Category Archives: Admission Blog

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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Faculty Friday: Leah Boch

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Harvard graduate. Innovative educator. And a faculty member of our World Languages Department. Spanish teacher Leah Boch shares a bit about herself and her educational philosophy, specifically the role of assessments in the classroom, below. Educational Philosophy When in the real world do Read More
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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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Reading season is here! The time of year when admission officers across the country clock a serious amount of hours squinting at their computer screens reviewing applications. We settle down in our office or at our favorite coffeehouse with a cup of coffee, pop in our favorite tunes Read More
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Freshman Seminar at White Mountain

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Every year, we are asked hundreds of questions about our school and life here on campus in northern New Hampshire.  What are the advantages of attending a boarding school over a day school? What do students do on the weekends? There are Saturday classes?  One common question is How Read More
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Podcast: The White Mountain School’s Strategic Vision

Hear Head of School Tim Breen discuss White Mountain's 5-year strategic vision and goals in this podcast. An extension of the work already being done, the vision focuses on three main areas: Intellectual Excellence, Vibrant Community and a Sustainable Budget. Click here for a full transcript.
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Podcast: Academics at The White Mountain School

In this week's podcast, senior Sarah Abbott shares a student perspective of the academics here at White Mountain. She discusses how White Mountain prepares students for college success, her LASR project, the small class sizes and benefits of having  one on one teaching. Click here for Read More
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Podcast: International Students at White Mountain

Junior Rohan Barthelmy talks about his experience as an international student, finding a US boarding school and the community at White Mountain in this week's podcast. Click the feature below to listen. Click here to read a full transcript of the Podcast.
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A Day in the Life

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It is easy to think about how life at a boarding school can provide a student with ample educational opportunities around the clock.  But is the day student experience ever compromised in this regard?  We asked sophomore twins, Dylan and Delaney Nightingale, about how they take advantage Read More
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