Category Archives: Head’s Blog

Teachers as Farmers: Cultivating Growth

As we embark upon the end of the school year, Head of School Tim Breen took some time to remind faculty of our WHY and read the following poem by Bettye Spinner and a post by Grant Lichtman that compared teachers to farmers. Learn more about our School and our mission of developing 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: An Interview with Tim Breen

In this week's podcast, Head of School Tim Breen discusses his background in education, helping students learn, being a parent of a boarding school student and why White Mountain is one of the top New England boarding schools. Click the feature below to hear Tim's interview. Click here to Read More
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Reflecting on values and community at White Mountain

By: Tim Breen, Head of School This morning, as we gathered together as a community for the first time after Thanksgiving, I shared some reflections on our values and community life. This reflection and reaffirmation was prompted by a notable rise in incivility in the discourse of our Read More
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Podcast: Small Boarding Schools with Head of School Tim Breen

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White Mountain is one of a few small boarding schools in New Hampshire with new and expansive thoughts about education. Find out more how the environment in small schools like the White Mountain School can be helpful to students in this podcast with Tim Breen, Head of School. To read a Read More
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Celebrating the Renovations

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To commemorate the recent renovations at The White Mountain School, Head of School Tim Breen gave the following remarks at Family & Alumnae/i Weekend this year. Family & Alumnae/i Weekend Remarks Tim Breen – October 15, 2016 Welcome to Family weekend.  Welcome to alumnae/i Read More
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White Mountain Trustees: Celebrating Today and Planning for the Future

By Tim Breen, Head of School This past weekend, amidst the splendor of the foliage in the mountains, The White Mountain School Board of Trustees gathered on campus for its annual fall meeting. On Friday, we welcomed our new trustees with an in-depth tour of campus, a review of our Read More
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131st Convocation of SMS/WMS

The following is the transcription of Head of School Tim Breen’s remarks from the 131st Convocation of SMS/WMS on Sunday, September 4, 2016. Welcome. This is our first time all together as a community, and it really is a great pleasure to be with you here today, together in this new Read More
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Architecture for Inquiry Learning

A week ago at their January meeting, The White Mountain School Board of Trustees voted to go ahead with significant renovations to academic spaces. This project is driven by this idea: we need to be sure that our architecture supports our mission – in our case that our architecture Read More
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Our Formal Garden: A place of beauty, connection and reflection

10/28/2015 As part of our recent Family and Alumnae/i Weekend, current students, family members, and alumnae/i stretching across seven decades gathered on Saturday morning to celebrate the re-opening of our Formal Garden – a space that has played a central role in school life since Read More
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