. This Read More
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Faculty Profile: Shane MacElhiney

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Academic Dean and mathematics teacher Shane MacElhiney discusses his love for teaching in a recent faculty profile. Read more below. Background and Education I graduated from Yale University with a B.A. Economics, where I was also pre-med. I received my Master’s in Educational Read More
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Faculty Profile: Becky Beno

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Start by listening with respect and with an open mind.  Ask good questions, then listen more. -Becky Beno, Faculty Member from 1999-present Living and Working at a Boarding School  I have worked at WMS since 1999 and have had many different roles during that time, including ESL teacher, Read More
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Faculty Profile: Lawrence Alexander

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Meet Lawrence Alexander. Director of College Counseling, Lower Burroughs Dorm Head and a 3x Tough Mudder competitor. Learn more about his work in college counseling and residential life below. College Counseling Background I've been working in college counseling for 10 years. I began my Read More
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